Category: Leadership Development

Employee Engagement

When the Boss is Away…

Do the mice play when the cat’s away? We all know the saying, “When the cat’s away, the mice will play.” We might even have been a scurrying mouse once or twice. A friend once confided that her first week in a new job was going well… until all the managers went away on a

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Leadership Development

Conferences During the Pandemic – Better or Worse?

Have you attended a virtual conference recently? How was your experience? The ‘new normal’ of life and business is in full effect. Maybe you have experienced attending a virtual conference for the first time this year? While I’ve had the pleasure of attending a few virtual events in recent months, my latest experience as a

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Leadership Development

The Art of Running Online Meetings

Are you suddenly leading a remote team? Today is Thursday, March 19th, 2020 – and the topic I had planned for my monthly blog post somehow seems less relevant and important than it did a few days ago when I started writing it. Here in Ontario, and around the world, we’re learning about the importance

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Career Development

Continuous Learning – Essential for Success

3 keys to maximize the effectiveness of professional development The big question for professional development used to be “how do you stay up to date in your field?” Today, a better question to ask may be: “how do you stay flexible in order to adapt to the changing workplace?” This is true for people in

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Goal-Setting

How to Coach your Team to Success

You’re the manager and you have some big goals that your team needs to achieve. Whether it’s exceeding your monthly sales targets, rolling out a new product, improving customer satisfaction ratings, or all of the above, you know that your job is to coach your team members to reach the goal. Follow these steps to

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Leadership Development

Leadership Style and Results – What’s the Connection?

Have you ever considered the way that different leadership styles can impact the results in your team or organization? Leading people is a complex and ever-changing challenge, so it’s great to know that there are some well-researched and sound principles to follow in order to be a really effective leader. Several years ago, when preparing

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Goal-Setting

How to Manage Your Own Professional Development

Continuous learning is essential for effective leadership Are you one of those managers who is always looking out for your team, helping them develop, encouraging them to build their skills, while putting your own development needs on the back burner? Or do you seek out professional development opportunities for yourself as a break, a perk,

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Leadership training
Employee Retention

5 Compelling Reasons to Cultivate a Positive Workplace Culture

A positive workplace culture has a positive effect on the bottom line I clearly remember one of my colleagues early in my career. Her name was Julie, and she was the Factory Manager at a clothing company where I worked as Manager of Quality Control. I remember Julie’s corner office always being full of the

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Career Development

Is Staff Development Draining Your Time?

These 5 red flags will tell you when it’s time to shift your focus As a manager, your time is at a premium. One of your most important responsibilities is to develop your team members – but when you’re juggling  so many priorities, how do you find enough time to do this properly? If you

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What ROI can I expect from Executive Coaching?

Executive Coaching brings many benefits, both tangible and intangible The best way to justify the return on investment for executive coaching is by identifying specific challenges that your organization wishes to address with coaching. Then we can set specific goals and ways to measure progress throughout the coaching process. That way, measurement and results are

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