Which Type of Stonemason Are You?

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Here’s an old story about three different stonemasons from a bygone era. We’ll call them Mario, Paladino and Antonio. They each are working on the construction of a new building. Technically they’re on the same team, but it’s their attitudes that I’m interested in. When we ask Mario what he’s working on, he frowns and […]

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 […]

Holacracy Is Not The Answer To Your Employee Disengagement Issues

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If you’re located in parts of North America where it’s been too cold to even blink your eyes lately, you may not have seen the news. Holacracy is the new black. Holacracy? In a nutshell, Holacracy is an organizational structure — initially devised by self-described “recovering CEO” Brian Robertson of HolacracyOne — that purports to do the following: Holacracy […]

Selling Yourself & Your Ideas is the New 20 Percent Time

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While I haven’t yet read Daniel Pink’s — the other dp — latest literary offering, “To Sell Is Human” I can glean from the chapter titles — and chapter one in particular — that he believes a) we’re all in the business of selling ourselves and/or our ideas and b) we unknowingly devote a good […]