Judgmental Leadership Stunts Growth and Development

Lately, I’ve been finding the amount of judgment in the online world overwhelming. Comments about certain political leaders which are as critical and condemning as the leader’s original behaviour was. Judgment creates blocked energy which invites more criticism, less compassion and diminishes opportunities for change. Judgment and the negativity that goes along with it becomes a dark shadow that prevents growth. In the research of Rosenthal and Jacobson, teachers were falsely told that some of their students had been identified as...

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Getting Agency Culture Right!

  When two organizations have a similar structure, funding models and approximately the same number of employees, why does one win awards for being an employer of choice and the other struggles with conflict, turnover and low employee satisfaction? In my experience, it has to do with three factors. One is the attitude of upper management towards their staff, and the second is how much they hold their staff accountable to both their strengths and areas for growth. The final factor is clear communication throughout the agency. Let me share...

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Lessons About Conflict from the Beautiful Jack Pine Tree

Like the Jack Pine, teams need to embrace conflict to be successful.

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