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  • My Word and Mantra for 2023: Right Now.
    by Eileen on January 15, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    Did you come up with your word (or mantra) yet for 2023? I have to confess, as I approached the halfway mark of January in this brand new year, I still hadn’t yet found my word. Ironic eh? Afterall, I’m the one who has been publishing (for 11 years) an annual list of year-end/year-ahead questions

  • Leaders – It’s the Tiny Moves That Can Make the Big Difference
    by Eileen on November 9, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    This article was initially published in my Globe and Mail Column. See my latest Globe columns here. Many managers are caught between a rock and a hard place in the “return-to-work” challenge, pressured to bring people back but still facing resistance from those who now prefer to work from home. Mandating back-to-work is one thing. Engaging

  • Blindsided like Lisa LaFlamme? How to Move Forward…
    by Eileen on September 5, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    Like many Canadians, I was shocked and dismayed when I heard that Lisa Laflamme was unceremoniously let go from her role as CTV’s national news anchor. Not only was I struck by how poorly the communication appeared to be handled, I also wondered, from a leadership lens, what outdated playbook the higher up decision makers

  • Return to Work: Humanity, Connection, Compassion More Crucial Than Ever
    by Eileen on July 12, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    This article was initially published in my Globe and Mail Column. See my latest Globe columns here. As the return-to-work era unfolds, many leaders find themselves mired in challenges. They are tired. Their people are tired. And there is still a lot of resistance. How to bring people back and create cohesive, productive, engaged teams? It’s

  • Connection vs. Convenience – And Other ‘Return-to-Work Dilemmas
    by Eileen on June 13, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    This article was first published in the Globe and Mail — see my latest columns here.  — “Can’t wait to get back to the office. Terrified of going back. Not sure what to wear. Dreading the commute. Excited to see the team. Haven’t yet met the team in person. And what to do with the