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This is the second in a series on Leader Communications. It took mere hours for employees to leak memos to the public showing that some Tim Hortons locations were making employees fund their own benefits after a government-mandated minimum wage increase took effect. #NoTimmiesTuesday immediately caught fire, punishing big bad franchises with reduced sales. The response? Franchises
I’ll never forget my first year with IBM when, after reinforcing the importance of work-life balance, a VP stood up in front of the entire Canadian organization and related how she often worked long hours, including “during her daughter’s birthday party.” Oh dear. Every leader wants to inspire their people and most are able to
At the end of the summer I decided to improve my fitness level. Crossfit is a great conditioner, but struggling to breathe after 10 minutes is a serious wake up call as the rest of the group keeps swinging kettles and flipping tires (those big tractor ones). As I shared my frustration in trying to
When I started a business of subcontracting professional writers and trainers, I was known for checking in with people regularly, handing out paychecks personally, and dropping chocolates off on people’s desks before they got in. I didn’t have extra time to spend chatting, but I used my time very well. I’m currently working with a client
“I need to see you today!” When bosses and clients make demands, the typical response is to meet the request immediately. After all, they wouldn’t ask if it wasn’t urgent, would they? Yet, we’ve all responded to supposed emergencies only to find they aren’t emergencies at all. When I began working with clients to enhance