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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. — […]

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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 […]

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Blindsided and Let Go? Full Globe and Mail Article Now Posted Here

My recent column in the Globe and Mail 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). If you don’t subscribe to the Globe (yet) here is the full article. Note, the Globe always gets exclusivity for 3 weeks […]

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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only was I struck by how poorly the communication appeared to be handled, I also wondered, from a leadership lens, what outdated playbook the higher up decision makers […]

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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 […]

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Connection vs. Convenience – And Other ‘Return-to-Work Dilemmas

This article was first published in the Globe and Mail — see my latest columns here.  — “Can’t wait to get back to the office. Terrified of going back. Not sure what to wear. Dreading the commute. Excited to see the team. Haven’t yet met the team in person. And what to do with the […]

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Six Paths to Bolster Resilience in Times of Flux

This article was first published in the Globe and Mail. I also bring this topic and related themes to workshops, talks, and presentations.  — The pandemic roller coaster continues. Two steps forward, and a couple back. As we phase into the next stages of reopening and its implications for life back at work, there are […]

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Resilience: The Fuel of the Future

This article originally appeared at the Globe and Mail – see original version here (for subscribers only).    Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Flat. Emotional. Hopeful. Cautiously optimistic. These are just a few of the words voiced by many of my coaching clients and workshop participants in recent months when I have asked the loaded question: “How are […]

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Before Kicking 2020 to the Curb, Reflect on These 12 Questions and Get Ready for 2021

Ready to say goodbye to 2020? Before you kick it to the curb (ohh so tempting to kick it hard, really hard)  — take some time to reflect on this year’s guided questions (9th year edition of my 12 year-end Questions)….  Well that was a bust. Didn’t see it coming. When I wrote last year’s […]

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Leaders – Are Your People Overwhelmed?

***Want to see the video version of this blog article? See it here!*** As a leader, how would you handle this situation? A manager writes to the Globe and Mail’s Career “nine to five” column: A direct report frequently displays strong emotions in the workplace. Notably, they frequently tear-up; are seen crying in the hallway. […]

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