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Three Unexpected Reasons Why People Don’t Ask Questions

A few months back, an article in HBR proclaimed the power of questions. It’s not a bad article, and it mentions lots of sensible things: more questions are better than fewer; some questions are better than others; open questions are

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Ron Carucci’s One Best Question

Ron Carucci is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent. In this interview, he poses an intriguing question aimed at gauging self-awareness and getting a leader in touch with their desire for impact.

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Ron Carucci on Constructing Transformational Journeys

Ron Carucci is co-founder and managing partner of Navalent, where he works with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders and industries. In this episode, Ron explores the importance of picking client partner…

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Simon Batters of Wise Group on the Power of Conversation

Simon Batters is the group manager for People and Culture at Wise Group. In this episode, he reflects on how and why the company shifted away from a traditional ratings system to a process that fosters conversation and connection between leaders and te…

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Michael Leckie on Sparking Change

Michael Leckie believes that our ability to learn and engage with our fellow human beings is the catalyst for transformation. In this interview, he reflects on giving people the tools and the space that can spark change.

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Ayse Birsel’s One Best Question

Feeling stuck? As a designer, Ayse Birsel relies on creativity. In this interview, Ayse shares her favourite question that seeks to understand what inspires other people and how this can be used to help them design their lives.

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Desiree Adaway on Challenging Oppression in Company Cultures

Desiree Adaway, Principal at The Adaway Group, is a seasoned nonprofit consultant and facilitator. Her work involves helping people, organizations and institutions change their company culture by addressing the norms, policies and behaviours that maint…

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Todd Gilchrist on Refining a ‘People Strategy’

Todd Gilchrist is VP of People, Legal & Privacy at Alberta Health Services. In this role, he’s observed a connection between employee engagement and patient outcomes. A clear “people strategy” can help employees reach their full potential and ulti…

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Mark C. Thompson’s One Best Question

Mark Thompson, founder of Sir Richard Branson’s entrepreneurship centres, New York Times bestselling author and executive coach, shares his go-to question for unleashing possibilities and potential in others. You’ll want to add it to your leadership re…

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Scott Morris of Singularity University on Bidirectional Performance Management

Scott Morris was the Executive Vice President of People at Singularity University. In this interview he reflects on how an environment of trust fosters bidirectional conversations and alignment between supervisors and employees, driving employee engage…

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Ayse Birsel on Transformation through Design

Ayse Birsel is a New York-based designer and the creator of Design the Life You Love, a book and coursework that teaches designers and non-designers how to create a meaningful life. Tune in to explore how design is inherently optimistic and why having …

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Lauren Letta of Charity: Water on the Impact of Transparency and Integrity

Lauren Letta is the Chief Operating Officer of Charity: Water, where she has been a driving force in building its entrepreneurial-minded team and employee-centric culture. Embedding the principles of collaboration, transparency and integrity into their…

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Lev Hojda of Freedom Mortgage on Changing the Conversation within Organizations

As Director of Organizational Development at Freedom Mortgage Corporation, Lev Hojda identifies and evangelizes best practices throughout the organization. Here he reflects on how there might be new ways of defining and doing performance management.

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Selena Soo on Nurturing Networks

As a Marketing & Publicity Strategist, Selena Soo knows the value of relationships and helps others connect to influencers. In this interview, Selena reflects on how the fastest way to reach your goals is through nurturing networks. This episode e…

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Mark C. Thompson on Scaling Yourself & Your Organization

Meet Mark C. Thompson, the founder of Sir Richard Branson’s entrepreneurship centres, New York Times bestselling author and executive coach. In this interview, he shares how “business as usual” is essentially dead and buried, and, as leaders we need to…

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Putting It All Together

For any senior leader looking to change their organization’s approach to performance management and coaching conversations, this section contains six key insights, trends and practices that are worth noting.

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Mark Edgar of RSA Group on the Future of Work

Mark Edgar, SVP Human Resources at RSA Group, expands upon the future of work and how performance management is evolving. He discusses the importance of shifting behaviours, getting senior-level buy-in and the need for keeping things simple.

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Cameron Hedrick on the Importance of Courageous Conversations

Cameron Hedrick, the Chief Learning Officer of Citi, shares what’s happening in performance management at Citi, as well as draws on his experience in other organizations. Listen in as he addresses the importance of courageous conversations.

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Garry Ridge on Helping People Get an A

Garry Ridge is the CEO of the WD-40 Company shares how his organization shifted its focus from ratings to development and encouraged its people to be more coach-like.

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How to Make Coaching Work

In Section 4 of The Truth & Lies of Performance Management, you’ll find proven tactics for helping coaching take root in organizations — and stick.

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Two Levers of Change

In this latest section of The Truth & Lies of Performance Management, you’ll discover how to manipulate two PM levers in particular: the C-suite and technology.

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The Three Questions to Start Your Revolution

This latest section of The Truth & Lies of Performance Management is now available for download. Section 2 of the report, The Three Questions to Start Your Revolution, frames the questions you’ll need to tackle if you want to start your own revolu…

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Sally Bonneywell on Coaching as a Strategic Business Lever

Think coaching is a “feel good” HR initiative? Think again. In this episode of The Coaching Habit, Sally Bonneywell outlines how coaching can be a strategic tool that moves your organization closer toward its business objectives.

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Ruth Ann Harnisch on the Value of Coaching

Ruth Ann Harnisch is an activist, a philanthropist and a movie producer and has recently been described as the “the punk rock fairy godmother of feminism.” Tune into this lively conversation about the value of coaching, feminism, diversity and favouri…

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Jim Knight on Radical Learning

From how simplicity is the key to spreading ideas to an exciting new approach to partnership coaching, tune in as Jim Knight, President of the Instructional Coaching Group, discusses how to create an impact in learning.

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Laine Joelson Cohen’s One Best Question

Behind every great coach, there’s a collection of good questions. And, Laine Joelson Cohen doesn’t disappoint. Discover her best question. (You’re going to want to start using it right away!)

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Eric Klein on Bringing Mindfulness to the Workplace

I’m very excited to be speaking to Eric Klein. He has been part of my mastermind group for the past 10 years or more, and a real pioneer in mindful leadership and coaching. He was talking about bringing mindfulness into the workplace before “mindfulnes…

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Dr. Marcia Reynolds’ One Best Question

Tune in to discover Marcia Reynolds’ favourite coaching question. (It’s a great one!) Marcia is a prolific author, sits on the Global Board of the ICF and was its fifth global President.

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Neil Pasricha on Embracing Diverse Interests

After 10 years of heading Leadership Development at Walmart, where he was responsible for CEO onboarding, executive development and intelligent management across all levels of the organization, Neil Pasricha now serves as director of the Institute for Global Happiness.

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Lighten Up! (Great Work Provocation)

Stop taking it all so seriously!

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What’s the Metric? (Great Work Provocation)

Make sure your goal is defined, so you’ll recognize success when you see it.

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The Last Ever Great Work Podcast!

If you’ve been a long-time listener to this podcast, you know that I’ve interviewed an eclectic bunch of people over the years. Sure, there’s been thought leaders and authors, but I’ve also talked to advocates for disability rights and a

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It’s Not Your Problem (Great Work Provocation)

Sometimes the best thing to do is to walk away. Turn around. This is not your problem.

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Jump! (Great Work Provocation)

If not now, when? Today is the day.

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Show Some Appreciation (Great Work Provocation)

Say thanks. Acknowledge the work of others. Celebrate milestones. It’s all good.

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Lighten Up (Great Work Provocation)

Smile, and be a force for compassion and honesty today. How have things shifted?

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Which Way? (Great Work Provocation)

Which way are you moving?

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What’s Your Bold Move? (Great Work Provocation)

Now’s the time. Be bold. Be brave.

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Amy Gallo’s Five Essential Books for Having Difficult Conversations

Amy is the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing With Conflict, a practical, useful book and a contributing editor at Harvard Business Review. She also runs workshops on conflict and managing conflict more successfully, so this is a woman who

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It’s In You (Great Work Provocation)

Rely on your instincts, your experience and your wisdom. You’ve got this today.

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It’s Up to You! (Great Work Provocation)

Do as you wish. Without regret.

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Don’t Shy Away (Great Work Provocation)

Don’t shy away. Speak up, loud and clear. Make your presence known.

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Marshall Goldsmith’s Five Essential Books on Leadership

Marshall Goldsmith is consistently named to Forbes’ The World’s Most Influential Business Thinkers list and has been recognized as the top-rated executive coach at the Thinkers50 ceremony in London since 2011. Marshall is also an award-winning author, and his recent

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Alexander Osterwalder Takes on the Blah Blah Blah of Corporate Life

I’ve been there and I’m sure you have too — that meeting where people just drone on, saying the same thing in a multitude of different ways. It’s soul-sucking. I love that Alexander Osterwalder is rallying against the “blah blah blah” Read More

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Doug Winnie’s Five Essential Books for Business Growth

Doug Winnie embarked on his first entrepreneurial experience at the age of 14 by selling holiday greeting cards door to door. This early drive for success led him to become a successful business owner, and now a business coach. Today Read More

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