Month: October 2023

I love a good firing

I Love a Good Firing

I love a good firing. When someone is: 👎 Not interested in or able to align with the organization’s values and culture 👎Creating success in one area at the expense of many other areas and people 👎Not willing or able to be a partner in solving problems They are continuously sucking the life out of…
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Menopause is a leadership issue

Menopause is a Leadership Issue

October 18 is World Menopause Day. Should I be wearing a grey t-shirt? All jokes aside, it turns out menopause is not only a serious issue, it’s a leadership issue. CBC just published an article that references a new report by the Menopause Foundation of Canada, which suggests “missed work days, lower productivity and lost income…
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Strategy Matters

Strategy Matters

In organizations, people are often “paddling in different directions.” They are working hard but producing few results for their effort. They are working long hours and getting nowhere. They are tired, frustrated, and de-motivated.  Morale decreases. Resentment builds.  Strategy provides clarity around what the organization is aiming to achieve. It provides direction, offering people a sense of where the…
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Leadership Not Babysitting

Why Can’t They Just Behave Like Adults?

Have you ever referred to your job as “babysitting”? Sighed while lamenting about having to deal with an issue? Questioned why the people you lead “can’t just solve it like adults”? I’ve learned:Most adults suck at effectively navigating conflict and instinctively react either too passively or aggressively.Most adults suck at achieving their goals without support.Most adults suck…
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