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Remember The Pause

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 […]

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Before Kicking 2020 to the Curb, Reflect on These 12 Questions and Get Ready for 2021

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 […]

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Managing Virtually in Times of a Pandemic – 10 Good Ideas

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 […]

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A “Spring” Take on Resilience

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 […]

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Six+ Good (and Bad) Habits for Stress & Anxiety in Times of Coronavirus

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 […]

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How Can I Help? Support in Times of Covid 19

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 […]

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In Times of Coronavirus/Covid 19 (a Poem)

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 […]

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How to Stay Grounded Amidst the Chaos of Covid 19

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 […]

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Leaders – Are Your People Overwhelmed?

***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. […]

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Start Your Year Right With This One Powerful Question

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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