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The Coaching Habit Included in Top Must-Read Leadership Books of 2020

Michael Bungay Stanier’s book, The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever, was recently named one of the Top Must-Read Leadership Books of 2020. The list recognizes books on leadership that are “must-reads….

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You Can’t Be a Leader Without Empathy: 5 Strategies as the Pandemic Continues

Things are weird. We’re in a global communal amygdala high-jacking. The amygdala — the part of the brain involved in experiencing emotions, which triggers our fight, flight or freeze response — is in full swing! Conversely, our poor prefrontal cortex
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Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on…Humankind

A few favorite excerpts (so many to choose from) of my review of Rutger Bregman’s Humankind: A Hopeful History. …to stand up for human goodness is to take a stand against the powers that be. For the powerful, a hopeful view of human nature is downright threatening. Subversive. Seditious. It implies that we’re not selfish […]

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Who’s Hungry 2020: Building a Future Without Poverty Beyond COVID-19

Daily Bread Food Bank and North York Harvest Food Bank have released the annual Who’s Hungry report, which focuses this year on building a future without poverty beyond COVID-19.   The report reveals that prior to COVID-19, food bank use had already increased by 5% compared to the previous year, with close to one million visits in the city of […]

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Is Your Organizational Culture Psychologically Safe Enough to be Curious?

I remember thinking, “I know something that she doesn’t know. I want to ask a question to make sure we aren’t about to make a costly mistake.” But I didn’t. I could have shared important data, but I didn’t want
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Review of Humanity: A Hopeful History

How many of these assumptions describe the reality of humankind: Corruption and cruelty lie just beneath the surface and can easily be pulled out of people. Civility is a thin veneer covering people’s selfish, sometimes evil tendencies. Laws and punishments are needed to curb dishonesty and violence. We’re all born into a world of sin […]

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Daily Bread Food Bank Listed in Charity Intelligence’s Top 100 Rated Charities

We are excited and honoured to be included in the Charity Intelligence Top 100 Rated Charities of 2020. This 2020 Giving Season is going to be tough. With COVID-19, and the economic shutdown to flatten the curve, Canadians report they are giving 37% less to charities. This decline in giving puts frontline charities under enormous […]

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Are You Leading by Accountability?

During a leadership development workshop, we were discussing the keys to building accountability and ownership. One participant told us that he and his wife had their four-year-old grandson, Jordan, for a sleepover at their house. In the morning, he came running down the stairs and reported, “Grandma, Grandpa, somebody peed in my bed!” Now, who […]

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What is Changemaker Curiosity?

Curiosity’s bad reputation They don’t think about it as a powerful way to build individual or organizational capacities. And even as their leaders might pay lip service to the idea of having a “learning culture” or encouraging “innovation,” most busine…

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Are You Throwing Gasoline on the Performance Appraisal Dumpster Fire?

Do you eagerly look forward to giving or receiving performance appraisals? Does the experience feel like being poked in the eye with a sharp stick? Are you doing the poking? Most people hate performance appraisals. Not only are they ineffective, they often scorch and burn. Research by Marie-Hélène Budworth, assistant professor of Human Resource Management […]

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From Our CEO: We’re All In on Curiosity

Advice and assumptions are killing your company. This might not be immediately obvious to you (and apologies for stating it in such stark terms), but let that sink in for a moment. Because even if it’s exaggerated, we at Box
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Scream Team or Dream Team? A 10 Point Team Check Up

An organization’s culture ripples out from the team leading it. The behaviors of the leadership team are THE single biggest influence on what’s expected/rewarded and discouraged or unacceptable for everyone else. Despite what’s proclaimed in vision, mission, or core values, these set the organization’s true cultural norms. Team meetings reflect the team’s effectiveness. Too many […]

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Daily Bread Food Bank’s Inaugural Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Food Drive

On Saturday, October 10, Daily Bread Food Bank hosted our inaugural Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Food Drive!  Together, our community collected close to 25,000 lbs of non-perishable food for our neighbours who are experiencing food insecurity. We want to give a big thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday. Your generosity and commitment to social […]

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How to Ensure Your Meetings Aren’t Virtually Useless

You likely thought too many meetings were time-wasters before this pandemic. Now your “meeting fun” has likely moved online to a higher time-sucking level! Steven Rogelberg, professor and author of the book, The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance, reports that 8 out of the average 23 hours a […]

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Vital Keys to Leading a Fast, Flexible, and Agile Organization

Fast and flexible is vital — even lifesaving — today. Recently, we had discussions with a senior leader about his goal to build a more agile organization. This leader had been talking urgently about agility for the past six months. When we started our coaching and consulting work with his leadership team, it soon became […]

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In the Media: Daily Bread’s 2020 Thanksgiving Campaign Launch

On Thursday, September 17, Daily Bread Food Bank launched our 2020 Thanksgiving Food Drive. Neil Hetherington, CEO, Daily Bread Food Bank, was in attendance to announce this year’s goal and discuss the importance of the campaign, as the city has seen a 200% increase in new clients accessing food banks due to COVID-19.   Watch Neil’s interview on CP24 below. Neil was also joined by Ana Bailão, Deputy […]

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Daily Bread Food Bank Thanksgiving Food Drive

Thanksgiving is on its way. Here at Daily Bread Food Bank we are looking forward to this moment of peace and reflection after a long, difficult year. In spite of the challenges we’ve faced, we have much to be thankful for. We are especially grateful for the steadfast support of our generous donors. In spite […]

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2020 Truck Pull Challenge Champions

On Tuesday, September 15th, Daily Bread Food Bank competed in in the ultimate test of strength, pulling a 20,000 lb. truck for 100 ft. in the fastest time! The second annual Truck Pull Challenge hosted by Second Harvest at Downsview Park, was a friendly competition between local food organizations fighting to end hunger in our […]

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An Agile Culture Ripples Out From the Leadership Team

Many leadership teams seem to think that talking about agility will magically transform their organizations. If only change were that simple. Talking isn’t doing. A department, division, or organization’s culture ripples out from its leadership team. Organizational behavior reflects leadership team behavior. A team that wants to change “them” needs to start with a deep […]

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Seneca launches second phase of recruitment campaign focusing on preparing now for a post-pandemic world

Seneca, one of Canada’s largest postsecondary institutions, has launched the next phase of its Challenge Accepted recruitment campaign, focusing on the success of its graduates across many sectors.

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Escaping the Change Management Trap: From Rigidity to Agility

There’s lots of talk about building agile organizations. For good reason. The world’s moving way too fast for traditional approaches. They’re too rigid. Organizations that will survive — even thrive — in these disruptive times are fast and flexible. Agile approaches began a few decades ago with software development. According to the Agile Alliance, “One […]

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Is Your Team Out of Focus?

I’ve been interviewing senior leaders and reviewing documents to tailor a keynote presentation for the company’s executive strategy session this month. They’re a textbook example of effectively using the COVID crisis to renew and refocus their leadership and culture development. Their “strategic framework” succinctly cascades from vision, mission, and values to strategic goals, key initiatives, […]

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Taking Care of Busyness to Improve Your Business

In 1891, the Anglo-Irish playwright and author, Oscar Wilde, wrote, “We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.” Over 100 years later, the tradition of industrious stupidity continues. During these times of crisis and frantic change, we can get […]

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Agency Spotlight: Canadian South Asian Growth and Support Services

Canadian South Asian Growth and Support Services (CSAGSS) is multi-service organization which aims to lift their community out of hunger and poverty. They believe in serving their community with Respect, Equity, Care, and dignity, and work in three main areas to improve food security, health and wellness, and Community Engagement.  Located within one of Daily Bread Food Bank’s 20 priority areas, CSAGSS serves the communities of Morning Side and Mornelle Court. Morning Side […]

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Hunger Action Month 2020

Hunger Action Month is a nation-wide campaign that takes place during the month of September. Its purpose is to raise awareness of hunger in our communities, and to take action in four key ways: Educate. Advocate. Volunteer. Donate. Here’s how you can get involved: Educate Learn more about hunger and poverty in Toronto, and Ontario, […]

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Do You Work for a Bully Boss? Are You One?

One of my favorite historical fiction authors is Colleen McCullough. She masterfully weaves extensive research with real and imagined characters to bring an historical period alive. Her five book, Masters of Rome, series is outstanding. In Book 3, Fortune’s Favorites, she describes a scene in the Roman senate when the dictator Sulla asked for any […]

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Zoom Out to See Where You’re Going

A really helpful feature of Google Maps is the ability to zoom in and out. Often pulling back to see the bigger picture gives a better sense of where we are now and where we’re going. In these crazy times, it’s so easy to get stuck at street view. We rush from one task to […]

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Impact Conversations Podcast with Neil Hetherington, CEO, Daily Bread Food Bank

Neil Hetherington, CEO of Daily Bread Food Bank joined the Social Impact Advisors Impact Conversations podcast to discuss our latest research report Hunger Lives Here: Risks and Challenges Faced by Food Bank Clients During COVID-19. During his conversation with Lynn Fergusson, co-founder and Partner at Social Impact Advisors, he also shares how we have continued to meet […]

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Are You Going Deep in Leading Change?

In his book, Going Deep, psychologist, Ian Percy outlines a useful change framework. The PIES model helps to chart the depth of commitment to personal, team, or organizational change. The deeper the commitment, the more lasting the change. The first and most superficial level is Political. Appearances are everything. We make a “politically correct” change […]

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White Paper: “7 Bold Strokes to Save Our World”

If I were in charge of the world, for a day, here are the first seven things I would do to mitigate our current global self-inflicted crises, and build back better.

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Smothering Silence: What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

Is this happening in your team? People are texting each other what they really think during a video or conference call The real conversation happens after the meeting or call Your team doesn’t debate all sides of important issues and avoids touchy topics People agree to a plan of action but then do something else […]

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Every Little Thing: Step Small for the Long Haul

This month is the fortieth anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope run through our community — Waterloo Region. Having lost a leg to cancer, Terry Fox embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money for cancer research. Terry’s shuffle-and-hop running style took him about 42 kilometers or 26 miles per day! I think jogging […]

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4 Ways Learning and Development Ignites or Impedes Culture Shift

Recently I delivered a virtual keynote presentation to a national forum of senior executives on leading change and culture development. During these crazy times, strong leadership is more critical than ever. A central focus of the forum was the pivotal role of learning and development in change efforts. I presented four points that generated a […]

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Balancing Management and Leadership: What’s Your Power Source?

Should leaders push or pull? Light a fire under people or stoke the fire within? Use position or persuasion power? Control with rules and policies or foster commitment with values and trust? Finding the right balance of management and leadership is a continuous challenge. Less effective managers use position power and get people doing things […]

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Changing Our World: 5 Steps for Coming Out of Our Crisis

In Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet says, “there is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so.” This has become a widely quoted bit of wisdom. It’s both an ancient truth as a cornerstone of mindfulness and on the leading edge of cognitive psychology. Research on the nature of reality, consciousness, and quantum physics is putting […]

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Powerful Leaders Go Beyond Empowerment to Empartnerment

To fix organizational problems or make major changes, managers often hire consultants to analyze what’s happening and provide improvement recommendations. The consulting firm usually interviews people, runs focus groups, and gathers input from a variety of sources. Lots of good ideas are gathered and the best ones presented to leaders along with a recommended action […]

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Humor at Work: Take my Boss…Please!

If you’re a father, I hope you enjoyed Father’s Day and were treated like a king. Over the years I’ve tried to get our three kids to give me the gift of laughing at all my Dad Jokes for just that one day. Still no luck. I think they’re afraid of pulling a groan muscle. […]

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6 Key Takeaways from LinkedIn’s 2020 Workplace Learning Report

LinkedIn Learning’s 4th Annual 2020 Workplace Learning Report reinforces key trends in boosting leadership and organization effectiveness. This report compiles survey responses from 1,675 Learning and Development professionals, 2,000 learners, and 2,932 managers in North America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. The survey data looks like it was compiled before the pandemic turned our world upside down, […]

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Anti-Black Racism and Food Insecurity in Canada

The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee in the United States, and Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Toronto have brought the deep rooted, systemic, and pervasive nature of anti-Black racism to the forefront of public discussion.  Anti-Black racism is closely tied to food insecurity in Canada. The 2019 Who’s Hungry survey of food bank […]

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Is What’s Missing Throwing You Off Your Game?

One of my favorite podcasts is Terry O’Reilly’s “Under the Influence,” focused on the advertising and marketing business. Terry’s a master story-teller. He continually finds unusual and interesting stories to start each podcast. His recent podcast, “Setting the Table: Best Opening Stories,” looked back at his stories from over 300 episodes that generated the most […]

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Are They Resisting Change or Being Changed?

Justin heard that large doses of cod-liver oil were good for his Rottweiler. Each morning he’d put the dog in a headlock, force his jaw open, and pour the oil down his throat. It was always a big fight. One day the dog broke loose, and the oil spilled on the floor. Justin went to […]

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Lip Service or Leadership: Are We Really in This Together?

Over the years, many managers turned, “people are our most important resource” into an empty cliché. Their behavior treated people as “assets with skin” or “human capital.” As one executive put it, “I’d really enjoy my job if I didn’t have to deal with people.” “We’re in this together” is the latest phrase ringing hollow […]

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Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on…Partnering not Patronizing

Sam Walton built Bentonville, Arkansas based Wal-Mart into the world’s largest retailer through treating staff as respected partners. One of his legacies was to “treat them as partners and they will treat you as a partner and together you will all perform beyond your wildest expectations.” A scout leader was trying to lift a fallen […]

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Tara Reade Body Language Truth & Lies

Is Tara Reade Lying? The world’s top body language experts weigh in on Tara Reade’s body language during the Megyn Kelly interview about the alleged Joe Biden sexual assault. Body…

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Layoffs Rarely Pay Off: Here are 15 Alternatives

Your values are showing. Tough times are when the tide goes out to sea and exposes the jewels or junk that’s been under the surface. Words like, “our people are our most important resource” now prove to be empty rhetoric or compassionate reality. Leaders who care about people and building long-term trust, treat layoffs as […]

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Three Strategies for Standing Out in the Age of COVID-19

How are you managing your personal brand playbook? As we navigate the new normal for ourselves, your attitude, your behavior and your self-talk will have a direct and lasting effect on your career. To meet the challenges of navigating the new normal, y…

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How the Pandemic Could Positively Reboot and Re-energize Our Organizations

We’re in the midst of one of the biggest disruptions of our lives. I’ve been a lifelong collector of failed (often hilarious) predictions and prophesies showing how uncertain life can be. As the old Yiddish adage reminds us, “Man plans, God laughs.” It’s also been said that anyone peering into a crystal ball soon learns […]

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Trust Matters: It’s Critical in These Disruptive Times

Is your organization suffering from truth decay? Honesty, integrity, and trust are critical in chaotic times. We need everyone actively engaged in looking for innovative new ways to deal with unprecedented disruptions. In their study, Innovation by All, Great Place to Work concluded organizations with high-trust cultures involve and engage many more employees than most […]

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Tips and Techniques for Leading in Turbulent Times

Shift happens. These days lots of shift is hitting our plans. We don’t choose what changes may hit us, but we choose how to respond. When I catch myself whining or taking a trip to Pity City, I often think of W Mitchell. In his highly inspiring book, It’s Not What Happens to You, It’s […]

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Bounce Back: 9 Ways to Strengthen Resilience

In Japan, the Daruma Doll is a good luck charm with a rounded bottom. When knocked down, it bounces back upright. This ability to bounce back is a symbol of perseverance and good luck. We’re getting knocked down pretty hard. Bouncing back is vital to getting through these tough times. Here are a few ways […]

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The Roz Usheroff Podcast: Listen Now!

  When you’re presenting to an online meeting, is it better to sit or stand? Which one delivers greater presence and authority? They both do, when done correctly! Check out this episode of my NEW podcast! Episode One:   Everyone thinks they a…

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We Can’t Let the Pessimism Plague Infect Us As Well

Wouldn’t it be nice if we all woke up this morning and the Coronavirus pandemic was a big April Fool’s joke? Unfortunately, it’s not and won’t go away soon. But it will go away. In 1848 William Blackwood wrote in Blackwood Edinburgh Magazine, “When an Eastern sage was desired by his sultan to inscribe on […]

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How to Project An Impressive Virtual Executive “Screen” Presence

There are no dress rehearsals once a virtual meeting begins. Most people form impressions of you within seven seconds. You are being judged by more than just your words.  Body language plays a significant role in how others perceive you, often speaking…

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Coronavirus Crisis: Reasons for Hope During These Dark Times

As Heather and I work from, and stay home, to be part of the solution, I found myself gorging on way too much negative news. As my sleep and mood deteriorated, I went looking for an antidote to the pessimism plague. I began a search for reasons to be optimistic. One of the first articles […]

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How Ontario can Support Low-Income Households During and After COVID-19

Food banks across Canada are preparing for a surge in need as the economy slows due to COVID-19. While food banks are able to support households in meeting their immediate food needs, food banks are not a solution to poverty. As the province responds to the COVID-19 crisis, they are simultaneously working towards develop a […]

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New Protections for the Working Poor During COVID-19

Crises inevitably reveal cracks in our public supports. Food bank clients cannot meet the most basic COVID-19 recommendations of public health officials. Social distancing and stocking up on food are both difficult—if not impossible—if you rely on food banks. Food banks have always been intended as a last-resort option for people facing food insecurity, yet […]

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Thoughts That Make Your Go Hmmm on… Ego

In his recent Globe & Mail column, “The Benefit of Silencing Our Own Egos,” Harvey Schachter writes, “Columbia University psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman observes on the Scientific American blog that media debates he watches these days want to make his head explode: ‘All our egos are just too damn loud.’ And those out-of-control egos we […]

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4 Winning Communication Tips to Thrive in Your Virtual Workplace

If you’re like most people today, you are facing a whole new set of challenges around how to manage your workload, share ideas and build relationships while working remotely.  It’s not just about the work. You will also have to learn how to maximize so…

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Constructive or Destructive: Is Feedback Stoking or Stifling Performance?

At our youngest daughter’s sixth birthday party, a five year- old boy hit Vanessa on the head. Asked to apologize, he politely refused: “Mr. Clemmer, I don’t apologize unless I see teeth marks or blood.” Many managers don’t realize the problems they’re creating unless they see teeth marks or blood. The most insensitive managers are […]

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Food Bank Clients

Last week, federal Health Minister Patty Hadju suggested people prepare for a Coronavirus outbreak by setting aside a week’s worth of food and medicine. But with food bank use on the rise and the average client having just $7.83 per day left after housing and other necessities, for many, this is simply not an option. […]

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The Struggles and Successes of a Grassroots Organization

In 2010 Janel Simpson was going through a hard time in her life. She had lost her restaurant business in a declining job market and when it took her over a year to find a job, she realized that the degree she worked so hard to earn, was just a piece of paper. The situation […]

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Changing Lives, One Woman at a Time

This International Women’s Day, we are honoured to highlight an incredible organization that plays a significant role in taking action for equality and supporting all women. Sistering, winner of Daily Bread’s 2019 Best in Class Award for Visionary Drop-in Program, is a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed. They have […]

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Provide Hope This Spring

This spring, you can provide hope through wholesome meals for those who need it most. As we spring forward in to the season of rejuvenation and growth, we here at Daily Bread are looking back at this past year, the memories we’ve made, and the memories that donors like you, have provided to thousands across […]

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Dunking Trainees in the Training Tank Often Makes Things Worse

Recently a training director asked for a customer service training workshop. As we discussed what she was looking for, it became clear she wanted “customer courtesy” or “smile 101” training. I asked about senior leaders’ active involvement in building a customer-centered culture. Nope. They wanted her to fix the frontline to make happier customers. Been […]

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The Link Between Race, Mental Health, and Food Insecurity

Today is the City of Toronto’s inaugural Black Mental Health Day, which aims to raise awareness about the impacts of anti-Black racism on mental health in our city. Experiencing anti-Black racism can lead to depression and anxiety. Certain parts of the Black community in the GTA face up to a 60% increase in mental health […]

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Culture Compass: A Six-Point Navigational Framework

When we’re mapping a trip to an unfamiliar destination, it’s extremely helpful to be able to zoom out to see the big picture. We can then zoom in for turn by turn details. A big reason up to 70% of change efforts fail is lack of zoomed out planning. Leadership training, succession planning, service/quality improvement, […]

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Let’s be Frank: The Heart Part

Frank is a manager for a technology company who I first wrote about his personal transformation in Growing the Distance: Timeless Principles for Personal, Career, and Family Success. The hugely successful career everyone envied him for on the outside was merely a facade for the equally overwhelming unhappiness he felt on the inside. He was […]

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This Valentine’s Day, Share the Love

At Daily Bread Food Bank, we are all about kindness and sharing love! This Valentine’s Day, we invite you to honour someone special in your life by making a donation in their name and helping someone in need of food. Your kindness and love will provide fresh, nutritious food to families who are experiencing food […]

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Student Hunger – No Food For Thought

Education is often referred to as the great equalizer: It can open the door to jobs, resources, and skills that a family needs to not just survive but thrive. Many studies indicate that post-secondary education is the surest path to upward social mobility for those impacted by poverty. Post-secondary graduates not only have more employment prospects […]

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Delegation Dilemma: Are You Trapped and Overrun by Monkeys?

The senior and middle managers frustrated the General Manager of a large organization. She felt managers weren’t using their time effectively. “Many of them are managing a level or two below their position. They’re trapped in micromanaging daily details. They need to be more strategic with their time and learn to delegate.” She wanted delegation […]

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