Being Real in a “Reality” World

Today we read a lot about “reality stars”—the Kardashians, the “Real Housewives” of various locales and others come to mind. The problem is that these “reality stars” are not actually being real. Rather, they are leading lives tailored to...

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HR LeadersTalk: Leading the Mental Health Conversation at Work

There may be no tougher—or more worthwhile—discussion for a leader to initiate in the workplace. Destination Mental Health As CEO of Destination BC, a crown corporation that promotes British Columbia as a tourist destination, Marsha Walden knows how hard it is...

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Readers Make Healthy Leaders

At a time when information is available to us 24/7 in Twitter-esque increments, taking the time to read an entire book is becoming increasingly rare. However, reading—versus just gathering information in bits—stretches our mental capacity, improves our health and...

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Whole-Life Leadership: Self, Others, All

What does it mean to lead from any level? Through our interaction with people, we help to raise people up. We instill a sense of confidence and create leaders who are confident and ready to inspire others. Whether I am facilitating...

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HR LeadersTalk: Donna Wilson Strives for HR Gold

Donna Wilson has held executive level positions since 2001 in both the public and private sectors. Having always given her best, she also served on the Olympics Organizing Committee. Most recently, she transitioned into a new role as vice...

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The Power (and Responsibility) of Leadership Level Listening

Hemingway once said, "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen." Unfortunately, it is hard to disagree that truly listening to people is a lost art form. Too often, we are moving onto the next meeting, distracted by our...

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HR LeadersTalk: Deborah Best Invested in Culture

By Drew Railton, CPHR Deborah Best, CPHR is vice president, head of human resources with Raymond James, Canada’s most successful independent investment firm—with a national footprint and managing $36 billion on behalf of Canadian families throughout its 120 branches. Based...

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The Yogurt Principle in Leadership

By Doug Turner Mahatma Ghandi has often been (inaccurately) quoted as having said, ”Be the change you want to see in this world.” This is actually a paraphrase of what he actually said but the message is accurate. This follows very...

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