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I have spent the last three years collecting stories of positive change. Stories that were shared by innovators and influencers that I brought together for The Better Workplace Conference over the 17 years that I led the event. All of their stories, advice and recommended tools...

When I was doing research for my Master’s degree back in the 90’s, I remember interviewing a number of directors from a municipal government about their views on employee health and assistance. There was a prevailing notion at the time that if an organization was...

“Every choice you make leads you away from your vision or moves you toward it.”  - Patti Digh -  What do we want our culture to be? This simple question was the starting point for a bold new vision for Baptist Healthcare (BHC), an organization that led...

“A positive people culture is one where people experience positive emotions, optimism, cohesion, gratitude and humour, and where they have, as a consequence, a real sense of engagement” Dr. Michael West, Professor of Organizational Psychology, Lancaster University Management School. My interview with Dr. West was one...

“Transformative change happens when someone has a vision and does not let reality and negativity get in the way.” – Dr. Robert Quinn Robert Quinn was one of the experts I interviewed for my upcoming book “A Better Place to Work: Daily Practices that Transform Culture.”...

I skied for 20 years before I learned this concept that made all the difference! I took a lesson where the instructor talked to us about the “fall-line” of the mountain. This is the direction water will flow when it is free to run. When...

"No matter how good you are at negativity, you’re also capable of positivity.” - Barbara Fredrickson Bad things happen. Things hit us the wrong way sometimes. Life has it’s own timetable. And while we may need to wallow in it awhile or have a meltdown occasionally,...

  I’m writing a chapter of my book while out on the Wild West Coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet, where when the sun shines it is the most beautiful place on earth, and when it rains, it rains sideways. My only responsibility in exchange for...

I had an idea awhile back that work could be a healthy life experience, not the exhausting and stressful experience it sometimes is for people. I had that idea as a young person working in a very dysfunctional workplace. It was a place where we...