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Leadership

How to lead without negotiating this one thing

As former FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss says, “Every day is a negotiation.” In fact, it’s one of the most important skills to develop as a leader. Fortunately, you have ample opportunity to exercise the art of negotiation daily without negotiating the shirt off your back. Should I make dinner tonight or order in? Should I workout or sleep in?

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Leadership

Career aspirations & ambition don’t need to die in a pandemic

You may have had some of your plans fall through this year because of COVID and, for those whose livelihood depended on crowds and large-scale events, work was reimagined. That said, when the world throws you a curveball, we don’t have to put our ambitions or career aspirations on the backburner. I was catching up with one of my mentors

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Leadership

How to lead through an extended crisis that’s sustainable

I can’t help but think about what’s left of this year. We’re heading into the winter months and for many of us in North America, that means moving into hibernation, more time with those we live under the same roof with, all while working through an extended crisis. Working from home may be something we’re all used to by now

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Human Resources

How to manage workplace conflict remotely & keep your people

Have you ever heard of the expression, “There’s too many cooks in the kitchen?” At work, we call it workplace conflict. We’ve all experienced some form of workplace conflict, some more than others. Inevitably, as close as we may be with our peers or colleagues, we’re bound to have disagreements even with the best intentions to do and show up

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Human Resources

How performance reviews fall short & how to make them useful

We’re in the home stretch friends! The end of the year is in plain sight as discussions have begun on what’s next for the year ahead. Before we get to 2021 planning, I can’t help but think of what many organizations will be preparing for first – performance reviews. A conversation leaders and employees should have all year long to

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Leadership

Leaders say buh-bye to the hustle & embrace a new lifestyle

The hustle and bustle of work-culture and the fast-paced work life have been celebrated forever and a day. A lifestyle for many in the corporate world – but was it really working for you? I can confidently tell you it likely wasn’t. It wasn’t working before and it’s definitely not going to hold up in a post-COVID world. I saw

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Work/Life Balance

How to bring back the za za zoom in your work!

When deadlines are being missed at work, it’s easy to question your level of motivation among other things. You might ask, what’s changed? Your performance was at its best 6 months ago, yet somehow over the recent months, performance has fallen flat, so what do you attribute the decline to in your work? For many, the pandemic has influenced nearly

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Work/Life Balance

How leaving a toxic workplace can bring out your best

Lately, it seems as though many of my conversations have been about life events occurring in people’s lives that have them being forced to react instead of responding. Anything from relationships being challenged, to jobs dangling by a thread or leaving a toxic workplace altogether. This year alone has brought about some of the most significant challenges that had many

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