Leading With Heart & Backbone: How Balanced Is Your Leadership?

Although seemingly opposite, heart and backbone are necessary counterparts for effective and meaningful leadership. When we lead with our heart, we leverage emotional connections to inspire our teams. When we lead with our backbone, we competently handle difficult situations, and share...

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When Labour Shortage Intersects With #METOO – Crisis or Opportunity? 

Recently, I was on a plane heading back to Vancouver after being in Northern B.C. – the land of Oil & Gas and Site C – and it was hard not to overhear the conversation of the young man...

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A Flashlight, Not a Hammer: How to Leverage HR Data

HR professionals have a complicated relationship with data. In an earlier article, I referenced my own experiences with HR data dating back 15 years. At that time, data was the 'it' topic in HR. The thought leaders of the day...

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5 Thoughts On HR & Business With One Of Canada’s Most Creative People Ron Tite

When you're named one of Canada's most creative people, you find different, more innovative ways to do things. So when we asked Ron Tite, keynote speaker at the upcoming HR Conference + Tradeshow in Vancouver, B.C., to answer a few questions via...

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Hide Your Goat – How To Stay Positive When Negativity Surrounds You

No one is immune to feeling negative. The infection can spread quickly and those who discharge the poisonous toxin are masquerading as co-workers, family, friends and people we encounter in our daily lives. They believe, that if they are unhappy, then...

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The 5 Second Rule & How It Can Work For You and Your Organization

How long does it take you to make a meaningful decision? The answer. About as long as it took for you to read the previous sentence – or at least that's the principle idea behind best selling author, Mel Robbins'...

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A look back at the 2018 HR Conference + Tradeshow: Keeping People-First in a Changing World

With the 2019 HR Conference + Tradeshow only 12 weeks away, today we look back at last year's HR Conference + Tradeshow. If one wisdom resonated above all others for the 1,000 plus crowd at Vancouver Convention Centre West from...

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5 Thoughts On Creativity In The Workplace

Often, in this day and age, where workplace systems, computers and daily routines are in place to make things more efficient and productive, we can sometimes forget about the creativity someone had to challenge the norm, and find a...

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