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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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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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Mark C. Thompson’s One Best Question

April 16, 2018

Mark Thompson, founder of Sir Richard Branson’s entrepreneurship centres, New York Times bestselling author and executive coach, shares his go-to question for unleashing possibilities and potential in others. You’ll want to add it to your leadership repertoire immediate. Tune into this short, sharp conversation.

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Coaching Not Sticking?

April 12, 2018

With the need for more frequent feedback, many organizations are reviewing their approach to performance management by equipping managers with the skills to be able to give higher-quality, more frequent feedback. The problem is, HR leaders have tried to implement coaching in their organization and have struggled to do it successfully in the past. Get a sneak peek at how to make coaching work in your organization.

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Ayse Birsel on Transformation through Design

April 9, 2018

Ayse Birsel is a New York-based designer and the creator of Design the Life You Love, a book and coursework that teaches designers and non-designers how to create a meaningful life. Tune in to explore how design is inherently optimistic and why having a process matters for triggering imagination and channeling creativity. Don’t miss this episode

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Performance Management & the C-Suite

April 5, 2018

The traditional approach to performance management (PM) has not reached its potential, and now your organization has committed to changing its current PM approach. Now the question is this; do you involve the C-suite or not?

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