Transforming Hidden Talent into High Performance

06
Mar

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Don’t Be Afraid. Close Some Doors!

There’s a story about  Xiang Yu, a Chinese general in the 3rd century BC.  He led his troops across the Yangtze River to attack the enemy. One night they stopped overnight on the riverbank, and while the troops slept, Xiang Yu destroyed all cooking tools and burned the ships.  They no longer had the distraction […]

21
Dec

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Santa Claus was an Inclusive Employer

According to Inclusive Employers, an inclusive employer is committed to developing an inclusive workplace. They avoid the pitfalls of discrimination, and they work to get more from their workforce. This is a terrific commitment. Imagine the good will they have with customers, clients and employees. There is evidence that effective inclusion raises performance at all […]

17
Oct

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360 Management?

360 Management?

Want some great advice for dealing with your boss? Don?t let them ?lose face.? When you need to deliver unwanted or bad news, try to be positive and never in public. And smile. I think this would be a very good strategy to gain respect and trust from your boss. Sure, you have to be […]

06
Aug

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Do I have an accent?

Do I have an accent?

I?m a military brat born in the US. When I was 6, we moved to the UK. There I learned once and for all that I have an accent. I did not know what a transformational experience I was having. Me, a blonde, white American girl, who would later face bias against women in economics, […]

27
Jun

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The Sticky Ceiling–boomers who won't go

The Sticky Ceiling–boomers who won't go

I recently did a Breakfast Keynote for the Royal Roads University Alumni group in Vancouver to talk about getting ready for today’s workplace. The changes we’re dealing with (demographic and otherwise) have profound implications for employers and educators, so this was the perfect group to be talking to. My talk focused on inclusion as a […]

27
May

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Mistakes Even Good Leaders Can Make

Mistakes Even Good Leaders Can Make

Chris Edmonds @scedmonds recently blogged on the drivers of leader behaviours such as role models set by previous bosses, organizational culture, and individual social style. He argues that these drivers can lead to mistakes that leaders make, resulting in an erosion of trust; an I win–You lose attitude; and less discretionary energy directed at goals […]

20
May

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Good intentions are not enough

Good intentions are not enough

Today’s workforce creates new challenges for managers. Imagine a manager who has been with the company since graduation. They hire new employees locally. Expectations on both sides are predictable and reliable. The manager never really noticed they always hired people ‘like us.’ Retention was good. Lately, things are different. Applicants may not be born and […]