Post-Acquisition Integration

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A colleague of mine recently wrote a blog on her coaching practice citing that a key question to ask an employee is “Tell me about the best day you ever had at work?” An interesting way to get at the heart of what one values in the work they do. Now – fast forward to […]

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Good Governance

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On January 25th Accreditation Canada brought forward Governance standards to assess health care organizations effective January 2017. Upon reflection, the guidelines seem to provide a solid framework that all Boards can learn from – both public and private. Accreditation Canada looks at Board standards using four functions of Board accountability: Its own effectiveness as a […]

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It’s Not Just About Followers…

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You often read articles about big Twitter influencers and 99/100 of those articles list user accounts that have large numbers of followers, describing those same people as the “Twitter power houses” of their area. But it’s rather more complex than that – sure if you have lots of Followers then you have potential power, but […]

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Strategy–Art or Discipline?

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There’s a difference between the art of strategy and the discipline of a strategic plan. Why is strategy an art? Because it’s debatable. Because we’re never certain just exactly what is good strategy. Because its definition changes over time. But like art, there are certain properties of strategy that stay relatively constant over time—its representational […]

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What Were You Doing On Your Best Day? Do More of That.

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When I am coaching, the conversation usually starts with a simple question: tell me about the best day you ever had at work. Everyone has had a “best day.” It is one of those days when you feel like you are in control: you understand the goal, have the skills you need and you like […]

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Thriving in the New Normal

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The Oil economy has undergone a transformational change and many of us have found a way to adjust and survive. Now, how do we thrive again? Those who are hanging on and waiting for oil prices to recover are missing a massive opportunity to dramatically change their world for the better. As leaders we must […]

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