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Celebrating my 5-year anniversary with The Globe & Mail

G&M010915Next Wednesday January 23 marks a very special day for me – exactly five years ago on this date, my very first column for The Globe & Mail published that morning.  In How to be the boss when your co-workers are your friends, I laid out seven steps to ease this difficult transition.  I’ll be honest, this was (and still is) a very exciting day for me!  To be invited to contribute as a thought-leader for one of Canada’s most respected and widely-circulated national newspapers is a huge honour.  Not to mention a validation of the leadership development work I have been doing for so many years.

Back then, I was a contributing columnist to The Globe’s Leadership Lab series, published primarily online, but also occasionally in their print edition.  Today, five years later, I write a regular column in their Report on Business print edition, every four weeks on Mondays, under the loose banner of “Leadership Matters”.

Thank you The Globe & Mail, I am gratified to be amongst the ranks of your respected writers.

Notable columns

My most popular column ever was Four things millennials hate about you, garnering more than 50,000 views, over 4,000 “direct” shares, and comments and re-tweets numbering in the thousands in just three days.  It was my first taste of “going viral” and while pretty exciting, was also a little scary! Continue reading

The five top leadership issues to watch out for in 2018

Happy new year everyone!  I hope your 2018 is already off to a fantastic start, both on the personal and well as professional fronts.  I’m excited to be kicking off a new year on the blog, looking forward to another great year of sharing tips and exchanging ideas, starting conversations and perhaps even some arguments, all in the pursuit of becoming even better leaders than you already are!

My first day of the new year came with a special bonus — my first 2018 column for The Globe & Mail was published in their New Year’s Day edition, both print and online!

The five employee-related trends that will gain the greatest momentum in the upcoming yearThe Globe & Mail, January 1, 2018

In The five top leadership issues in 2018, I make my predictions for the top five employee-related trends in the upcoming year.  My goal in creating this list of top-of-mind leadership issues was to give you insights as to where you should focus and emphasize your energy and effort as you go boldly into the future.  My forecasts come predominantly from two sources – from hundreds of conversations I have had with people in organizations this past year (including likely you), all the way from senior executives to front-line workers, and from my ongoing perusal of a wide variety of publications and academic journals. None of these five issues that I outline in this column are new; in fact, they’ve been gradually gaining traction for the past several years. But in 2018, I anticipate that attention to these five areas will gain the greatest momentum.

So take a read through and tell me what you think.  Is this what you’re seeing in your workplace as well?  The Globe has temporarily turned off commenting on articles while they resolve some technology issues, so you can’t comment directly on their site.  But I’d love to hear your thoughts right here on the blog.  Please add your perspectives on the top leadership issues in 2018 by leaving a comment below.  I’d love to hear from you.

Sometimes, The Globe puts my columns behind their paywall. If that happens and you are unable to access the article directly through the link above, we have archived a pdf version at this link.

Two of my Leadership Lab columns made the top two in The Globe’s Top Ten!

#1#2As regular readers of the Turning Managers Into Leaders blog know, I write a regular Leadership Lab column for The Report on Business in The Globe & Mail, Canada’s most respected and widely-circulated national newspaper. On January 1, The Globe ran a retrospective on the Top Ten Leadership Lab columns in 2014, and two of my columns made #1 and #2 on the list!!! Woo hoo!!

I am honoured to be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Joe Natale, Executive VP and Chief Commercial Officer at Telus Corp; Sherry Cooper, former chief economist at Bank of Montreal; and Karl Moore, associate professor at the Destautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. You can read the entire Top Ten list at Top leadership tips of 2014 on The Globe‘s site (and access each of the articles there as well).

My top two are listed below, and I’ve also linked them to the original blogs that I posted when the articles were first published. If this is your first (or repeat) time reading these articles, please don’t hesitate to add your comments to the original blog posts.

Top 5 talent and workforce trends in 2011

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  I did, and now I am back, refreshed and ready to go! 😀

Just before the holidays, I was privileged to be a guest on Dr. Amy Vanderbilt’s TrendPOV show.  Dr. V’s weekly broadcast focuses on identifying, researching, highlighting and reporting on evolving trends in the business environment.  And I was there (well virtually there) because Dr. V wanted to know about the top 5 talent and workforce trends that executives needed to know as they head into 2011.  You can watch the entire broadcast below.

It’s about an hour long, so if it’s easier, you can download it from iTunes to view at your leisure.  Search in iTunes under Podcasts for the “TrendPOV Show”.  You want the episode released on 12/24/10.

As always, feel free to comment here and let me know what you think.  Just click on the Add a Comment link below.

Top 5 Workplace Issues in 2010

Derek Sankey recently wrote this article published in The Calgary Herald, The Telegram, New Brunswick Business Journal, Global Regina, and Kelowna.com.  I was honored to be asked for my input.

Both employers and employees are looking ahead more optimistically to a fresh slate in 2010, but there is no shortage of challenges facing corporations and job hunters in the year ahead.   An informal survey of recruiters and human resource consultants shows that while the economy appears to be slowly recovering from the deep recession felt last year, business leaders will struggle to address ongoing concerns even as the hiring outlook improves as the year unfolds.   The top five workplace issues in 2010, as predicted by those surveyed, reveal some ongoing challenges and some new concerns.  Read the rest of this article