Blog

13
Jan

LETTING GO, FILLING IN, SHOWING UP

Greg will be speaking at the InnovateWork Toronto meetup on January 30th, sharing insights on “Letting Go, Filling In, Showing Up.” The January InnovateWork Toronto meetup will be hosted at the awesome Wave office and will consider topics related to emotional intelligence, creating safe and happy workplaces, and, recruitment best practices, and aligning people practices with company values. Join HR,

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16
Sep

The Importance of Creating Safe Brave Spaces

Greg Smith shares insights on the Four Critical Components to Enable Safe Brave Spaces. HR pros in Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon meet up at InnovateWork Peel. Hosted by Aldeen Simmonds, and supported by major GTA and national brands, the Peel chapter hosts meetups for 100+ pros from the 905! For information on how to create Safe Brave Spaces in your

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17
May

FCPC’S Sales & Marketing Symposium: Vision 2020

May 15, 2019 – Executive coach Christi Scarrow introduced and moderated a panel of business leaders, Todd Kelly, Liz Beemer, and Todd Cooney to share insights into where the CPG industry is headed, and how sales & marketing can be more collaborative. When asked about business barriers, Beemer attributed that financial and consumer insight is as valuable as sales &

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24
Apr

Are You Sick of Big Data Yet?

I have to admit that I am starting to get there, and technically I get paid for helping clients make sense of their big data so I really need to stay engaged in it. What I have seen is a feeling of being overwhelmed by too much data, by the massive project planning and data collection involved in gathering it

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8
Apr

LIGHTHOUSE NINE ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW PARTNER

Warren Sarafinchan joins Lighthouse NINE Group to collaboratively lead the firm’s Sales Force and Supply Chain Effectiveness practice. He will also serve clients in the areas of Change Management, Strategy & Alignment, and High-Performance Teams. Warren’s career has included senior Sales, Supply Chain and IT roles with some of the world’s largest consumer packaged goods companies. Warren has held cross-functional,

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7
Mar

Building Our Agile Mindset – Growing Our Coaching Skills

Like many of you, Agile has become a hot topic for both ourselves and our clients. Organizations are seeking to reap the quoted benefits of increased collaboration, accelerated speed to market, improved quality, reduced risk, and enhanced transparency, to name a few. There is great value in an Agile approach. At L9, we believe the greatest value of Agile comes

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19
Feb

Recurrent Discovery – A Leadership Story

How many leadership assessments have you completed?  Have you taken MBTI?  Kolbe? Insights? DISC? (I could go on and on).  There are a plethora of leadership instruments that exist to help us better understand ourselves. As a leadership development professional and executive coach, I have used many of these tools with my clients, as well as on myself. Pattern of

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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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5
Feb

When Did You Know You Wanted to Be a Leader?

I recently asked this question of a very successful leader, “when did you know you wanted to be a leader”? Her response was, without hesitation, “when I was five. My friends told me I was bossy – I knew what we were going to do and just started organizing the other kids to get it done – that was an

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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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