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2 03, 2021

08 – Viking Helmet #2

By |2021-03-02T02:13:13-07:00March 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have you ever been guilty of wearing a Viking Helmet in your workplace? You can’t help your employees overcome their resistance if you can’t have empathy for them. Recognizing your Viking behaviour is the best way to build empathy. Russell walks us through his own experience as a Viking.

16 02, 2021

07 – Viking Helmet #1

By |2021-02-16T01:17:28-07:00February 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you have colleagues wearing a Viking Helmet in your workplace? If they’re resistant to change and clinging to the old ways, then you do. In this episode Ken & Russell look to the last Viking King as an analogy for how resistance to change can sabotage an organization.

2 02, 2021

This Is Why The Feedback Sandwich Is A S**t Sandwich

By |2021-02-02T20:23:52-07:00February 2nd, 2021|Coaching|0 Comments

We’ve all done it. I know I have, and I can’t be alone in this. So, I’m willing to bet you’ve done it too. You’ve given at least one of your direct reports the feedback sandwich. You’ve started off with something positive to get your employee on board. Then you’ve [...]

12 01, 2021

The Queen’s Gambit Gives You Three Things To Look For in A Coach

By |2021-01-12T18:24:38-07:00January 12th, 2021|Coaching|0 Comments

The Queen’s Gambit is the latest binge-worthy offering on Netflix. This sparkling new series offers us a tortured genius who overcomes an addictive personality. In the end, she secures her rightful place at the top of a male-dominated profession. It’s also a message about what qualities to seek in a [...]

5 01, 2021

04 – The Four Hats

By |2021-02-10T11:15:06-07:00January 5th, 2021|Podcast|0 Comments

If we agree that it’s not effective to think of our employees as “fxxxing unmanageable, flawed individuals” for whom there is little hope, then we need a new language; one free of F-bombs and other gratuitous swear words. Let's talk about why we find it useful to think of your employee as wearing a hat that epitomizes the behaviour they’re exhibiting.

5 01, 2021

03 – Are People Really F***ing Unmanageable

By |2021-02-10T11:15:16-07:00January 5th, 2021|Podcast|0 Comments

Is there really such thing as an employee who is truly unmanageable? or is thinking of these individuals as “fxxxing unmanageable”, unfairly demonizing them, and unfairly positioning yourself as a victim or martyr? Let's talk about why it may feel good, but it rarely positions you as a strong and reliable leader

5 01, 2021

02 – Fear of the Angry Blast, the Tears and More…

By |2021-02-10T11:15:26-07:00January 5th, 2021|Podcast|0 Comments

Do you have someone storming around the office, loudly and belligerently taking up a lot of space? Do you have some people in your workplace whom you choose to give extra space to, or sit at the opposite end of a boardroom table from, or angle your chair slightly away from, or sit just a little further back from? let's talk about how to deal with them.

5 01, 2021

01 – Why Do Managers Not Challenge Problems?

By |2021-02-10T11:15:34-07:00January 5th, 2021|Podcast|0 Comments

Too many managers approach a conversation in which they must challenge difficult behaviour with a lot of trepidation. Why? Are you afraid of angry reactions on the part of the employee? Do you know what you want to say, but once the employee is in front of you, you get tongue-tied? Do you beat around the bush and try to soften the blow to avoid an adverse reaction? Let's run down the list and discuss why none of these are good reasons for avoiding what you know you have to do.

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