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Group Values

Identifying group values are a critical part of any activity that requires collaboration. Values are the foundation. They hold up and support everything else. I’ve facilitated individual and group values sessions hundreds of times and always find the process and outcomes rewarding. Here’s an example of how to facilitate a group values finding session for your […]

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3 Types of Problems

Isaac Cruikshank [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Have you even been in one of those meetings where you are discussing the same problem that has been discussed every few months for the past year? You know the feeling. You look at the agenda and you think “Oh, for crying out loud. Is this still an […]

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Opening the Johari Window

The Johari Window (pronounced Joe Harry) was created by psychologists Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in 1955 as a tool to help individuals, teams and organizations become more self aware. The idea is that by using the model you would gain a better understanding of yourself, how others saw you and that process could help improve relationships.  This model, or tool, […]

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Leadership is all about that Bass, No Treble

Since hearing Meghan Trainor’s – @Meghan_Trainor – multi-platinum single “All About That Bass” I haven’t been able to get it’s catchy lyrics and melody out of my head. At first listen it a song about body image. In researching the lyrics I found that the original inspiration was about the musical bass line which supports the […]

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How to Set Goals

One of the areas that seems to be most challenging to people, groups, and organizations is finding and using an effective goal setting process. The graphic above is the process used by in-the-know businesses and interestingly enough, by educators and professional athletes. It’s a journey The best way to think of the entire goals setting […]

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Are you ready for July 1st 2014 and CASL?

Listen to this post. A few years ago the Canadian federal government passed a new law – Bill C-28 – the Electronic Commercial Protection Act. It’s taken a while to get itself organized but the new law takes effect July 1st 2014… that’s not too far off. The law, sometimes referred to as CASL – […]