How To Manage "Negative Neil" And "Debbie Downer"

Monique Caissie | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Living
Monique Caissie

Oh no. You can hear them coming down the hall and are wishing you could hide under your desk. Being on a team project with them can feel like there's no escaping them. You know who I'm talking about: the nay-sayers and folks who seem to go around thinking there's a contest to be won for complaining or seeing the worst out of every situation.

3 Reasons To Stop Being So Damn Collaborative

Monique Caissie | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

When we think of the best teams, many people aim for collaboration as the most desirable trait in the members and the leaders. While a collaborative approach targets the best win/win scenario that everyone can hope for, there are times where leaders need to step away and adopt a more directive stance.

3 Easy Steps To Build Diverse (Read: Normalized) Teams

Alyssa Altman | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Business
Alyssa Altman

Creating diverse teams, at all levels of the organization, is necessary to do our best work. It allows us to be nimble, creates an environment for cutting-edge thinking and reflects the customers, clients and communities we serve. We've been talking about this for far too long, it's time to take ownership and it can start with these three easy steps.

You Play Like A Girl? Good For You

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Teamwork is of course one of the biggest benefits in sports for kids, but a recent study shows that while this is cited as one of the key benefits of girls staying in sports (as well as increased confidence and leadership skills), half of girls quit playing sports by the end of puberty.

Businesses Need To Focus On People, Not Culture

Ryan Spong | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Business
Ryan Spong

Like society, a company's success depends on a culture that is created and cared for by its people. We know this and yet sometimes this fact gets lost. At the companies I'm involved in, we feed people, but we're actually about building culture. There is no better way to bring people together than breaking bread. Culture is not a something, or a someplace, it's not even a someone -- it's the shared space between.

8 Leadership Tips To Master Team Management

Saeed Selvam | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

The art of leadership resides in a leader's ability to communicate a clear vision to his/her staff. The well being of their employees in the modern economy is paramount to organizational success and there can be chaotic repercussions if this is ignored. So how can you be in control of the narrative when it comes to your team, if you're the last to know that your employees have issues, or worse, that those issues are with you? Let's find out.

Stop Avoiding The Post-Mortem: It's All Down To 3 Simple Questions

Judy Mann | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Business
Judy Mann

You've already taken the time to plan and execute the activity and it's over, so why bother? Whether it's a major project or event, a product launch or an announcement, a digital media campaign or an issues management plan, a post-mortem is important to demonstrate success as well as learning.

Support Our Young Female Athletes On And Off The Ice

Caroline Ouellette | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Living
Caroline Ouellette

Women's hockey is evolving and the divide between female and male athletes is blurring. Canadians are viewing female athletes as just that, athletes. We're not satisfied with the notion of "they play well for a girls team." Female competitors play well, period.

Are You Building A Team Of Oompa-Loompas, Minions Or Gladiators?

Judy Mann | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Business
Judy Mann

Do you truly understand your leadership capability and culpability to know how your hiring trends and how your leadership style impacts your team? To illustrate what I'm talking about, we simply need to look at Willy Wonka, Gru and Olivia Pope and their teams to see how teams are built with leadership trends and leadership styles.

Business Skills Can Help You Excel, Even At 10,000 Feet

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Business
Thomas Gelmi

I am writing this article on a return flight from Los Angeles, where I am currently participating in an exciting documentary movie project about coach...

3 Things Successful Leaders Do To Bring Out The Best In People

Marco Pasqua | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Business
Marco Pasqua

Many of today's biggest leaders and influential people credit mentors and their teachings as the main source behind their success. The following are three of the techniques that work for me and have my own unique spin on how to incorporate them into your daily life.

How Leaders Can Improve Teamwork And Build Trust

Monique Caissie | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

The most influential element for good teamwork is trust. When trust goes up, fear goes down; and vice versa. When people work and play nice together, it means that there is high trust in the group.

What I Learned This Week (Seven Years Ago): Why Cycling is Like Business

Andy Nulman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

I'm off on vacation for a couple of weeks, but as I like to do at these times, I comb my archives to find a couple of reruns from many moons ago that ...

How to Get Yourself a Red Carpet Career

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

The Oscars is where we celebrate the best of the best in film -- the spine-tingling performances, the cream of the crop. You want the best of the best for your career too, and so why not look to the Oscars for a little inspiration. Here are six tips to help you create a career that's an Oscar worthy show-stopping success.

Do Dirty Tactics Equal Leadership in the NFL?

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

The unwritten rule in the NFL is that when players take a knee with the game conceivably out of reach, the other team backs down and lets them. But when the New York Giants Quarterback, Eli Manning, went to kneel down and run out the clock he instead got tripped up by a Buccaneers defensive lineman because the Buccaneers' coach insists that his teams play until the final whistle. Was this a true display of leadership?