How You Demean Employees and the Key to Stopping it

I hate riding exercise bikes. In fact, I consider all machine-based cardio to be evil. It’s boring, even with a TV in place, to be working so hard to get nowhere. No one associates the word “engaging” with cardio equipment. Gallup’s engagement data is often quoted for it’s mind-numbing finding that 87% of employees are
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Oct 15, 2018

How to Avoid The Number One Mistake in Corporate Communication

  Calgary is famous for its annual Stampede celebration, which features a fantastic fireworks show every evening for a week, visible across the city. It’s nice to watch from your home, but something incredibly different to experience sitting up close at the Stampede grounds as fireworks explode above your head in an awe-inspiring display of colour
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Oct 01, 2018

From Survive to Thrive: How to Align People on Success

When companies want to grow, differentiate, or compete effectively, they don’t take baby steps. They transform. If your involved in a transformation initiatives, your success will be directly correlated to how well you engage people. Without having everyone pulling in the same direction, your chances of reaching your goals are minuscule at best. You need
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Sep 20, 2018

Join the Lamborghini Club: Career Trajectory is Governed by the Company You Keep

  “Before you start, let me remind you that you are expected to obey the rules of the road.’ And with that final word from the organizer of Royal Rally – a travelling scavenger hunt that would cover 750km in a single day – we were off. As fifty supercars, tuners and a monster truck
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Sep 18, 2018

The Secret Skill that Separates Leaders From Managers

Dawn has some fantastic ideas. She is the regional GM for an IT services company, having fast-tracked from a tech role in just four years. She figures she can add another $2M to the company’s bottom line if they add two service options that clients keep asking for. Sounds like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? But
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Sep 05, 2018