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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 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only was I struck by how poorly the communication appeared to be handled, I also wondered, from a leadership lens, what outdated playbook the higher up decision makers […]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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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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Work: Transformations, Predictions — and Some Wishful Thinking for the Year Ahead

The word “transformation” has been bubbling up for me these past weeks as I’ve immersed in my year-end/year-start  reflections (using my annual 12 Questions as prompts). And what a year of transformation it has been! Transformation is about more than temporary, situational reactive changes. Transformations go deeper, last longer, and can often create radical shifts […]

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Okay, What Now, What Next? 12 Questions to Get Ready for the Year Ahead

***NEW QUESTIONS FOR DEC 2022.  SEE HERE FOR THIS YEAR’S QUESTIONS AND A LINK TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL VERSION  — First, a Message from Eileen Chadnick (the Questions Follow Below): This year’s edition of my annual “12 Questions” marks my 10th year of sharing this annual reflection guide. Some new questions for the times, […]

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3 Ways to Say Thanks (at Work) Better and More Meaningfully

This article is the third in a series on expressing gratitude and appreciation at work. The ideas shared are relevant for leaders, aspiring leaders, and anyone interested in generosity and humanity at work.  See links to other articles in the series at the end of this post (and at the blog). Your people are working hard. […]

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Expressing Thanks at Work: Better in Person or Text?

This article is part of a series on gratitude at work. The ideas shared are relevant for leaders, aspiring leaders, and anyone interested in generosity and humanity at work.  See links to other articles in the series at the end of this post (and at the blog). Is it better to express thanks to someone […]

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Expressing Thanks at Work: It’s Good for You and For Others

This article kicks off  a short series on expressing gratitude and appreciation at work. The ideas shared are relevant for leaders, aspiring leaders, and anyone interested in generosity and humanity at work.  See links to other articles in the series at the end of this post (and at the blog).   When was the last time  […]

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