CREATING PSYCHOLOGICALLY SAFE WORKPLACES by David Irvine As we continue to be aware of what it takes to stay safe in this pandemic, let’s keep in mind the importance of creating psychologically safe workplaces. It Will Depend on All of Us There are people in our world who do not feel safe because of the . . . Read More about Creating Psychologically Safe Workplaces
by Shawn Casemore There is no doubt that we are amidst unprecedented times, particularly in the speaking industry. With social distancing regulations, bringing people together to learn and engage with one another is, at least for the time being, on hold. Why not consider hiring an engaging virtual keynote speaker? With some simple technology, and . . . Read More about Finding the Right Virtual Keynote Speaker
“What do we do now?” That’s the cry we hear all around us. “They’ve just extended the call for physical distancing until July! What do we do now?” Well, the first thing we do now is to answer that question with a resounding – “We do what we can do to get ready for what . . . Read More about A message from Bill Carr on working within our new normal
by Michelle Ray The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting every aspect of life and business at unprecedented levels. Thousands of people have died, many hundreds of thousands have contracted the virus and potentially millions may already have either been in contact with an infected person but have yet to be diagnosed. Individuals in all walks of . . . Read More about The Coronavirus: Three Steps to Lead Yourself Through Uncertain Times
By Michael Kerr I had three calls last week from clients who are experiencing huge levels of anxiety and uncertainty at work. Whether it’s the Coronavirus, impending layoffs, or the plunging price of oil, without a doubt there is a lot of uncertainty and stress in some quarters. I’ll be facilitating a webinar in a . . . Read More about Managing Uncertainty at Work
by Paul Krismer The holidays are over and now it is time to get back to work! Would you like to be more effective than ever? Who doesn’t? Sadly, almost always the advice is to work harder, get more organized, and eliminate social chatter. Not much fun, right? What if there was a truly pleasing . . . Read More about Why Happiness is the New Productivity in 2020
by David Irvine Last Friday — Black Friday — I delivered the closing address at a conference in the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton, then walked through the attached West Edmonton Mall to the food court for lunch. I was shocked by what I saw: deal-hungry consumers jammed this huge shopping center wall to wall. I . . . Read More about WHAT DO THE HOLIDAYS MEAN TO YOU? Five Ways to Stay Authentic During This Busy Season
by Deborah Kimmett “Instead of trying to be nice, try to communicate” These were the opening remarks of the Dali Lama when I heard him years ago at the Air Canada Centre I remembered that great sentence again this week as I prepared my keynote for the Nursing conference. After many studies across the medical . . . Read More about Instead of Trying to be Nice, Try to Communicate!
Whether you are trying to rally your sales team, gain buy-in from your customer service team, or simply want to get your leadership team on the same page, there is nothing more crucial to building an Unstoppable Team than making transparency a top priority in communication. I’ve had the good fortune of working with literally . . . Read More about Align Your Team to Be Unstoppable
Digital Amnesia: The act of forgetting something important because you trust a connected device! Since we’ve been able to place more memory power in the palm of our hand than was used to land a man on the moon, we’ve banished our own memory to the back burner. The more we rely on technology to . . . Read More about How Technology is Stealing our Brain…and how to steal it back again!