HR LeadersTalk: Barbara Meens Thistle, CPHR Champions ROI of Lifelong Learning

Named CPHR BC & Yukon’s HR Professional of the Year in 2016, Barbara Meens Thistle, CPHR served as VP of HR and corporate services for ICBC for a number of years before moving to UBC as VP of HR...

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The Reality (and Importance) of Day-to-Day Conversation

By Howie Outerbridge In today’s digital workplace, we use technology to quickly communicate with each other on a daily basis; for many, this is the preferred way of connecting. However, people still yearn for, and need, day-to-day conversations with their...

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CEO TalkBack: Leadership Learning to ‘Like’ Social Media

By Natalie Michael, CPHR Last month I was at an executive coaching conference and in between sessions the majority of people quickly grabbed their phones and started tapping away. I am not sure what exactly they were doing. Email? Instagram?...

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Creating Space for Change: A Little Bit Goes a Long Way

By John Whitehead The difference between the best and the worst, between success and failure, between mediocrity and excellence, is often very small. Witness how tight the spread between first and last place can be in an Olympic downhill race....

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Leading Change By Targeting Mindsets (and Hearts)

By Nic Tsangarakis Every organization needs to continuously adapt to its business environment. Naturally, responding to external changes requires internal changes, and these changes can range from incremental to transformational. Achieving sustainable change is hard. Arguably the single biggest challenge...

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Great Reads to Lead The Way in Learning

By Isabelle St-Jean "The greatest compliment that was ever paid to me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer." – Henry David Thoreau Even more so now than in the mid-19th century of Thoreau, we...

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Empathy Underrated? Soft Skills Offer Solid Value

By Isabelle St-Jean In contrast to the ongoing conversation about technological advancement, the topic of empathy is turning up everywhere these days—in best-selling books, in surveys, and perhaps not surprisingly, at conferences exploring the future of the workplace. While an...

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10 Fantastic Coaching Questions to Ask Your High Potential Talent

By Natalie Michael, CHRP When I teach coaching courses, executives often ask me: Do you have some great coaching questions I can ask my best and brightest people? My answer: Do I?! I don’t have great ones…I have fantastic ones....

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