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Other People Matter. A Mantra for Healthy Workplaces

Note: A version of this article has also been published at the Globe and Mail. READ HERE. Some years ago, I had the opportunity to take a course with Dr. Chris (Christopher) Peterson, one of the founding pioneers of the positivity movement and a well-respected professor of psychology at the University of Michigan.  A year later, Chris […]

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The Whys and Ways of Gratitude

NOTE: This was written some time (October 2014) ago but always worth a revisit! Also this article has also appeared on the Huffington Post Gratitude: Being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen; taking time to express thanks. (from VIA Character.org) It’s that time of the year when gratitude is top of mind and […]

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Curiosity Helps You Cope and Thrive in Times of Change and Disruption

I’m curious – are you? I believe having the strength of curiosity is a wonderful gift. When you are curious, you pay attention; ask more questions; express interest; and wonder more. Without it, you can fall into the “I already know” trap; assume far too much and too often; miss opportunities – to clarify and/or […]

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The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness (with Webinar)

This article was originally written for Charity Village who has graciously invited me back to present another webinar on May 31 at 1pm ET. The topic is “The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work and is complimentary. NOTE: spaces are limited for the ‘live’ event. The first 1,000 to log into the webinar will get a ‘live’ spot. We […]

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Networking: 5 Easy Ways to Break the Ice

5 Easy Ways to Bring Conversational Intelligence® to Your Professional Networking I had a coaching session with one of my clients this week. We’ll call him “Jamal” for now. He is trying to change career paths and has been doing all the right things. Except for one area. He confessed to having some difficulty in […]

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Hub Talk: No More “Icky Networking”

Complimentary Hub Talk (via Zoom) – Brought to you by Big Cheese Coaching / Facilitated by Eileen Chadnick In an earlier post, I wrote about 10 Common Career-Limiting Mistakes You Want to Avoid. One of those mistakes relates to “networking blahs”. I talk to a lot of people who have an aversion to networking. Does […]

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What’s Your Intention (Word or Theme) for 2018? Here’s Mine….

The last question in my annual list of  12 Year-end Questions always asks for a theme or mantra to capture intentions for the year ahead.   Last year my theme was “Less is More.”. I kind of failed miserably at that. Instead I took on more. Did more. And still want to do more. And then got a bit […]

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Ten Common Career Limiting Mistakes

NOTE: a version of this article has also been published at Huffington Post (Canadian and South African versions). Here’s the Huff Post SA story and a slightly shorter version at HuffPost Canada. I see a lot of people at various stages in their career: some at crossroads; some in difficult times; and others simply planning ahead. Many […]

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12 Questions to Complete the Year and Start Anew (2017/2018)

Now also posted on the Globe and Mail Careers site. Now also posted at Huffington Post. Each year, I compile 12 questions – six to reflect on the year past and six for the year ahead. These questions can, in fact, be asked every day and/or week. But in the fast pace of work and life […]

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Join Me and Dell SMB Canada: Inspired Leadership in SMB / Twitter Event (Dec 7)

UPDATE: Although this  event has passed – you can catch the highlights right here in this summary.  — Are you a small business owner? Heading up a start-up? Leading a team? Or maybe thinking of making the jump to entrepreneurship? If you said yes to any of the above, then please join me and Dell […]

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