My “Word” (mantra/focus) for 2021 is “Remember The Pause”. I’m sharing a personal story that helped inspire my mantra for 2021. A couple of years ago, I wrote a post at the beginning of the year, called: “Who Will Be Your Teachers in the Year Ahead? The gist of that post is that we will […]
Ready to say goodbye to 2020? Before you kick it to the curb (ohh so tempting to kick it hard, really hard) — take some time to reflect on this year’s guided questions (9th year edition of my 12 year-end Questions)…. Well that was a bust. Didn’t see it coming. When I wrote last year’s […]
Managing virtual teams isn’t a new topic. But managing teams that have been thrown into a virtual working context during a pandemic – well, that’s a little different. Recently, I had an opportunity to design and facilitate a workshop (delivered virtually of course) on how leaders can better manage people virtually in times of a […]
Often at this time of the year, I write about a spring-related theme that connects to our personal and professional lives. In past years I shared some ‘spring forward‘ ideas. This year, in Toronto, spring weather was very late to come. We had snow in mid May!! But thankfully, and true to form, spring did […]
Here we are well into the Covid 19 Pandemic. It’s been about two months (at the time of writing this) since the pandemic put a hard stop to what used to be our ‘normal’ ways of life. Since then we’ve nearly all experienced an unprecedented level of change, uncertainty, and disruption. Careers, financial stability, ways […]
Hello, Eileen Chadnick here…..Principal of Big Cheese Coaching. Thinking of how I can help you in these times of Covid 19… As our world continues to spin amidst the Covid 19 pandemic, we are all experiencing an unprecedented level of change, uncertainty, and disruption. Careers, social activities, financial stability are all being disrupted — at […]
This is a time of tremendous difficulty and uncertainty. How are you making sense of it? Amidst all the swirly, scary circumstances, we have to find our way to navigate this new, constantly changing, ‘normal’ — with strength, optimism, and a dose of humour! One of my very dear friends, Naomi Ashkenazy (also a professional […]
A Series to Help You Navigate Leadership, Work, Life in today’s climate of chaotic disruption and unknowns – aka, Covid 19. TODAY’S TOPIC: If you’ve never worked from home… (Pixabay) In a world that keeps changing it’s hard to imagine we haven’t yet seen it all. Just when you think you’ve got your arms around […]
***Want to see the video version of this blog article? See it here!*** As a leader, how would you handle this situation? A manager writes to the Globe and Mail’s Career “nine to five” column: A direct report frequently displays strong emotions in the workplace. Notably, they frequently tear-up; are seen crying in the hallway. […]
UPDATE (December 10, 2020) — a brand new set of 12 questions are coming sooooon! Want in? Make sure to check back at my website — or better yet, sign up for my newsletter and get them delivered right to your inbox. You’ll be first in the queue to get them. — Now Back to […]
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