Tag Archives: Leadership

Laura Trice: Remember To Say Thank You

November 29, 2013

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Since it is Thanksgiving Weekend in the US, it’s a good time for all of us to get in touch with our gratitude and to remember to say thank you. This classic video from TED 2008 muses on the power of saying and hearing “Thank You”. Enjoy! More articles on giving thanks: A Week Of […]

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Gratitude…

November 28, 2013

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Man ziplining through Autumn trees

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy It’s not Sunday, but this quote is definitely worth sharing today. Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! On the subject of gratitude… Mission For Today: Thank Someone Mission For […]

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Pantry Creativity: Innovate With What You Have

November 25, 2013

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Dinner plate of steak, mushrooms, potatoes, zucchini slaw

You come home from a busy day at work with no plan for dinner. You then rummage through your pantry, fridge, freezer and garden, piecing together ingredients for a meal. With a little bit of creativity, the end result winds up being a delicious and memorable meal because the ingredients were combined differently than what […]

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Performance Reviews From A Manager’s Perspective

November 22, 2013

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It’s Performance Review season, also known as Evaluations, so I am fielding a lot of questions about what will or will not be evaluated or what the best approach is to take with the self-evaluation. In the spirit of the season, I thought I would share some insight into the process from a manager’s perspective. […]

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Dealing With The Here And Now

November 21, 2013

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snowplow pushing snow down a street

As a leader, it is really important to deal with the here and now… in the here and now. Famous leaders are celebrated for being “forward thinking”, “visionary” or “strategic”. While thinking ahead is a critical skill for great leaders, it cannot be at the expense of dealing with things in the here and now. […]

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Standout: A Review of Marcus Buckingham’s Book

November 18, 2013

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Because it speaks so much to my values, my all-time favourite management/leadership book is First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. It’s not so much that I am a rebel, breaking rules whenever I want. It’s because the book is based on a 25-year Gallup study on what great managers do: […]

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