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A to Z of Decision-Making Pitfalls - Take the Quiz!

A to Z of Decision-Making Pitfalls - Take the Quiz!

Nov 2015 - Vol 6, Issue 8

Which of these decision-making pitfalls have you experienced or observed? Make a note of each one and total the count after the Z pitfall. Analysis paralysis - People are overly...

You Are Never Too Full For Appreciation

You Are Never Too Full For Appreciation

Sept 2015 - Vol 6, Issue 7

For many years, recognition has been considered a key component of employee morale and motivation. Managers were trained to recognize their staff's achievements and milestones. Employee recognition programs were put...

Coaching For Followership

Coaching For Followership

July 2015 - Vol 6, Issue 6

We had lunch the other day with our good friend Tracey and heard all about her experience volunteering for the Pan Am Games. With her background as a news reporter,...

Seven Surprising Things That Could Get You Fired, and What To Do About It

Seven Surprising Things That Could Get You Fired, and What To Do About It

June 2015 - Vol 6, Issue 5

1. Thinking Outside The Boss When your leader asks you to think outside the box, what they mean is think outside your box but inside theirs. Leaders don't always articulate...

I Haven’t Got Time For You To Transform Me!

I Haven’t Got Time For You To Transform Me!

April 2015 - Vol 6, Issue 4

"Transformational leadership occurs when one or more persons engage with others in such a way that leaders and followers raise one another to higher levels of motivation and morality." James...

Conflaboration: The five causes and what to do about it

Conflaboration: The five causes and what to do about it

March 2015 - Vol 6, Issue 3

Conflaboration Noun 1. the act or process of people coming together with the intention to collaborate, but it's all talk and no action Collaboration is the life-blood of today's organizations....

Don't Pimp Your Partner: Partnership Lessons from the World of Improv

Don't Pimp Your Partner: Partnership Lessons from the World of Improv

Feb 2015 - Vol 6, Issue 2

Doing improv stretches us, but it's not a stretch to see how applicable these lessons are for developing awesome, respectful, creative, collaborative partnerships. These are the rules we took away:...

Extreme Communicating & Book Launch Information

Extreme Communicating & Book Launch Information

Jan 2015 - Vol 6, Issue 1

<p>In getting ready for our upcoming book launch, we’ve been re-developing our website. The process has been quite different from the last time we refreshed our site, several years ago....

'Breaking Bad Toronto': The Power and Contagion of Positive Psychology

'Breaking Bad Toronto': The Power and Contagion of Positive Psychology

Dec 2014 - Vol 5, Issue 9

Recently Marc and I were having a meeting in our home office and BANG! Seconds later the fire alarm sounded. Marc walked all the way down the stairs to the...

The F-Word We Should All Do More Of!

The F-Word We Should All Do More Of!

Sept 2014 - Vol 5, Issue 7

</h4> Followership is Not a New Concept</h4> In 1528, Baldassare Castiglione published a how-to book on being a follower (courtier) in Renaissance Italy, The Book of the Courtier. His book...