Posts Tagged: leadership

Pandemic Has a Negative Impact on Women in the Workplace

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From as early as when women first entered the workforce, there have been obstacles for them to navigate that are not present for their male counterparts. And the pandemic has added yet another barrier. It has not only negatively impacted working women, but affected the workplace itself too. Slice has summarized the findings of Concordia University’s… Read more »

“Through endurance, we conquer” – Ernest Shackleton.

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When Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton and his 28-strong team set sail on the Endurance ship in 1914, reaching Antarctica was the only thing on his mind. Unfortunately, the Weddell Sea had other plans for Endurance and the three-masted wooden ship crashed into the ice, forcing all crew members to abandon ship. The long and courageous journey that followed would not… Read more »

Empathy 101: Why Should Leaders or Anyone Care? – A Guest Blog by Patrizia Rothenberger

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With conversations on burnout and employee retention top of mind for many leaders, we wanted to share with you a piece by our dear friend, Patrizia Rothenberger, on the importance and impact of empathy. In this article, Pat beautifully explains this key component of our daily interactions and, even more importantly, highlights how to “do”… Read more »

We Are All Tired Of This Pandemic

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We are all tired of this pandemic. Many of our clients are dealing with some degree of PTSD or depression, and some are just done. Lately, I am even exposed to such “radical” thinking as “let us all as a family or company get COVID-19 and be done with it”. When our Minister of Health… Read more »

Thursday Thoughts: Compassionate Leadership

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In addition to our regular blog posts, we are starting to share with you our “Thursday Thoughts”. Periodically, on a Thursday, we will post a short piece on a topic that has been on our mind. As always, we are keen to discuss. Thursday Thoughts: Compassionate Leadership A compassionate leader is able to balance the… Read more »

COVID-19 Virtual (Just-in-time) Coaching

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As we all continue to work through this crisis, MarchFifteen is acutely aware of the extra pressures placed on managers. We are implementing a temporary coaching offer to help managers – and thus your teams – deal with: The anxiety around the current state of ambiguity and uncertainty. Their own stress and the stress of… Read more »

Kurt Hahn’s Five Pillars

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As many of you know, Outward Bound is an organization that is close to MarchFifteen’s heart. We are deeply connected to their mission to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery. Their simple philosophy of “there is more in you than you think” is especially applicable in trying times like… Read more »

Navigating Ambiguity Part 2 – Team Cohesion in a Socially Isolated Workplace

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Team cohesion, or the degree to which being part of a team is especially compelling to its members, is a critical characteristic of high-performing groups. Many studies have shown that a prerequisite component of high-performing teams is the degree to which members enjoy, or seek out opportunities, to work with one another. Over the past… Read more »