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Apr

During Crisis, Focus on ‘What is’ versus ‘What if’

There are always people and businesses who emerge as leaders instead of victims during crisis. Which will you be when you look back on Covid19 at the end of the year? I received some excellent advice recently from my Psychologist wife about the need to focus on what you can control when everything around you seems increasingly uncertain, and decidedly

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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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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… Smart Leaders demand quality rather than quantity in what gets to them. People

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28
Jan

LIGHTHOUSE NINE GROUP ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW PARTNER – KIMBERLY ROWAN

New Partner, Kimberly Rowan joins Lighthouse Nine Group on January 1st, 2020. Kim will co-lead the Culture and Engagement practice. She will also serve clients in the areas of Leadership Development & Coaching, High Performance Teams, Change Management, Organization Design, and Transformation. Kim is an experienced HR Executive who has lead multi-disciplinary teams on a North American as well as

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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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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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