December 19, 2019

4 Critical Developments to Company Culture in 2020

The idea that a great company culture is more than a “nice thing to have” has been around for decades. And yet, market trends are calling in debts from executives […]

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May 9, 2019

Living in the Grey: Part 4

Generational Differences: What Role Do They Play? Throughout the ‘Living In The Grey’ series, we have been examining some of the factors that have led to the divided world of […]

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May 2, 2019

Dealing with Workplace Gossip

Imagine this. You are returning from a coffee run for several team members in your office, and when you return to your desk, some of those team members are talking […]

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April 8, 2019

Leadership in the Face of Terror

I’m not here to stand on my soapbox about the mass shooting in Christchurch. The horrific nature of what these individuals did, and the weariness of repeating the cycle of […]

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March 26, 2019

‘Under the Radar’ Management Behaviours that Could Lead to Trouble

The past three years in media coverage of leadership has been dominated by one trend in particular: abuses of power, particularly by men, leading to harassment charges, particularly of a […]

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March 6, 2019

Living In The Grey #3: The Damage of Social Media

As a quick recap since it’s been a minute, what I mean by ‘living in the grey’ is to accept the nuances and complexities of the world, without reacting with […]

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January 22, 2019

Stop Making Resolutions, Start Finding Solutions

New Year’s Resolutions are one of the most maddening traditions that we take part in as a culture. Each year, millions of people around the world fail in their attempts […]

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December 12, 2018

Living in the Grey: How Can We Differentiate Between Black/White and Grey Communication?

As we saw in the first installment of this series, The Grey is an area of uncertainty but it’s also an area that requires subtlety, compassion, and understanding. In part […]

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November 7, 2018

Living In the Grey: A Six-Part Exploration of Living in a Polarized World

Part 1: What Is ‘The Grey?’ There is a plague on our culture, and in our workplaces. You have undoubtedly noticed it, because it’s present almost anywhere you turn, in […]

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November 1, 2018

A simple way to radically improve your performance

While mindfulness isn’t the first association we make with high performance, entrepreneurship and innovation, you’d be surprised at how many successful leaders practice and prioritize it. Studies have found that […]

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October 17, 2018

How to Spot an Uncoachable Employee

The business world is challenging enough as it is, but what happens when your business depends on employees who might not be that open for cooperation? If you don’t react […]

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September 19, 2018

3 Signs that Ego is Hurting Your Ability to Lead

When was the last time your ego took over? Maybe before the conversation with an employee who did something wrong. Was it when you were arguing which political party truly […]

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September 7, 2018

Nike Just Schooled Us All!

I have a new appreciation for @Nike. With their recent announcement, I can see that they clearly understand something I often talk about: the importance of building a tribe rather […]

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August 16, 2018

Organizational Transparency: Why It Matters to Today’s Employee

Whether we’re talking politicians, CEOs, celebrities, or influencers, the world is losing trust in the leadership of people in power. Of all generations in the workforce, Millennials in particular are […]

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July 23, 2018

Why Your Team Needs to Stop Building Consensus

It’s 2018 and some leaders still believe consensus being the ultimate give-and-take information-sharing method in the workplace. While the idea of every team member calmly communicating their opinions does sound […]

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July 4, 2018

High-Performing vs. Mediocre Leaders: 5 Key Characteristics That Separate Them

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not […]

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June 27, 2018

Employee Engagement: Beyond Beer, Wings, and Bowling

Every reputable company should understand the importance of company culture. The way you communicate your company’s values, vision, belief system, habits, and employee treatment mirrors your company’s culture and captures […]

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June 5, 2018

How to Avoid Being Rude in an Email

As convenient as they can be, emails, like any form of written communication online, can be a breeding ground for misunderstandings and awkward situations. Let’s examine a brief exchange: Federal […]

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May 31, 2018

4 Characteristics of The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

“Organizational relationships are complex. Emotional intelligence is the skillset we need to navigate and build effective teams”.   – Bret Wells, Missional Wisdom Foundation When you ask people why they […]

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May 23, 2018

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Focus

One of the most common problems that working people face worldwide is the chronic lack of focus. In a world where we are bombarded with stimuli from social media, apps, […]

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May 17, 2018

My encounter with Warren Buffett, and what I learned

This time last week, I was on a plane heading back to Calgary, after an inspiring week at the Berkshire Hathaway AGM in Omaha. I got to see 3 people on […]

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May 9, 2018

7 reasons your star-performers are quitting

The Director of Operations hands in her two-week notice. The CEO and her colleagues are shocked because she’s one of their hardest workers and the company has turned around and […]

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April 28, 2018

Bias Bit Starbucks in the Butt & Why You Could Be Next!

Following the event that recently took place in one of Starbucks stores in Philadelphia, Starbucks officials have found themselves in some potentially deep trouble. They’ve received quite a lot of […]

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April 18, 2018

Toxic Employees: How to Detect and Deal with Them

Charles interrupts Anne during her presentation and makes a snarky remark. The next day when Anne enters the lunch room he stops mid-sentence, and the people he is talking to […]

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March 22, 2018

Workplace Politics: Why It Kills Team Performance and What to Do About It

If there is one thing that kills morale and trust like no other – it’s office politics. Corporate, government, non-profit – I’ve worked in all three sectors and witnessed the […]

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March 20, 2018

3 Ways to Cultivate Trust (Without Faking It)

A leader’s ability to inspire and empower employees relies on one key ingredient – how much they are trusted.   In times of uncertainty, teams look to their leaders to […]

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March 14, 2018

Managing Workplace Conflict by Identifying Your Resolution Style

An employee shows up to work on Casual Friday wearing a t-shirt supporting a Republican candidate. The moment he walks into the office, you already see the Liberals raise their […]

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March 6, 2018

Do Millennials Work Differently From Other Generations?

Millennials have been blamed for everything from killing the 9 to 5 work week structure to ruining the sport of running to undermining the diamond industry (pun intended). It’s unfortunate […]

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March 2, 2018

What It Really Takes To Be Successful

Our Facebook feeds are filled with shortcuts and instant solutions – a better body, more profitable business, a purposeful career, and greater fulfillment… and all in just ‘one magic step’. […]

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February 23, 2018

10 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Here’s my highlight hearing from tech entrepreneur Derek Ball at #StartupGrind. Derek is currently the CEO of a fascinating company – AtVenu. He capitalized on a a niche market that no […]

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December 19, 2019

4 Critical Developments to Company Culture in 2020

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May 9, 2019

Living in the Grey: Part 4

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May 2, 2019

Dealing with Workplace Gossip

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April 8, 2019

Leadership in the Face of Terror

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March 26, 2019

‘Under the Radar’ Management Behaviours that Could Lead to Trouble

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March 6, 2019

Living In The Grey #3: The Damage of Social Media

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January 22, 2019

Stop Making Resolutions, Start Finding Solutions

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December 12, 2018

Living in the Grey: How Can We Differentiate Between Black/White and Grey Communication?

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November 7, 2018

Living In the Grey: A Six-Part Exploration of Living in a Polarized World

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November 1, 2018

A simple way to radically improve your performance

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October 17, 2018

How to Spot an Uncoachable Employee

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September 19, 2018

3 Signs that Ego is Hurting Your Ability to Lead

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September 7, 2018

Nike Just Schooled Us All!

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August 16, 2018

Organizational Transparency: Why It Matters to Today’s Employee

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July 23, 2018

Why Your Team Needs to Stop Building Consensus

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July 4, 2018

High-Performing vs. Mediocre Leaders: 5 Key Characteristics That Separate Them

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June 27, 2018

Employee Engagement: Beyond Beer, Wings, and Bowling

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June 5, 2018

How to Avoid Being Rude in an Email

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May 31, 2018

4 Characteristics of The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

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May 23, 2018

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Focus

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May 17, 2018

My encounter with Warren Buffett, and what I learned

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May 9, 2018

7 reasons your star-performers are quitting

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April 28, 2018

Bias Bit Starbucks in the Butt & Why You Could Be Next!

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April 18, 2018

Toxic Employees: How to Detect and Deal with Them

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March 22, 2018

Workplace Politics: Why It Kills Team Performance and What to Do About It

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March 20, 2018

3 Ways to Cultivate Trust (Without Faking It)

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March 14, 2018

Managing Workplace Conflict by Identifying Your Resolution Style

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March 6, 2018

Do Millennials Work Differently From Other Generations?

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March 2, 2018

What It Really Takes To Be Successful

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February 23, 2018

10 Tips for Entrepreneurs

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