Posts Tagged: success

Thursday Thoughts: Walking Meetings

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It’s been a while since I had my last “walk-about-coaching” session with a client. Downtown Toronto being muggy and full of construction was not the loveliest backdrop for a meeting, however, it was fantastic to engage in a conversation whilst taking a stroll. Yes, there are significant benefits to walking meetings! Research shows that aside… Read more »

The Great Reality

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It is not called the “Great Resignation” anymore. It is called “Reality”. When the trend of the “Great Resignation” was acknowledged a year ago, many of our clients saw this as a reaction to the pandemic, a fad that would fade away within a few months. Now, a year later, we have to come to… Read more »

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 »

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 »

A World Full of Paradoxes

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Feeling overwhelmed and confused? You are not alone. LEGO has identified 11 paradoxes to remind managers and leaders of the tensions they need to balance at all times. Here are some of their realities: To be able to establish close relationships with your employees – and to keep the proper distance To take the lead… Read more »

Welcoming the New Year

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January 4th, 2019. Our first week in the office. A perfect time to be grateful for what 2018 brought to our lives and reflect on what is coming in 2019. 2018 was a testimonial to the fact that we do live in the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world. You see it practically everywhere… Read more »

The Role of an Advisory Board in Start-Ups and Independent Businesses

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As the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) says, “it’s impossible for one person to know everything about their industry or business” (BDC, 2017). The concept of an Advisory Board, made up of knowledgeable business people, can provide experience and perspective that you may not have within your organization. These types of Boards are being… Read more »

Critical Thinking and Potential for Development

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When assessing potential, our clients often ask us “How quickly can the individual grow into the role?”, or “Can this competency be easily developed?”, and my response usually highlights that it depends on how committed the leader is to changing current behaviours and developing new ones. While I still wholeheartedly agree with this statement, I… Read more »

Celebrating 5 Splendid Years of MarchFifteen

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“The tidal wave can lead to wholesale destruction, but it is the incessant, and much smaller, daily tidal force that moves all boats worldwide.” I do not know to whom I should attribute this quote, but I think it is a good one.  As I prepared myself for the celebration, and my talk to all… Read more »