When Things Go Wrong…

There are some bright moments in organizations when things go smoothly as planned. But there are also times when projects come to a halt, teams get frustrated and leaders can almost feel despair breathing on their necks. These are the critical moments when things either turn badly or take a turn for better. Today I…

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So Your Company Has a Bad Boss. Now What?

How to deal with bad boss

Last week I shared with you top 10 signs of bad leadership. Based on statistics I quoted, it seems that almost every workplace is challenged by bad bosses who hurt their teams and employee satisfaction. And after watching so many companies having to deal with leadership crisis in the near past, from Uber and Volkswagen…

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Top 10 Signs of Bad Leadership

Some time ago I wrote an article for Women Executive Network in Canada on how to thrive under a critical leader (if you missed it, you can find it here). Yet, statistics are so scary that I decided to address challenges from a different angle. But first, let’s look at what the workplace statistics say…

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How To Speed Up Decisions Without Creating Unwanted Disasters

How to speed up decisions

On a daily basis normal person makes countless decisions. In fact, some statistics state that average adult makes about 35,000 decisions each day. Some can be trivial, like deciding what to have for breakfast, other major, like deciding on the direction of your project, or how to deal with underperforming vendor or improve team performance. Dealing…

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Secrets To Managing Team Diversity

Managing Team Diversity

With so much talk about diversity in the workplace, it’s a shame that the statistics are still not improving! I’m furious to read the following: About 47% of companies had no women directors and 43% had no women executive officers in Canada in 2016. (Diversity Disclosure Practices 2016 Report by Osler) There is no change…

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Why To Use Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping

When you’re dealing with a complex problem, mapping out a new training or program or drafting your business strategy, chances are that you go through a lot of paper and sticky notes. If you’re a Counter Active Implementor like myself, chances are that sticky notes, flip chart or paper just don’t cut it for you…

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