Diving into Being a New Manager

Diving into Being a New Manager

Congratulations, you’ve been promoted! Your talent has been noticed, your stellar communication skills have made a difference and you’re now in charge of rallying a group of people. Whilst getting results is about doing stuff, a lot about being a manager is asking the right questions to help shift people’s thinking to help them make decisions to […]

How to Make your Team More Productive

How to Make your Team More Productive

He knows this guy can be an opera star. And he knows people would adore him. There’s just one slight problem; he can only really sing in the shower. In Woody Allen’s To Rome with Love the answer to this problem is both hilarious and brilliant. At first people think the solution is plain nuts, […]

The importance of teams having game plans

The importance of teams having game plans

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in case studies, news, teams | 2 Comments

“There are two seasons in Ottawa” says the lady as we wait outside the changing rooms. “Winter and construction.” And this year it’s worse. About three weeks ago a 3 lane sink hole appeared in Ottawa’s Rideau Street, swallowing a minivan (no-one was hurt). Construction and reconstruction is still everywhere in this main shopping street […]

Why you should hire an Icelander for your team

Why you should hire an Icelander for your team

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in teams, writing | No Comments

In the little population of Iceland (320,000) football is big. Thanks to their opening performance in Euro 2016, Iceland has come to the attention of the sporting world. Here are three reasons why you’d want an Icelander on your team, whether it’s football, flower arranging or fundraising. Stoical Once upon a time, in 874 A.D. […]

Be more creative in 15 minutes

Be more creative in 15 minutes

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in creativity, teams | No Comments

Creativity is the new black. It boosts employee morale, is self-generating (creative leaders breed creative employees) and being creative is good for your mental and physical health. You can get more creative in the workplace in just 15 minutes by playing the shifting game. It’s a wonderful way to boost a team’s creativity and is taken from […]