We Change Together or Not At All

Messages about change must be designed to draw people together, whether it’s to launch a new marketing strategy or build a mountain of jack-o’-lanterns. If we are not working together, we are not working at our best. Diversity work is all about navigating change. Setting race aside, the objective is to get everyone moving in […]

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We are all racist and sexist. It’s more subtle than you think.

Read this excerpt from a recent McKinsey report: “Research shows that company profits and share performance can be close to 50 percent higher when women are well represented at the top. Beyond that, senior-level women have a vast and meaningful impact on a company’s culture. They are more likely than senior-level men to embrace employee-friendly […]

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We Want Your Productivity, Not Your Opinion. How To Promote Fear And Kill Innovation.

Welcome to Skipco! Here’s your desk, laptop, and work assignments. My door is open and I’m happy to help you succeed. However, if you could please keep all discourse to work-related topics, we would appreciate it. We have a strict ‘no personal opinions’ policy here. We have found controversy to be unproductive. Feeling ‘on board’ […]

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It’s “Temporary” is the Enemy of Change

There are 2 racks of shoes, boxes of boots, and a rack of coats in my office. While our main level flooring is replaced, the contents of our closet are my closest companions at work. I hate it. So why can’t a master of navigating change deal with a temporary inconvenience? Because I know it’s […]

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To inspire incredible change, establish the familiar

I miss travelling. Exploring a mountain in Japan; Discovering beauty in the back alleys of Honolulu; Hurtling through traffic on a moped in Vietnam. All fantastic experiences that made me uncomfortable (lost again!) and exhilarated all at once. Isn’t it strange that while millions crave the delight of discovery while travelling, when they arrive on […]

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How to leverage everyday stories to spark extraordinary change

From coffee-antique shops to do-it-yourself community libraries to contactless pizza, innovation is everywhere these days.Small and large business are finding new ways to serve their communities and employees as we wade through a sea of forced change. Individuals have been adapting in incredible ways – not just learning new technologies, but putting them to brand […]

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Pivoting on Difficult Days: An essential part of your daily recharge

I don’t know about you but some of these days are EXHAUSTING! And while I maintain a balanced diet of COVID news interspersed with human interest stories and humour, some days still leave me feeling weary from incessant negativity and the dumb things people say…including me. Here is a routine I have found extremely helpful […]

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The Gift that keeps on Giving: Control

Research shows that when we shift our focus to what we can control, we see meaningful and lasting differences in our well-being, health, and performance. ~ The Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook   We all want control of our destiny, we all want control of our lives We all want control of each other, we all see the […]

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