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Finding common ground or agreeing? The question of common ground surfaces when a group of individuals is discussing something where many perspectives, opinions, or views surface. In such moments, should we seek agreement, or should we seek alignment? Is there a… Continue Reading…

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Is checking out a common phenomenon? A startling statistic to ground this topic: one-third of employees will check out within 5-years of joining a company (see figure 1)! The cost of this issue is estimated by Gallup to be between 30-35% of… Continue Reading…

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Employees quit, why do some leaders take it personally? You’ve undoubtedly heard about the “Dear John” letter – it is the American quintessential break-up letter. A decision to resign is effectively a break-up! If I had a dollar for every… Continue Reading…

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The signs of a bad boss There are many signs that we work in a team with a bad boss. A few are a leader that micromanages, fails to give credit, takes credit for the work of others, overloads the… Continue Reading…

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The origins of playing hooky The origin of the saying “playing hooky” is as colourful as the activity itself! Hooky at its core is defined as truancy and is thought to originate from the Frisian hoeckje, meaning corner, and the Dutch hoeckje spleen which translates… Continue Reading…

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