Whose Job Is Leadership, Anyway?

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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 […]

The Leadership Collapse of Manchester United

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There is much to learn from sport. Whether you play or support or do both, we have the luxury of peering into the leadership habits of athletes, managers and teams with an arms length magnifying glass to gain a great deal of insight. You don’t have to like football (soccer) but what has transpired this […]

The First Step To Improving Employee Engagement Is To Connect With Your Team

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I used to live at the corner of Robson Street and Howe Street in downtown Vancouver. It was a splendid rooftop, corner suite flat facing Northwest with a view overlooking the Vancouver Art Gallery, itself a wonderful piece of architecture. Well, it was a splendid flat until we started having offspring — who now outnumber […]

Great Work Interview – Flat Army & Michael Bungay Stanier

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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

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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 […]