Work & Life: The Power of Gratitude

Here in the US Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Soon many of us will be taking time to acknowledge what we’re grateful for. Then, after the weekend of feasting, we’ll go back to not thinking too much about gratitude. But gratitude, practiced daily, has powerful effects on our physical health, psychological well-being, our relationships…

No Buy-In, No Change: 9 Global Fundamentals of Change Management

I recently returned from a Brains On the Beach, or BoB, event in Shanghai. BoB is a program which brings together some of the brightest minds from learning and development, consulting, coaching and marketing from around the globe to compete in formulating a solution for a real client with a real problem in 2 days.…

Mindfulness and The Bottom Line

I’ve spoken about this in the past: that there seems to be an unnatural schism between two very interdependent realms, as if they were completely separate. I’m talking of course about the hard-nosed world of quarterly earnings reports, beating growth expectations, and focusing on the bottom line. The other sphere involves the growing awareness of…

Work-life Balance & Stress: The Leader’s Role

Despite all the warnings, across North America it appears our jobs are continuing to get the better of us. Rising levels of stress and off-kilter work life balance is exacting a pretty harsh toll. Despite billions lost to absenteeism, turnover, disability, insurance costs, workplace accidents, violence, workers compensation, lawsuits and the costs related to replacing…