The 7 Culture Questions

Have you ever worked with someone who was not only a high performer (technically skilled at their job) but also a champion of vision, mission and values? These “high-performing culture champions” are perhaps the most critical asset that any organization can attract and retain, and this article will help you identify them and take steps…

RAW Reactions

If you’ve done any Trauma-Informed Practice training, or any reading about things like anxiety and behaviour management in children, you’re probably familiar with the “Fight, Freeze, Flee” model. From AnxietyCanada.com: “F3 or the Fight-Flight-Freeze response is the body’s automatic, built-in system designed to protect us from threat or danger. For example, when you hear the words,…

The 3A’s of Leadership

There’s no shortage of “Top 10 Leadership Skills” or “101 Traits of Ridiculously Successful Leaders” lists on the internet. Just open up your LinkedIn feed and scroll for 30 seconds and you’ll be inundated with “the-things-leaders-must-have” to be more ________ (agile, disruptive, lean, inspiring, innovative…you get the point). So when it came time to put…

Why Feedback Hurts [sometimes]

Feedback. Everyone wants it, knows it’s critical to building trust and high-performing teams, yet [often] find it really challenging to give and receive. A large piece of the awkwardness we have around feedback is that it can threaten our sense of attachment, connection or belonging with our colleagues. In this two minute video, Jeff gives…