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Whose Job Is Leadership, Anyway?

How does the current state of leadership affect employee engagement? What is the effect of both good and bad leadership as it pertains to organizational health and engagement? From a leadership perspective, who actually is responsible for employee engagement? Who is responsible for the act of leadership? According to Hay Group, a global management consulting…

Lessons Learned From a First Time Author

“You are way too verbose,” said my Grade 11 English teacher back in 1987. “Don’t ever pick a career as a writer,” he added as the follow-up to that crushing blow to childhood ability. I never actually thought I’d become an author. I enjoyed writing, but didn’t seriously consider it as a vocation, as a…

Great Work Interview – Flat Army & Michael Bungay Stanier

I had the chance to sit down and be interviewed by Michael Bungay Stanier, Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work. I know, how cool is that tagline? Michael asked if he could interview me as part of his Great Work interview series….

The Simple Act of Trusting

In the book Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, author Simon Sinek states: “Leadership is the ability to rally people not for a single event, but for years. Leadership requires people to stick with you through thick and thin.” Although I wholeheartedly agree, one might argue the only way that…

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