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 […]
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. — […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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only was I struck by how poorly the communication appeared to be handled, I also wondered, from a leadership lens, what outdated playbook the higher up decision makers […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Reflection Qs Now Posted: 12 Questions to Complete the Year (2023) and Start Anew
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