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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...

Do you like getting feedback at work? Do you look forward to providing it to others? Most people say no to both of these questions. Do you like to learn and grow in your career? Most people say yes to this. Yet, it is impossible to...

“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...

I caught up with my friend Kathryn on a recent trip through Field, in the Canadian Rockies, where she and her husband run a pottery studio. Getting together reminded me of when we worked together as lifeguards in my teens at a small, outdoor pool...

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...

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...