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Category: building relationships

Who should you have by your side?

Stephanie Staples is a recovering burnout nurse and a serial entrepreneur who has founded three businesses.  As she says, 🙂 two of those were successful, and one a nightmare … but you can’t win them all! She is a speaker,

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Build synergy and goodwill – the metaphor of compound interest

There is a classic Aesop’s fable about the value of synergy – when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.  I was reminded of this fable when my yoga instructor said something to our group while in

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Are your actions increasing or decreasing your value in the eyes of your stakeholders?

I read something the other day that gave me reason to pause and consider how my clients and other stakeholders value the services that I have to offer. You have likely heard of (and perhaps even used) the Michelin Red

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How to deal with inappropriate workplace behaviour (and stay out of legal hot water)

I’ve often addressed how leaders should deal with specific dysfunctional workplace behaviours (including my suggestions in this article in CPA Magazine).  Today though, my professional colleague and friend Stephen Hammond comes at this very important subject from a much more

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What long-nosed bats can teach us about teamwork

I often blog about what the animal kingdom can teach us about teamwork – Canada geese, meerkats, crabs, ants and penguins have all come up in the past. So regular readers of the blog will not be surprised by today’s

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Praising employees who are in their 40s and 50s – is it necessary?

I often blog about the value of praising employees (one such post is Frequent and liberal employee recognition and praise creates positive workplaces). So when Dr. Karl Moore, associate professor at the Destautels Faculty of Management at McGill University (and

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