Management Effectiveness

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7 ways to get out of the office earlier on sunny days

By |June 19th, 2017|

Spring in Canada often leaves us shaking our head. One day, it’s 30 °C+ (86 °F) and we are swimming and eating popsicles. The very […]

What is an ideal group size?

By |June 19th, 2017|

People often ask me what the ideal size is for a group. Obviously, this depends on whether you are pulling together a team, holding a […]

Digital tools to help you go paperless

By |June 14th, 2017|

My father is going through a move right now. As a long-time university professor and all-around information addict, he has accumulated his fair share of […]

How to go paperless

By |May 24th, 2017|

Judge me if you want, but organizing is one of my favourite hobbies. I am always happiest when things — office files, kitchen cupboards or […]

If you think you’re not a project manager, think again

By |March 10th, 2017|

Many years ago, I did not consider myself to be a project manager. Throughout my career, I have thought of myself as an entrepreneur; a […]

How to Attend Less Meetings (Without sabotaging your career)

By |March 10th, 2017|

Some of us spend far too much time in meetings. I’m not talking about the absolutely critical meetings. I’m talking about the fringe meetings that […]

Are You Hiding From Challenging Conversations?

By |February 8th, 2017|

We can all probably think of a few times when we needed to deliver a difficult message and may have used email instead of a […]

Want More Time? Adopt These 6 Time Abundance Practices!

By |October 14th, 2016|

As I pulled into the client parking lot (a little pressed for time) I was mentally reviewing the packed day ahead of me.  First a […]

Would This One Simple Thing Unite Your Team?

By |September 21st, 2016|

If you could introduce a relatively small thing to better unite your team, would you do it? What if it also focused everyone on a […]

Just Throw Time At The Problem

By |June 13th, 2016|

“Just throw money at the problem and send a nice gift.” That was the counsel I received from a former supervisor. He was trying to […]