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Resilience: Finding the Good in the Bad – Lessons from a Pickleball Fall

As I am reflecting on my year-end questions (coming soon!), I’m thinking about the good of the year that we are soon to complete. But I’m also thinking about the tough stuff. You know the stuff that sucked:(. We all get the full deal. We get some good. And we can get some bad. That […]

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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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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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Have You Ever Done Something Really Stupid That You Regret?

Feel like tuning into a quick video version of this? Here’s a video of my rant. Half price today:).  Have you done anything really stupid that you regret? Of course you have! If you are human, that is. We have all had those moments that we wish we could turn back the clock. Said something […]

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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

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, and as always, some familiar ones too. The aim of these questions is to help you bring a fresh lens to […]

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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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Remember The Pause

My “Word” (mantra/focus) for 2021 is “Remember The Pause”. I’m sharing a personal story that helped inspire my mantra for 2021.   A couple of years ago, I wrote a post at the beginning of the year, called: “Who Will Be Your Teachers in the Year Ahead? The gist of that post is that we will […]

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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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