Engaging Gen Y- starting from the top

How does a CEO connect with the Gen Y employees in their organization to maximize business results? To answer this question we did a quick and dirty virtual focus group of high performing Gen Y employees across small, medium and large organizations and here are some of the top points that were made:...

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Coach’s corner: Thoughts on goal setting with Jen Segger

The Holidays is always a great time for reflection and an all important PAUSE from our "hamster-in-a-wheel" go go go pace. It's a time to pause and reflect on where you have come from and envision where you want to go. There is no ONE way to do this, so I thought it would be cool to do a small series around goal setting from the perspectives of a few different types of coaches. Sometimes...

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Who you ARE is so much bigger than what you DO

I like this picture. This is a fish. He swims, and eats and does whatever fish like to do. Yet who he is... a fish swimming in the opposite direction, a leader of other fishes.... is what truly sets him apart. People want to put you in a box. Tie it up with a bow and label it. It's the first thing we ask people when we meet them... what do you "DO?" we are told to practice our "elevator...

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The Patchwork quilt- or “How to build Culture, piece by piece”

When I was 16 years old, my older sister left home for university and a free room opened up in our house. As the days until her move closed in I started dreaming up plans for what I was going to do with this new space: bean bag chairs and video games topped the list of possibilities. After my sisters teary departure (don't let the door hit you on the way out) a truly shocking thing happened:...

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