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Are You Being Heard?

Are You Being Heard?

WOMEN AND MEN COMMUNICATE DIFFERENTLY. How often do we think about how we are coming across when we talk to colleagues at work, or contribute to a discussion around the boardroom table? Most of us tend to communicate, usually unconsciously, in the way we were brought...

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‘Unconscious Bias’ training is overdue

‘Unconscious Bias’ training is overdue

IT WAS MANDATED FOR STARBUCKS STORES. DO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS NEED IT AS WELL? This June, I was interviewed on CTV News about my take on the recent closing of all Starbucks Canada 1,100 locations for an afternoon of sensitivity and diversity training. The training...

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Be your own North Star

Be your own North Star

KNOWING YOURSELF IS YOUR GUIDE TO HAPPINESS The North Star remains in a fixed position throughout the course of the night. It is a dependable. While other stars swirl around the night sky, it never moves. It always points toward the north pole – the True North. For...

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When cynicism holds us back…

When cynicism holds us back…

Cynicism has its merits, but a permanent ‘glass half empty’ outlook can be self-fulfilling. I had a client who came in looking for help getting ahead in her business. But her attitude about everything we discussed was so cynical, I could see right away it was blocking...

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What is responsibility?

What is responsibility?

When you think about taking on a new responsibility, don’t leave yourself out of the equation. When I was a child, I loved doing the same thing other kids love to do… Run around the playground, do wild and crazy things with my friends, laugh and shout, play all sorts...

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What does it mean to be a woman at work today?

What does it mean to be a woman at work today?

In today's workforce, women make up 46% of the entry-level group — but only a handful (if any) make it to the C-Suite. When I started working in the 80s, the women's movement was still very much alive. Gloria Steinem was my model. I remember reading every word of her...

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