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10 October 2018

Four Top Ways to Get Your Staff Pulling Together

10 October 2018, Comments: 0

  In Systems Thinking the “whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Since teams are a living system, the same is true […]


11 October 2017

Team effectiveness: it’s not all fun and games

11 October 2017, Comments: 0

  When I first started working with teams I was often asked, “will we be doing trust falls?” I always answered in the negative […]


19 April 2017

5 signs of burnout – act before you are crispy around the edges

19 April 2017, Comments: 0

  Burnout grows slowly. Its slow creep is hardly noticeable and suddenly you are “crispy around the edges” – not in full burnout, but […]


29 March 2017

Passive-Aggressive – Tackle or run-away

29 March 2017, Comments: 0

  I was talking with some business owners recently about a passive-aggressive employee. While it is easiest to ignore the behavior, it takes a […]


7 December 2016

Friendship, Crisp Celery and Gratitude

7 December 2016, Comments: 0

“A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.” Yesterday […]


8 June 2016

Do you have the courage of a lion or are you a scaredy cat?

8 June 2016, Comments: 0

  “You can’t get to courage without walking through vulnerability.” – Brene Brown If you want to be a more successful leader, add vulnerability […]


1 June 2016

What I Wish I’d Known in University

1 June 2016, Comments: 0

  Earlier this year, I was a panelist at a Business Executive Networking Night at the University of Calgary. I fondly remember my university days, but I […]


20 April 2016

8 Strategies to Support Achieving Targets (Public shaming not included)

20 April 2016, Comments: 0

  “Sales execs who missed targets forced to kneel on public bridge and chant ‘We are sorry’ ” is the title of a news […]


6 April 2016

Can a mathematician be creative?

6 April 2016, Comments: 0

Creativity abounds. Mathematicians can be creative. My first degree is a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics. So needless to say, I’m trained to be logical […]


30 March 2016

The Real Cost of Conflict and What to Do About It

30 March 2016, Comments: 0

A CPP 2008 study showed that U.S. employees spent 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict. This amounts to approximately $359 billion in paid […]


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