Just off the cusp of writing about the career-boosting inspiration from this year’s Oscar awards, it looks like I’ve got something to celebrate too. I won an award! Even better, I won it with one of my lovely clients whom I’ve had the ultimate pleasure of working with on a very gratifying two-year (plus) initiative. […]
Career Inspiration: And the Oscar Goes to….
This article was first published in my column at the Globe and Mail And the Oscar goes to…. I love movies and always watch the big award galas, which culminated in March with the Academy Awards. I found many of this year’s winners to be especially inspiring. Their career breakthrough stories were heartfelt and sent […]
What a “We” Leader Sounds Like
This article was first published in my Globe and Mail column. “Sam” is a high potential, emerging leader. He’s doing well on many fronts, but he recently received feedback that he needs to take a more “we-centric” approach. He’s been told that he often speaks with an “I-centric” style that might limit his leadership impact […]
My Word and Mantra for 2023: Right Now.
Did you come up with your word (or mantra) yet for 2023? I have to confess, as I approached the halfway mark of January in this brand new year, I still hadn’t yet found my word. Ironic eh? Afterall, I’m the one who has been publishing (for 11 years) an annual list of year-end/year-ahead questions […]
12 Reflection Questions to Complete 2022 and Get Ready for 2023
T’is the season to reflect! Ready to dive into this year’s “12 Reflection Questions” to complete your year and get ready for the year ahead? The Globe and Mail has previously published a version of this article (click here) And now you can also scroll down and get access to all the questions here. — […]
Resilience: Finding the Good in the Bad – Lessons from a Pickleball Fall
As I am reflecting on my year-end questions and Question #1 is prompting me to think about the good of the year that we are soon to complete. Question #2 is also getting me to think about some of the tough stuff of 2022. You know the the stuff that kinda sucked:(. We all get […]
Leaders – It’s the Tiny Moves That Can Make the Big Difference
This article was initially published in my Globe and Mail Column. See my latest Globe columns here. Many managers are caught between a rock and a hard place in the “return-to-work” challenge, pressured to bring people back but still facing resistance from those who now prefer to work from home. Mandating back-to-work is one thing. Engaging […]
Blindsided and Let Go? Full Globe and Mail Article Now Posted Here
This article was first published in my column in the Globe and Mail where I offered some tips on what to do if you get blindsided in a senior leadership role and let go (aka, per the Lisa Laflamme situation). And this article also happened to be cited as one of the top 10 most […]
Blindsided like Lisa LaFlamme? How to Move Forward…
Like many Canadians, I was shocked and dismayed when I heard that Lisa Laflamme was unceremoniously let go from her role as CTV’s national news anchor. Not only was I struck by how poorly the communication appeared to be handled, I also wondered, from a leadership lens, what outdated playbook the higher up decision makers […]
Return to Work: Humanity, Connection, Compassion More Crucial Than Ever
This article was initially published in my Globe and Mail Column. See my latest Globe columns here. As the return-to-work era unfolds, many leaders find themselves mired in challenges. They are tired. Their people are tired. And there is still a lot of resistance. How to bring people back and create cohesive, productive, engaged teams? It’s […]
BREAKING NEWS! Eileen Chadnick Wins ICF Prism Award with Ontario Library Service
New! What “We” Sounds Like in Leadership Conversations (Globe and Mail column).
Been Ditched or Blindsided in Career? How to Move Forward (see blog)
Convenience vs. Connection: Back to Work Dilemmas
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