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Parental Leave: Tips for a Smooth Transition
19 Dec
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Parental Leave: Tips for a Smooth Transition

by Jaysa Toet in HR Trends , Leadership 0 comments

A member on your team lets you know the happy news that there will be a new addition to their family. There’s excitement, happiness, and congratulations! Shortly after, worry may set in for you as a leader because you’re immediately thinking about what you will do to fill the gap while they are gone. Many…

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Performance Review….NOT Surprise!  How to get the most out of your process
30 Nov
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Performance Review….NOT Surprise!  How to get the most out of your process

by Devan Graham in Leadership 0 comments

There’s been a lot of talk the last couple of years about Performance Reviews, with some organizations moving away from them all together. However, many still find value in the process and how it drives individual and organizational results. The problem is that at times, the feedback provided in the review meeting is a surprise…

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Fighting Fires in the Workplace
23 Nov
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Fighting Fires in the Workplace

by Cara Joseph in Leadership , Productivity 0 comments

Take a moment to reflect on your past few weeks at work: How many surprises have you dealt with this week? How many customer relationships have had to be rescued or late orders escalated? How many apologies were delivered, what information was re-explained, or tasks required to be re-done? As a leader you are going…

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The Employee Engagement Fad
27 Sep
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The Employee Engagement Fad

by Brad Lutz in Employee Engagement , Leadership 0 comments

Ok, fine, I admit it – Employee Engagement has become the next HR fad, the next flavour of the month. Generally speaking, it’s already going away.  However, it’s not leaving for entirely good reasons. The Employee Engagement journey started out as “Employee Happiness”.  Some realists figured out that many employees were all too “happy” flying…

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Shifting a Negative Workplace Culture
07 Sep
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Shifting a Negative Workplace Culture

by Jaysa Toet in Employee Engagement , HR Trends , Leadership 0 comments

..Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. Work life might not actually be a soap opera, but in some environments, it can feel like it. We have seen our fair share of messy situations in our client’s cultures – politics, drama, or poor communication resulting in situations that take up…

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Leadership Blind Spots
23 Aug
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Leadership Blind Spots

by Brad Lutz in Employee Engagement , HR Trends , Leadership 0 comments

Yes, your Leadership Team has Blind Spots they don’t know about (that’s why they’re called blind spots). I was recently in a manufacturing facility and had the opportunity to have an abbreviated plant tour.  The manufacturing leader was clearly very proud (and rightfully so) of what had been accomplished and the overall operations looked great. …

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8 Workplace Lessons I Learned From My Cat
17 Jul
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8 Workplace Lessons I Learned From My Cat

by Cheryl Krestanowich in Leadership 0 comments

For most of my life, I have unapologetically called myself a ‘dog person’ and I’ve learned countless lessons from my steady, fun-loving water-dog (that’s a different blog altogether).  I always liked cats, but they were ‘just cats.’ That changed with a decision to adopt a cat five years ago; a move that altered my perspective and…

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28 Sep

Don’t Promote Your Best Employees…

by Brad Lutz in Leadership 0 comments

At the very least, stop promoting your best employees into leadership positions without very, very careful consideration. I speak with so many different employers from different industries, and the story is too often the same.  “We have this great employee, best technical person or best performer we’ve ever had, so….we promoted them to Manager /…

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That Back to School Feeling
11 Sep

That Back to School Feeling

by Jane Helbrecht in Leadership 0 comments

Is it just me or does that back to school feeling still hit you, even though you haven’t gone ‘back to school’ in ages? There is something about September and getting back into a routine after the classic Winnipeg summer slowdown.  Even though August was a very busy month for me from a work perspective,…

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What Are Leaders Afraid Of?
31 Aug

What Are Leaders Afraid Of?

by Rachel Poppe Weessies in Leadership 0 comments

In the past number of months, we’ve been focusing time with many clients on one of our newest Acuity products: the Engagement Indicator. The Engagement Indicator is a survey that asks employees a series of questions that have been proven to measure the core elements needed to attract, focus, and retain an organization’s most talented employees…

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