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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 1 comment

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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Key Communication Tips for Effective Change Management
15 Aug

Key Communication Tips for Effective Change Management

by Devan Graham in HR Trends , Leadership 0 comments

Change management planning can quickly be derailed without a solid communication plan.  On the other hand, a strong communication plan can help make up for unforeseen circumstances or an imperfect change management strategy. Here are some key change management communication tips to help you navigate the change path: COMMUNICATE THE PROBLEM In order for people…

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Suit Shopping for Beginners: Lessons in Humility
29 Jun

Suit Shopping for Beginners: Lessons in Humility

by Cheryl Krestanowich in Leadership 0 comments

Shopping for my first suit was an experience in humility that will stay with me forever, and one that has (oddly enough) helped to shape the leader that I am today. A number of years back, I had left a job with a clear career track to follow a new path. As I approached graduation from…

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Tales from a Self-Diagnosed Speak To Thinker
30 May

Tales from a Self-Diagnosed Speak To Thinker

by Jane Helbrecht in Leadership 0 comments

  I was recently facilitating a training session, when a participant brought up a concept about how people process information. She said that most people generally fall into one of two categories 1) Speak to Think or 2) Think to Speak. Hearing this concept verbalized something I knew to be true but had never put…

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Why is Leadership the Only Way Up?
11 May

Why is Leadership the Only Way Up?

by Devan Graham in Leadership 0 comments

Our organizational structures tell us that after a certain point, if we want to advance in our careers, we have to become a Manager.  But the reality is not everyone is meant to lead people. There is nothing simple about people leadership.  It’s one of the hardest gigs out there.  Sure, for some (very few…

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The Worst Kind of Sandwiches
02 May

The Worst Kind of Sandwiches

by Jaysa Toet in Leadership 0 comments

Have you ever heard that kid’s song by Fred Penner:  “Sandwiches are beautiful, sandwiches are fine, I like sandwiches, I eat them all the time.” I’m totally with Fred on this one. My top favorite sandwiches are the classic PB&J followed closely by PB, banana and honey (don’t knock until you try it) but there’s…

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My Favourite Improv Rule for the Workplace
25 Apr

My Favourite Improv Rule for the Workplace

by Jane Helbrecht in Leadership 0 comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about how individuals on teams build trust with one another.  This is something I want to explore as a part of team training I am working on. Recently, my colleague Brad suggested I look up the rules of improv acting for some ideas.  Talk about teams that need to strongly…

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