February 2020

24
Feb

The Conflict Series: Adrenaline Junkies

Have you ever been surprised and said something along the lines of “Whoa, what’s your problem, you just blew up at me” or “I hate it when they do that”? This is the typical story of any conflict. It seems to just come out of nowhere, without warning. Where Does Conflict Come From? Conflict is usually born out of innocent

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20
Feb

Contributing to the FCPC HR Insights Forum

I had the opportunity last week to speak at the (FCPC) HR Insights forum, a great action-packed forum for HR leaders.   For me, it felt like two worlds being brought together.  Most of my career has been with the sales side of the food and consumer industry and I continue to work with clients in that space, but my exposure

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18
Feb

Getting the Internal Help You Need to Manage Your Change

Transition monitoring teams are nothing new.  William Bridges spoke of them in his book Managing Transitions and Jeannie Duck, author of The Change Monster, also highlighted the value these teams can bring.  So why don’t more companies use these highly effective and engaging teams to assist in their organization transformations? I believe there are two reasons at play.  Some individuals

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10
Feb

Elements of Good Judgement

If you haven’t read HBR’s recent article “Elements of Good Judgement” it has some great insights. Over decades of working with Leaders as an Executive Coach, I have found the best ones do them intuitively, having learned the techniques in a Coaching or Mentoring environment.  Such as… And the one I absolutely like is… In this VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain,

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4
Feb

What – No Thank You?

Has our obsession with efficiency rendered the thank-you obsolete? How many of you drop a quick thank-you note after a colleague has supported you? How many of you don’t? And how many of you believe that it doesn’t even matter and have never thought twice about it? (Be honest now…) We are all so busy that sometimes a thank-you feels

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