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Most organizations that encourage mindfulness practices amongst their employees do this for the benefit of employee well-being, as it offers clarity of thinking, better concentration, and the ability to stay calm under pressure. However, there are some other very powerful and fascinating benefits to this practice....

Featured Image by Elena Lena on Reshot. My friend used to get up when it was still dark, the sun just beginning to rise, strap on a head lamp and get outside for his early morning walk. His advice was, “Even if you don’t feel like...

“Research shows that corporate purpose statements often do more harm than good because they are political exercises rather than words that people passionately believe in,” were the words of Dr. Robert Quinn when I interviewed him for “A Better Place To Work: Daily Practices That...

When I get a consulting request from a small business or team to work with them on their culture, it is often when they have reached the size of about 35 employees. Up until this point the business or group has been growing and there...

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...

“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...

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...