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Would you describe the experience you have at work as a healthy life experience? I hope that’s the case, but for many it is not. There are still many organizations that prescribe to the overwork and overwhelm style of management, despite an ever increasing body...

Have you ever wondered whether you can improve your organization’s customer culture? I work with leaders to create more positive workplace cultures that attract and retain the right people – not just the right employees but the right customers. Wal-Mart Chairman Sam Walton nicely sums up one...

“Every choice you make leads you away from your vision or moves you toward it.” ~ Patti Digh Are you interested in cultivating a more positive workplace culture? Chances are that most leaders will answer “yes” to this, but achieving it is easier said than done. A new...

Do you enjoy giving constructive feedback at work? How about receiving it? Most people say “no” to these questions, yet when asked if they like to learn and grow in their career, the answer is almost always a resounding “yes.” But it’s almost impossible to grow without...

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...

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...