From 1996-1999 I managed a retail store in Whistler and we ALL grew together as leaders regardless of what our titles were in the store.  For this series, I reached out to as many of the 60+ employees that made up what I considered my “family” in Whistler. I look back at this picture and am…

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Netflix Culture Manifesto Whether you are a Netflix lover or not, the essence of what is in this slideshare presentation speaks to the heart of what an impactful workplace looks and feels like.  Christine McLeod, Chief Possibilities Officer and founder of Impact People Practices & Canada’s Social Workplace Summit Impact99 is always on the hunt…

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How does a CEO connect with the Gen Y employees in their organization to maximize business results? To answer this question we did a quick and dirty virtual focus group of high performing Gen Y employees across small, medium and large organizations and here are some of the top points that were made:

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David Zinger is a sought after author, educator, coach, and consultant focused intently on employee engagement. We are delighted to have him share his “10 Principles of Employee Engagement” on the Impact People Practices blog. 

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Now, don’t get me wrong – I am not complaining or implying that my manager doesn’t know much about Social Media, or saying that managers in general don’t know much about social media, but as someone who uses it not only personally but also professionally, there are a few things that I find don’t always…

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Here is a short interview that I did with an HR peer about using social technology in the workplace; I was the interviewer. ME: What do you think of employees using social technology in the workplace? CLEVER HR PEER:  Well, I’m not really sure… it appears that our employees who are on their Facebook are…

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I feel incredibly lucky to be part of several different COMMUNITIES. There is of course the community I live in, the communities I network with, work with and play with. Communities of peers, colleagues, professionals. Online communities; In-person communities. There is brilliance within each of us and when we become part of something larger than…

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This is something I spend a lot of time thinking about. It fascinates me. I wonder about it in the context of my own leadership journey… and how I got to where I am. I wonder about it when I gaze at my beautiful children full of promise and try to imagine them in life 5…

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I asked Danae Johnson CEC CHRP who is a friend, colleague and  amazing executive coach, to write a guest blog about the process we go through at the end of a year reflecting on what has passed… and how we can set ourselves up in 2011 to check off more of those goals that typically…

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World War II. In a dark, muddy field, the troops huddle inside their trench with the rain pouring down and artillery shells exploding around them, showering them with mud and shrapnel.  Despite the hell of the situation, the alternative is worse – getting up and over the trench and rushing the enemy, who seem to…

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