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Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

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Are You Preserving Your Culture During the Covid19 Crisis?

There’s nothing like a crisis to test our workplace culture. Climate disasters, financial recessions, health pandemics, plummeting oil demand, 911 terrorism – the list of recent crises is long. Today, many of them are occurring all at the same time. It’s no wonder our heads are spinning and uncertainty is at an all-time high. During…

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14 Rookies Make the Cut on Glassdoor’s 2020 Best Places to Work in Canada

On Dec 11, 2019, Glassdoor released the 25 Best Places to Work in 2020 in Canada. For the second year in a row, Microsoft tops the list. It’s the third time in four years that they rate in the top five. Salesforce, Cisco, Apple, and Shopify are all perennial members of this prestigious group. Yet, there are…

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Why Layoffs Could be the Biggest Company Culture Cover Up

According to a report by US outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas “Employers have announced plans to cut 515,441 jobs from their payrolls, 16.6% higher than the 441,702 cuts announced through October last year. It’s the highest January-October total since 2015 when 543,935 cuts were announced. Top reasons for reducing the workforce WeWork is about…

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Can WWI Remembrance Help Us Bring Out the All-Stars in Our Company?

Do you have an all-star employee in your company? Someone who strides into your workplace every day full of energy and passion, and excited to partner with you to achieve your wildest dreams. Wouldn’t it be amazing if every single one of your employees was an all-star? The truth is it’s getting harder and harder…

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New Workplace Culture Benchmarks Announced by Strategy&. How Well Do You Score?

A recent survey by Strategy& shows that the gap between the culture that a successful organization needs and what they have today is widening. The minimum benchmark for “good” culture is rising. A robust positive work environment has become table stakes and no longer a nice to have. How does your company stack up versus…

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Three Exercises to Strengthen Your Workplace Culture

“Success isn’t always about greatness.  It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Dwayne Johnson is one strong dude. He has won a US College National Football Championship as well as a World Wrestling Federation Championship. He developed acting strength playing a variety of parts including Luke Hobbs…

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Could Canada’s Culture be in Crisis?

Another frenzied fall of election emphasis is upon us. Canada’s federal election looms on the near horizon. With this process, each one of us has a say in the future of our country. We have the opportunity to choose the kind of culture we want to have in our homeland. What type of culture do…

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Could a Brewery Culture be the Recipe for Success in Your Organization?

Recently I had the privilege to go on a trip of a lifetime. I cruised ports along the Baltic Sea, visited WWI sites and memorials where my grandfather fought in France and Belgium, and saw the sites in Paris and London. On day one, while touring the Heineken brewery and museum in Amsterdam I unexpectedly…

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Transforming Workplace Culture: Three Difficult Decisions Successful Leaders Make

You’ve decided it’s time to focus on your organization’s culture. You bring in your HR leader and give them the green light to start up a culture transformation program. The journey begins with energy and optimism. A few months in, things start to go off the rails.  Other priorities force their way in, demanding attention….

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The Key Every Great Leader Knows to Grow Yourself

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”         – Albert Einstein  As a leader in your organization you are responsible for the growth of the business and sometimes that can be a heavy burden to bear. However, as Einstein observed, growing your business depends…

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