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Internal, Coach-Like Managers as the Drivers of Change?

May 16, 2018

Do you remember work in the year 2000? Email was still a blessing, and we hadn’t yet become attached to smartphones. We were connected, but not hyperconnected. We were busy, but not roll-out-of-bed-and-read-your-emails-while-brushing-your-teeth kind of busy. Today’s managers are stretched

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Desiree Adaway’s One Best Question

May 14, 2018

Desiree Adaway, Principal at The Adaway Group, poses a provocative question that encourages us to examine how people might use their privilege and live their values. 

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Simon Batters of Wise Group on the Power of Conversation

May 9, 2018

Simon Batters is the group manager for People and Culture at Wise Group. In this episode, he reflects on how and why the company shifted away from a traditional ratings system to a process that fosters conversation and connection between leaders and teams. 

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Michael Leckie

Michael Leckie on Sparking Change

May 7, 2018

Michael Leckie believes that our ability to learn and engage with our fellow human beings is the catalyst for transformation. In this interview, he reflects on giving people the tools and the space that can spark change.

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Ayse Birsel’s One Best Question

April 30, 2018

Feeling stuck? As a designer, Ayse Birsel relies on creativity. In this interview, Ayse shares her favourite question that seeks to understand what inspires other people and how this can be used to help them design their lives.

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New! Micro-Learning Series on Creating a Coaching Culture

April 26, 2018

It’s official: the full version of The Truth & Lies of Performance Management has now been released. You can download the complete report here. To celebrate, we’re launching a micro-learning series to accompany the report. It’s designed to augment and build

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Desiree Adaway on Challenging Oppression in Company Cultures

April 23, 2018

Desiree Adaway, Principal at The Adaway Group, is a seasoned nonprofit consultant and facilitator. Her work involves helping people, organizations and institutions change their company culture by addressing the norms, policies and behaviours that maintain oppression.

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