Category Archives: Leadership

This is how to stay fulfilled at your job, even as the years go by – Fast Company

Even jobs have a honeymoon phase. Here’s how to keep the excitement alive. [Photo: DavidZydd; mapodile/Getty Images]   BY JILLIAN KRAMER—GLASSDOOR2 MINUTE READ A lot of us love our jobs—at first. But as time goes on, it’s natural to be less … Continue reading

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Deep Think and Creating Space

I just read this insightful post from Richard Huntington, on ‘Deep Thinking‘ and couldn’t help but read with a tremendous sense of relief. That I’m not the only one who struggles with this is refreshing, but also paralyzingly frustrating.  The … Continue reading

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The Real Power of Simplicity 2

Lack of Clarity Undermines Leadership I try to use clarity and simplicity interchangeably here to convey a simple point.  I have had the great challenge of working with leaders who obfuscate and adulterate (see what I did there?) their own … Continue reading

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If you drink enough coffee does it all taste the same?

I drink a fair bit of coffee. I like coffee. It tastes good and the suggestion that the caffeine will improve performance, alertness and improve my IQ – I’m in. 3 cups a day. I used to drink closer to … Continue reading

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Big Mac Attack

Increasingly, the ideals of Corporate Social Responsiblity (CSR) have penetrated workplace in some pretty unexpected ways. After 40 years in the business world, the acronym typical suggests that organizations have some level of social consciousness. Born in the 1960’s an … Continue reading

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Power of the Medium

There are ongoing discussions about the decline of television as an advertising medium, but I don’t think there can be any denying the intense power that cinematography can play. Combined with a brilliant story line, this video has had nearly … Continue reading

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Branding – Continued

There’s a great post on Forbes.com today about Branding “Why A Brand Matters” that discusses the nuances of brand and I think highlights the significance that branding will play in competitive markets through the next decade. Author Lois Geller notes … Continue reading

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What is a Brand?

Everything you ever wanted to know about branding, right here – in what I think is the best ‘what the hell is a brand’ presentation I’ve seen in a long time. The Brand Gap Book – is a brilliant book … Continue reading

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time to undo?

I had a great experience at a conference in Ottawa – that I can only describe as surreal. I was at a learning and development event for the non-profit sector and government types. I understand these markets. More importantly I … Continue reading

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how your brand lives part deux

In a previous post about how your brand lives, I used a pragmatic example of the impact of something fairly basic (for example how a service truck’s driving behaviour represents your brand). Today I had to gather some materials from … Continue reading

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