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Post date: March 13, 2018
Why do we entertain so few options when confronted with a challenge? Why do we self-impose and accept limits? Limits constrain who we are and what we can achieve, while options unleash creativity and allow us to move beyond arbitrary boundaries so we can make thoughtful choices. My role as a coach...
Post date: March 22, 2017
We all know curiosity is what leads scientists to make discoveries that alter lives, and entrepreneurs to innovate to tap new markets. Most organizations facing an increasingly competitive marketplace are focused on hiring curious leaders to tackle the challenge of identifying opportunities for...
Post date: October 3, 2018
The Fall 2018 issue of People + Strategy focuses on living better to lead better. This blog post intended to further the conversation on what it means to change the way we work, live, and engage with our workplace lives. During World War II, the rush to produce munitions in sufficient quantities to...
Post date: January 26, 2016
When people think about their abilities, it is natural to place them into two categories: the things they are good at and that come easily to them, or their strengths, and the things that despite painstaking attempts at, they can't seem to master, or their weaknesses. However, there is an often...
Post date: November 17, 2016
According to research conducted in 2013 by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, 21 of the Fortune 500 CEOs were women. Two years later, the Washington Post reported that figure has only grown to 24—a meager 5 percent of the total number of Fortune 500 CEOs. We are now in 2016...
Post date: February 25, 2020
As a mentoring relationship comes to an end, I will often interview the mentor about what they learned during the relationship. “I need a mentor, too,” is the most popular refrain during these conversations.  Even the most senior-level employee is often surprised at their own realization about how...
Post date: January 31, 2019
In her bestselling book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, psychologist Dr. Carol S. Dweck identifies a personality trait she calls a “growth mindset.” In contrast to certain other mindsets, people with a growth mindset believe that measures of personal potential such as intelligence,...
Post date: May 4, 2017
Organizations often miss the mark in developing women as leaders, said Tammy Heermann, senior vice president for leadership transformation at Lee Hecht Harrison in Toronto. She spoke about "gender truths" during a concurrent session at the HR People + Strategy Annual Conference in April. They miss...
Post date: March 19, 2019
How effectively do your organization’s teams operate? If yours is like the majority of companies, the only thing that gets measured, monitored, and rewarded is how teams perform. The challenge is that how teams operate—the quality of their team culture—is as important as how teams perform. In an...
Post date: November 23, 2016
It is well known that women remain under-represented in the boardroom and in the C-suite. What is less well known is that this gender imbalance is costing businesses—in idea generation, performance, and profits. In Money on the Table: How to Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership, I...