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Does Work Have To Meet All Our Needs?

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The following is a guest piece by Moe Carrick. His voice was incredulous when he asked the question that I could tell he had been thinking about: “C’mon, Moe. As a senior leader, I am basically just trying to run a business. Is it really my job to meet all. Click to continue reading.

Why Going On Vacation Can Help You To Achieve Your Goals

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The arrival of summer-like weather often leads not only to people spending more time outdoors, shaking off the dreariness of the winter months, but also discussions and planning of summer vacation breaks and spending time with family and friends away from work. Or at least it used to be. Every.

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How Leaders Can Make Organizational Values Actionable To Drive Purpose-Led Work

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These days there’s a lot of focus on organizational culture in terms of its ability to attract and retain employees in today’s shrinking labour market.

What Women Do That Holds Them Back From Succeeding At Leadership

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There’s been a number of studies that have illustrated the challenges and obstacles women face that men don’t in trying to move into leadership positions. But are there actions and behaviours women are doing that are also impeding their ability to grow into effective leaders?

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

10 Simple Steps That Will Help You Overcome Adversity And Achieve Success

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The following is a guest piece by Fred Stuvek. All of us will face some degree of adversity in our life, this is inevitable. You can’t run from it. You can’t hide from it. It will find you. You have to deal with it, embrace it as a learning experience, Click to continue reading.

Why The Time Is Right To Simplify Work

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The following is a guest piece by Jesse Newton. Our organizations have become complicated messes. In a recent study 74% of respondents rated their organization as complex.

Forget Global – What Leaders Really Need Is A “Worldly” Perspective

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The following is a guest piece from McGill Professor (and fellow Montrealer) Henry Mintzberg. Do we need more globalization on this globe? How about more worldliness in this world?

3 Steps To Create An Organizational Vision That Energizes Employees

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Some of you may not know this, but I’ve been writing this blog for over 10 years now, which of course, means that you end up covering a lot of different topics and ideas around leadership. But what it also means is that after a point, you get the urge. Click to continue reading.

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Is Conventional Wisdom Diminishing Your Ability To Successfully Lead Others?

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When it comes to leadership, many of us have developed habits or strategies that have served us well in not only achieving our organization’s goals, but driving future growth and success.

A Surprising Example Of Why You Don’t Need A Title To Effectively Lead Others

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If I were to ask you to think of a leader in today’s organizations, I’m sure many of you will think of people who carry titles like CEO, President, Director, Vice-President and so forth. Of course, the simple truth of the matter is one doesn’t need a title to be. Click to continue reading. Leadership Recent Posts authority collaboration focus leadership opportunities

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

What One Successful Leader Learned About Optimism From Failure

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If you spend any time on social media or even just watching the news, it seems there’s not much to be optimistic about in terms of what’s going on around us.

Are You Missing This Critical Element In Your Leadership?

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When it comes to leadership in today’s faster-paced work environment, there’s no question that leaders are expected to wear many hats. Not so much in terms of tasks, but in terms of function.

3 Easy Steps To Energize Collaboration And Drive Success

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If you’re like most leaders, the arrival of Fall marks the perfect opportunity to assess where we are today in term’s of achieving our yearly goals, and what we should be focusing on to ensure a successful outcome for the end of this year.

4 Powerful Questions That Will Improve Your Leadership And Drive Success

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4 Ways To Fortify Your Courage To Lead

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The following is a guest piece by Shelly L. Francis. Are you passionate about your work or cause, but trying to sustain yourself in the midst of heavy demands and the urgency you feel about making a difference?

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

My Top 10 Leadership Insights For 2018

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The beginning of a new year is often equated with new beginnings or with a fresh start. It’s in that vein that I’m sure you’ve noticed a very big change here on website. It’s been over 10 years since I started this site and it just felt like it was. Click to continue reading.

5 Steps To Cultivate Compassion In Leadership

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The following is a guest piece by Stanford professor Dr. Leah Weiss. Modern leadership training is being taken over by a clever but misguided trend. One that’s filled with yoga rooms and entertainment-infused buffet lunches.

Do You Have The Courage To Change How You Lead?

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If there’s one constant to doing business in today’s global environment, it’s that things inevitably change.

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3 Powerful Benefits That Come From Empathy In Leadership

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A few days ago, I was interviewed by a reporter about the topic of empathy in leadership.

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Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.

4 Critical Leadership Traits That Drive Success And Growth

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This past summer, my daughter Malaika worked at her first summer job, which also happened to be her first time in a true leadership role.

Strong Leaders Need A Healthy Relationship With Feedback

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The following is a guest piece by Alex Vorobieff. A healthy relationship with feedback exists when you can unemotionally assess the results of your business and then rationally determine what inputs or actions you need to change. Denial is a very frequent manifestation of an unhealthy relationship.

What We Get Wrong About Authenticity In Leadership

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When it comes to improving the way we lead, there’s a number of approaches that have been championed by both leadership experts and researchers looking into understanding what makes someone a successful leader.

The One Thing Exceptional Leaders Never Forget

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Recently, Tesla and Space X founder and CEO Elon Musk shared a powerful message on Twitter about his company’s recent launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket with the Tesla-driving Starman inside: Why Falcon Heavy & Starman? Life cannot just be about solving one sad problem after another.

Do You Allow Your Employees To “Own The Suck”?

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Of the many issues leaders have to address, failure has to be one of the most challenging. No doubt this is why we love sharing motivational quotes about failure, like this one from Thomas Edison: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

How Failure Taught Me To Become A Better Listener

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In my work with various leaders, one of the strategies I often share is employing the art of asking questions.

4 Questions Every Leader Should Ask To Be Successful

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One of the common concerns most leaders have revolves around employee engagement. Of how to encourage employees to be fully committed to the organization’s vision and long-term goals. Without question, this is a critical factor to an organization’s success and long-term growth.

3 Uncommon Strategies For Achieving Your Goals

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A few weeks ago, I was the invited guest on CBC Radio’s Daybreak where I shared advice on how to successfully achieve your goals for this year.

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Are You Curing Only The Symptoms Of What Ails Your Team?

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“What do you do about the meeting after the meeting?” That’s a question I was asked recently in one of my Q&A sessions held after a corporate training event I conducted recently.

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Is Being Absurd The Secret Ingredient Behind Innovation Success?

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The following is a guest piece by Jamie Anderson and Gabor George Burt. As Albert Einstein once said “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it”. But in the business world, there is a disdain for absurdity.

9 Strategies Of Uncommon Wisdom For Fuelling Top Performance

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The following is a guest piece by Larry Sternberg. Fuelling top performance is the goal for most leaders and managers. The best managers know their people are the key to achieving top performance on every metric of success they track.

6 Steps To Strengthen Team Cohesion

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If there’s one point all of us can agree on today, it’s that we’re living in increasingly divisive times. As a writer, I can certainly appreciate the irony of this statement.

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Uniqueness And Company Culture – A Renewable Cycle

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The following is a guest piece by Chris Dyer. Which comes first: a distinctive business identity or its underlying culture? That’s a trick question. The culture that drives recognition has no beginning or end point, but is instead a continuum.

Forget Passion – What Employees Need Is Purpose-Led Work

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These days, it seems like the world is facing scarcity in a wide range of areas – from something as basic as access to food and clean water, to something more personal as a lack of time to get through our various daily tasks.

My TEDx Talk – A Personal Journey To Find Meaning In Success

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In writing this leadership blog, I’ve had the opportunity to share several personal stories that help to illustrate some key insights into how we can succeed in our role as leaders.

How Healthy Is Your Organization’s Culture?

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The following is a guest piece by Marcella Bremer. A CEO invited a group of people to a meeting who were at two different levels of the corporation. He asked a question and then went around the table in an orderly fashion getting input from the attendees.

5 Summer Books That Will Make You A Better Leader

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As a leadership writer, I get asked from time to time to share a list of my favourite leadership books; books that I found to be the most informative either for those new to leadership, or for those looking for new insights on how they can build on their existing leadership skills.

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What Will You Do To Make Next Year Better?

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With just a few days left on the calendar, the time has once again arrived for that annual event of compiling retrospectives for the year that was.

3 Key Steps To Finding Purpose In What You Do

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A few days ago, I got to live one of my dreams. That’s something that not all of us get to say, which is why I realized that it’s worth taking the time to share this important milestone here on my leadership blog. So what was this dream that came true for me?

What Happened To Trust And Integrity In Today’s Organizations?

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Over the past several weeks, there has been a recurring theme in the news of organizations being caught at their worst and with it, how often leaders drop the ball in owning up to these failures incurred by those they lead.