Greg Smith

25
Jun

Seeking and Enabling Safe Brave Spaces

Safe Brave Space is not a thing or a destination, but rather a state of being and relating. It isn’t something that you achieve but rather something that you continually create. Over the past six months, I have been writing my first book ‘Seeking and Enabling Safe Brave Spaces.’  The book has been brewing over the past few years, beginning

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5
Jun

Finding Keys in Quarantine #3

Finding Keys in Quarantine #3: Choosing to ELOPE Over the past few weeks, I have been sharing some insights that I have been learning from my time in quarantine that might resonate with others. Most of these insights have always been in me, however, like finally finding lost keys when you have been looking for ages, it is only when

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21
May

Finding Keys in Quarantine #2

Finding Keys in Quarantine #2: Energy and Mind Storms Last week, I began sharing some insights that I have been learning from my time in quarantine that might resonate with others. Most of these insights have always been in me, however, like finally finding lost keys, when you have been looking for ages, it is only when you slow down

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1
May

Finding Keys in Quarantine #1

Finding Keys in Quarantine #1: From ‘Wonk to Work’ As we enter week six of the quarantine, I began thinking about a couple of key insights that I have learned that might resonate with others. Most of these insights have always been in me, however, like finally finding lost keys when you have been looking for ages, it is only

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7
Feb

Shifting From Performance Management to Performance Enablement (Video)

The annual performance process continues to be the primary tool for setting, directing and supporting performance in the majority of organizations despite significant evidence over a period of more than 20 years that it does not work. In this video, I share some tips on how to shift from Performance Management to Performance Enablement. Insanity is doing the same thing

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10
Jan

Everything Happens In-between

“The meeting of two individuals is like the contact of two chemical substances, if there is a reaction, both are transformed” C. J. Jung Over the past 30 years, I have had the opportunity to work with amazing people in some incredible companies. As I reflect on my work and personal experiences I believe the most essential ingredient to success

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12
Mar

Five Critical Components to Being a Purposeful Organization

At Lighthouse NINE we are driven to ignite new possibilities by increasing people’s confidence and unlocking unexpected potential. We get excited by enabling people to achieve meaningful impacts through themselves and others and are inspired by organizations who create space for people to succeed. As we have worked with these purposeful organizations, we have come to discover the following five

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19
Sep

HR Influencer Workshop – October 2017

In May, we launched an exciting new program called the HR Influencer Workshop. This workshop included a 2-day intensive program, supported by three months of HR-focused coaching and skills building webinars. The program was well received with all participants rating the workshop as exceeding expectations in both content and applicability. It has been rewarding to see the immediate practical impact

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19
Apr

HR Influencers Workshop

We launched what I think is an exciting two-day program for HR Business Partners called the HR Influencers Workshop. After speaking with a number of colleagues, reading many additional articles on the changing role of HR, it became clear that there was an opportunity to provide practical and powerful support for mid-level HR talent. Many in these roles are finding

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7
Mar

Being, Belonging and Becoming

A friend just shared with me a recent Sinek ‘IQ Millennials Question’ youtube clip that was very thought provoking. As I thought about Sinek’s call to action, for individuals and corporations to better understand an often-misunderstood generation, I reflected upon my personal culture/leadership philosophy. One which I believe within companies should be modelled by senior leaders and can be initiated

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