Leadership

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Closure, Release + Direction #3 – Direction

“…We know our Path is right when betraying ourselves is not one of our options…” Caroline Myss PhD This blog concludes our Closure. Release. Direction series.  We began our process of Closing out 2019 (Blog 1) so that we could Release those 2019 [...]

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Closure, Release and Direction Series – Blog 1 – Closure

Welcome to our end of year Closure. Release. Direction. Series where we chat about the importance of closing off one year to allow new opportunities to flow in for the coming one. Every year I promise myself to set aside time in December to reflect on the past [...]

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Closure, Release and Direction Series – Blog 2 – Release

“… Our whole bodies crave the relief that comes with finally saying goodbye and good luck…” Welcome to Part 2 of our three-part series on Closure, Release and Direction. This series was seeded by one of my clients who asked me for advice as to how she [...]

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Employee happiness depends on the boss

I’ve long been interested in the relationship between employee job satisfaction and work-related performance ever since I read about the famous Hawthorne studies conducted by Elton Mayo, a Harvard professor and generally regarded as the founder of the [...]

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Calling all leaders – the environment needs you!

As a leadership and management commentator, I don’t normally blog about climate change and the environment. However, in my view today’s most pressing and complex leadership challenge is climate change and the environment. The world needs leaders from all walks [...]

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Cutthroat Cooperation or Friendly Competition?

Conventional wisdom dictates that competition - regardless of whether it’s in the classroom, on the playing field or between business rivals – is good because it builds character, boosts productivity and delivers better outcomes. The degree to which the [...]

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Breaking out of the mould requires perseverance

I recently attended a “Toxic Masculinity” workshop sponsored by a local baseball club that had tragically lost 2 of its members to suicide in the past year. Bill's Story The purpose of the workshop was to help men redefine what it means to be a man and learn [...]

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Throw out the Carrots, Burn the Sticks … and Watch Employee Motivation Blossom

I’m often asked how to motivate employees. Indeed it’s a ‘perennial’ question with added urgency for managers wondering how to motivate a ‘Millennial’ generation where old school tactics such as rewards, recognition and fear are no longer producing [...]

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Confidence – not perfection – should be the goal

The great debate continues. A controversial OpEd by clinical psychologist Lisa Damour in the New York Times about the fundamentally different approaches girls and boys take to school assignments caught my eye the other day. Lisa’s observation - based on years [...]

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The Last Byte of Innovation at Apple?

If you’ve been on a Christmas/New Year break like me, you may have missed the news that Apple issued its first profit warning in 16 years due to a fall in forecasted revenue in China. Ostensibly, the reason is the slowdown in China’s economic growth. [...]

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