four a of change in employee buy in

The 4 A’s of Change: Getting Employee Buy-In

While brainstorming ideas for change with a client in Winnipeg we were having an in-depth discussion on providing employee feedback when a great idea surfaced from the group. After a few moments of discussion, a thirty-year employee spoke up and said, “You know, we used to do that…” I hear this comment more than any… Read More…

How to Use Motivation to Engage Your Team

While at the bus stop with my boys this past week I was speaking with a neighbour. During our chat she mentioned how eager and motivated my boys seemed to be every day to get on the bus and get to school. To give you some context my boys are between the ages of five… Read More…

The Foundation of a High Performance Organization

While watching a sporting event I was reminded of just how crucial it is to continuously improve upon fundamentals. Teams who are successful never underestimate their competition irregardless of their tenure, reputation or past performance. Interestingly this very same rule applies in business. Regardless of the longevity of your business or the tenure of your… Read More…

Avoiding the Team Performance Dilemma

My wife, boys, and I moved last year to a home in a more rural area, preferring the scents of fresh air over those of car exhaust. Although we’ve been in our home for over six months now, the disappearance of snow on our lawn has shed light on just how much work is left… Read More…

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Instill a Culture of Innovation

During a recent talk to the Project Management Institute, I shared some best practices on how to introduce innovation into teams. Specifically on how to support a team in transitioning from “idealizing” to creating valuable outcomes. These outcomes in turn create an unstoppable culture of innovation. Innovation does not just arise from creative ideas. Click… Read More…

Why Rash Decisions Diminish Your Strength As A Leader

Recently I had the pleasure of joining my two sons for a skate on the ice at our local arena. As much as I love this time together, it has become apparent that my eight year old, currently in his second year of hockey (yes we are Canadian!), can skate just as well, if not… Read More…

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