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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

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So what is fairness anyway?

How employees perceive fairness in the workplace is very important (as this funny video about an experiment with capuchin monkeys demonstrates), but in my conversations with leaders, I make it a point to separate equality from equivalency.  This may sound

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Developing people requires adaptability in your leadership style

As regular readers of the blog know, I am a huge fan of metaphors. My most well-known metaphor of course is the title of one of my most requested keynotes (and my first book) – Why Does the Lobster Cast

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Three reasons to ignore your policy manual

My latest Leadership Lab column for The Globe & Mail went up on their site earlier today Three reasons to ignore your company’s policy manual Yes, I know. Some of you think that this borders on blasphemy! After all, policy

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Flexibility can be the source of power, particularly in pressure situations

Liquids take on the shape of whatever container you pour them into.  When you think about it, this fluidity and flexibility is a remarkable characteristic – it means that no matter what kind of bowl or pitcher or pouch is

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