Month: October 2018

Five ways to make flexible working work

The proliferation of flexible work continues.  Whether the flexibility is related to hours (such as flexi-time, compressed weeks, or part-time work) or workstyles (telecommuting, flexible workspaces, or job sharing), it is something that more employees want.  Flexible working arrangements are viewed as attractive because they represent freedom – to be productive, stay motivated, and save […]

Want engaged employees? Learn together as a team

Last week, in our series on practical low- or zero-cost ways to create high-performing engaged employees, I suggested that you boost employee morale by letting them represent your organization at external events.  Today’s tip: organize a team-building and learning day. Organize a team-building and learning day Teamwork and engaged employees go hand in hand.  If […]

We’re back! Another series of “public” leadership training programs in Alberta

I am so pleased to announce that for the fourth year, we are partnering with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta (CPA Alberta) to deliver high-quality cost-effective leadership skills training in a series of “public” programs.  Many of you who follow the blog already know that most of my leadership training programs are for specific […]

Boost employee morale by letting them represent your organization at external events

All year, I’ve been video-blogging about specific actions leaders can take to build employee morale in their departments and their organizations.  My last tip was to say thank you in writing.  Today’s strategy goes in a different direction.  It is to give your employees the opportunity to represent your organization at an industry event. Let […]

When facing difficult situations as a leader, think about the physics of flying a kite

I’ve previously blogged about how airplanes take off against the wind.  It seems counterintuitive … you would expect that it would be easier if the wind were coming from behind the aircraft, giving it a push. Yet in reality, it is easier for a pilot to take off when flying towards a full-force gale, rather […]