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More communication PLEASE!

June 24, 2011

How often do you hear co-workers asking for more communication from their company?  It seems every time I turnaround it is a topic of conversation among organization leaders.  In fact, with a client we are working with right now, the first words out their mouth at the introductory meeting were “our employees want more communication.”  […]

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So Much Room for Misunderstanding!

June 3, 2011

You are so pleased that you’ve revised the management performance plan, intending to remove the unintended incentive to cover up mistakes. BUT, the team saw it as another step away from the customer. You recognized that the team had been through too much change and announce, “It is time to get back to the basics.”  […]

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Economic Diversity is thriving in Calgary

May 6, 2011

Last night I attended the Women Mentors & Friends event at the Calgary Petroleum Club.   I was drawn to the event because of the diverse and meaningful speaker line-up, but even more so by the format the club promised.  The goal for the evening was to provide a strong connection and dialogue between the speakers […]

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Bring your Team in Early

April 1, 2011

I attended a MRIA (Marketing Research and Intelligence Association) luncheon last week on how insight, research and judgment work together to support branding initiatives.   The presenter shared her experience and perspective and challenged the audience on numerous approaches.  The presenter is a big fan of getting everyone involved in research and in particular, group insight […]

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Living it Every Step of the Way

March 11, 2011

I love hearing stories about organizations that WOW their stakeholders and this is an impressive one. A close friend of mine joined a direct sales company and I’ve never seen her so impressed and overwhelmed by an organization.  The organization, started 14 years ago by two women, promises a culture of friendship, family, fun and […]

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