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This is where I share my thoughts on leadership,
management, and employee development.
I write about my own thoughts and share the insights of others, sometimes in the same blog!
Please comment if you agree, disagree, or want to discuss further. I believe we all get
better and stronger when we share our ideas and resources.
Kindness is Power. Too Bad Companies Don't Get That.
Yesterday was Pink Shirt Day in Canada. This day is observed across the country by the wearing of pink shirts. The day calls attention to...
Do Your Employees Feel Heard and Understood?
Soft skills training is the best way for managers to build the skills to connect with employees, and amplify their voices.
A lot of us do work that we like. And yet, we quit.
“Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” — Harvey MacKay Yeah, right... Any one who’s actually worked...
Manager Burnout Needs Paying Attention To
2023 is barely underway and I’m already writing about burnout. Why? Well, we may have had a brief respite while we celebrated the...
Respect is Lacking in Business. Let’s Change That.
“You treat people with respect, they tend to return the favor to the company.” — Larry Page When I was interviewing people for my book, I...
5 New Years Resolutions for People Leaders
Discover new ways to motivate your employees and coach amazing people to their best abilities. Photo courtesy of Wix. In my work, I’m...
The Very Best Holiday Gifts for Your Employees
It’s the holiday season. It’s a time for celebrating and for showing your appreciation for those who work with you. Business leaders...
Giving Grace during the Holidays: Managing with Mental Health in Mind
Holiday season is full of joy & stress. Employee engagement, focus, & morale may be lowered. Leading with humanity and understanding is key.
7 Steps to Bringing Humanity to Your Workplace
December 10 is Human Rights Day. This is a huge deal and might be bigger than you can really imagine for your workplace. Even so, I’m...
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year... for Reflection.
For many of us, business slows down a bit in December. That makes it a great time to think, strategize, and reflect on 2022.
The Cons and Cons of Leadership
There are some important "cons" for leaders to pay attention to: consistency and consideration - soft skills every leader should employ.
Where Are You Throwing Money Away?
Companies waste a LOT of money every day on a range of people issues. And a great deal of it is very avoidable. According to Harvard...
“It’s Not What You Say, It’s HOW You Say It.”
What you mean to say isn't always what you communicate. Body language & tone of voice influence how others perceive & react to what you say.
Communication Problems with Your Employees? Maybe It's You!
There’s an epidemic of bad people leadership out there, but that can be changed with caring, communication, and soft skills training.
Feeling a Little Communication Shy? Get Over It!
People who work for us want to know how they’re doing. Feedback helps people to know what they're doing well and what needs to be fixed.
Want to Avoid the Great Resignation? Develop Relationships!
Developing relationships with employees encourages connection. If managers can do that, then they can inspire loyalty and engagement.
First, Give Me Some Heat, Then I’ll Give You Wood
You can't expect people to do great work without resources. To create, promote, and sell well, employees need learning and development.
From Algebra Failure to Mathlete - The Power of Employee Development
A top motivator for people to do well in their work is opportunities they may have. And they look for help from their boss in getting there.
Your Managers Are Burning Out. What Are You Going To Do About It?
Are managers getting the support they need? Studies show us they probably aren’t, and they're experiencing manager burnout.
'Lousy Management' Has Gone Viral
Prior to this week, I’ve had mixed success with posting on LinkedIn. Some posts get lots of views and reactions, others go quietly away...
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