Four Key Actions in Managing Change

Posted by Dave Hoy on Thu, Nov 01, 2012 @ 11:01 AM


It is most certainly a sign of the times in the hot Alberta economy right now; businesses, not-for-profit organization, and government are going through significant change. From ERP implementations, the adoption of Project Management, Process Improvement Initiatives, changing Organizational Structure, major strategic priorities, to the Retirement of the Baby Boom Generation workforce, there is no shortage of the “challenge of change”. Change Management is a hot topic in organizations.

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Tags: change management, Leadership, Change Initiatives

Leadership Development -The Art of Apologizing

Posted by Gail Daniels on Tue, Aug 21, 2012 @ 07:45 AM

It takes courage to accept responsibility for our actions and sincerely apologize for mistakes we’ve made. Effective apologies build respect and mend relationships yet many leaders fail to capitalize on the opportunity to apologize and address the impact of their behavior.

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Tags: Leadership Development

Leadership Development - Change Initiatives

Posted by Gail Daniels on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 @ 06:56 AM

For a change initiative to take hold, leaders need to personalize the new vision, demonstrate commitment to the change through action, and support others through coaching and feedback conversations.  Here are 3 recommendations to ensure change sticks:

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Tags: Change Initiatives, Leadership Development

Leadership Development - Essentials of Persuasion

Posted by Gail Daniels on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 @ 03:23 PM


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Leadership Development & Career Limiting Behaviours

Posted by Gail Daniels on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 @ 10:28 AM

It's natural to want to advance your career and get to the next level of leadership.  So what do you do when they hire a new person to take over a position you felt you deserved?   Before you pack your bags and head out to look for a new job, consider some of the possible reasons you didn't get that promotion.

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Tags: Performance Management, Leadership Development

Leadership Development & Neuroscience

Posted by Gail Daniels on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 @ 01:12 PM

Through advancements in technology, Neuroscientists are making incredible strides in figuring out how our brains actually work. Leadership development that incorporates these advances in neuroscience provides leaders with information about how to motivate and support their people.

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Tags: Leadership Skills, Leadership Development

Strategic Planning - The Very Best Team Building

Posted by Dave Hoy on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 @ 06:17 AM

Many of our initial client engagements are a request for Team Building. The conversation goes something like this: "Can you help us bring our management team together? We are not clicking on all cylinders right now".  While our answer is always, "Of course we can support you", before we commit to a traditional experiential team building workshop we engage in a series of diagnostic questions to be certain that  team building itself is the right answer.

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Tags: team building, strategic planning

KESA Motivation Movement: 5 "Real World" Motivation Techniques

Posted by Gail Daniels on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 @ 07:18 AM

As a leader, you have several responsibilities, but none as important as motivating your staff. With inspiration comes happy, productive and efficient team players who are working toward a unified goal: your company’s success.

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Tags: Performance Management, Gail Daniels, Leadership Development

In Celebration of Steven Covey

Posted by Dave Hoy on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 @ 06:48 AM


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Tags: strategic planning implementation and execution, Dave Hoy, Leadership, New Managers, Leadership Development

Time Management Leads to Stress Management

Posted by Gail Daniels on Sat, Jul 21, 2012 @ 07:44 AM

If you're constantly putting out fires, it's likely your stress level is going through the roof.  It may be time to take stock of how you're spending your time and work to develop more effective time management strategies.  Differentiating between urgent and important tasks is the first step in time, and ultimately, stress management.  

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Tags: time management, stress management