Ordinary sucks

You know it, they know it, ordinary sucks. And you shouldn’t have to put up with it where you work. We help companies and nonprofits leverage their organizational culture to turn ordinary employees into high performers. We believe that everyone is happier, healthier and more engaged when they knock it out of the park every single day. So we give you and your team the tools you need to shift your culture yourselves. Then you get something more powerful than buy-in from your employees. You get ownership.

“Ken’s energetic and honest approach has gained him the respect of an entire organization. The early iterations of SHIFT made a series of challenging conversations easy due to his sincerity, curiosity and willingness to learn about our organization.

“Our project is the better for his leadership.”

—Beth Gignac, City of Calgary

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Remote Productivity and Efficiency

Tuesday, October 13 at 11:00 am MDT
1:00PM to 3:30PM MST

The Distributed Success team of Jon White, Annie MacLeod, Pamela Louie, and Ken Cameron are very excited to be speaking at the Distributed 2020 virtual conference. Our topic of discussion is Remote Productivity and Efficiency, and we have developed several interactive exercises using the online collaborative whiteboarding platform Miro. Our exercises are intended to exhibit some key learnings related to how we can encourage a high-performing culture and implement continuous improvement.
You can register for the Distributed 2020 conference (it’s free!) to attend our session or any of the other amazing sessions that are planned. https://go.miro.com/distributed-2020-virtual-conference

Zoom Zoom! – from “Adaptive Technology” to “Creative Solution”

FacX online (formerly Facilitation Exchange)
Wednesday, October 21st 6:00 MST 
 

In the wake of the pandemic, our flip chart stands and facilitator tool kits are in the cupboard collecting dust. As facilitators, we don’t go out much any more.  Instead, many of us struggle to do our craft over an online platform like Zoom. In this session, we will think about the way we think about using on-line platforms. We will see what we can harness from each other that helps us move from “adaptive” mode to “creative” mode.  

Ken Cameron of Corporate Culture Shift is one facilitator practitioner among us actively exploring creative solutions. He will lead our session of idea sharing and discovery using some of the tools in his new, on-line tool kit.  He’ll be accompanied by Philip Cox of PlanNET who is still trying to adapt, but asking questions.   

I Need To F***ing Talk To You

The Art Of Navigating Difficult Workplace Conversations.

Date TBC

Let’s get one thing straight off the top  “I need to f@#%ing talk to you”, is a bad way to start any conversation, let alone one with a co-worker.

So why is this commonly happening in the workplace? Usually, it’s because some issue has been festering for weeks or months. Too many managers approach a conversation in which they must challenge difficult behaviour with a lot of trepidation. The result is we aren’t direct, we beat around the bush, or we ignore and let unproductive behaviour go unchallenged until we can’t take it anymore and we just f@#%ing lose it.

“Sometimes conversations suck, but you need to have them, and this book lays out how. Russell and Ken have put together and road-tested simple, up-front, and thoughtful approaches to awkward and difficult workplace conversations.”
Andrew Phung, CBC’s Kim’s Convenience

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