Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

Giving feedback that fuels success.

September 12, 2010

Giving feedback is a critical part of a leader’s job. I’ve written quite a bit about the importance of positive feedback and acknowledgement (see a few links below). But what about those times when you have to give some critical feedback? Perhaps an employee is falling short on their performance or their attitudes and behaviour aren’t up to par? How do you deal with those situations? Do you see feedback as a necessary evil and something to get over with quickly? Or do you see this as an opportunity to invest in your people and strengthen both the performance and maybe even engagement.

Canadian HR Reporter invited me to contribute an article for these scenarios. It’s just been published and I’m delighted to share it with you: Giving feedback that fuels success

I’d love to hear your feedback and any additional tips and experience you may have had. In the meantime, I am getting ready to deliver a workshop to a group of leaders at an organization related to this very topic this week. I will be focusing on “Performance Development” and teaching coaching skills that can be very helpful in the continuum of leadership development and particularly the leader’s role in developing people. We will be focusing on both actualizing conversations as well as those seemingly more difficult situations.  More about that in future posts.

Other articles I’ve written that you may be interested in:

 Ramp Up the People Side of Your Leadership

Bring Thanks in a Thankless Environment

That Time of the Year – Performance Reviews

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In the News: Ramp up the ‘People’ part of your Leadership

August 22, 2010

I was invited by the Globe and Mail Careers to respond to another Mentor Minute question from a reader. They published the column in Friday’s paper ( I wrote it a while ago).

The Scenario: The readers asks…

“I’ve just completed my first year in a leadership role and had a disappointing performance review. My boss acknowledged that I have good skills in advancing projects but he said he wasn’t seeing enough effective leadership. He wants to see me ramp up the “people” side of the job. I’m at a loss. What is he looking for?”

My Response: The Mentor Minute columns don’t get posted online but I did scan a copy and you can read my response here!

It seems performance development is becoming quite a theme in my coaching business of late. I have been invited to contribute an article to Canadian HR Reporter on ‘giving feedback’ (I will post it as soon as it’s published). As well, I am doing some work for a College in Ontario – developing and facilitating a training module for leaders at the college on performance development. Specifically, I will be teaching a myriad of coaching skills that are increasingly becoming recognized as a valuable leadership competency and fundamental to the performance development cycle.

Check in again for more updates on this area.  In the meantime, here’s another Globe and Mail Mentor Minute article I contributed related to Performance Reviews.

Here’s to a TGIM Work-Life for you and your team!

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Eileen

Job hunting and career tips for tough times

July 8, 2010

UPDATE: More than 4,000 people logged on to this online Forum. The good news: it’s still available if you’d like to peruse the discussion. See below for more!

The Globe and Mail invited me to be the expert on call today for the Report on Business Online Forum: “Job Hunting + Career Tips for Tough Times”. 

This is related to an article based on a report from the OECD (Roadblock to Recovery – Long-term Joblessness Remains an Obstacle)

Hope to ‘see’ you there where I will be taking reader’s questions. Hop on at: http://tinyurl.com/28rd6oc.

To a TGIM Work Life!

Eileen

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Career Advice for UNretirees…

June 17, 2010

News from UNretiredLife….

From time to time, I get invited to contribute articles to the Globe and Mail Careers. Yesterday they published my latest “Mentor Minute”. The column is is structured as a Q&A on various career issues. This one is geared to the boomer who is not so sure about what to do in that ‘R’ stage of life….read on:

THE SCENARIO: I currently work in a senior role at a large company and am approaching retirement age. I love my work and have been so busy these past years, I haven’t had time to really think about my retirement. I am becoming a little concerned because I just can’t picture myself fully retired. I love my work but I also kow that I want to slow down. I’ve got mixed feelings about this whole thing. Help!

THE ADVICE: You can read what I wrote in the FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Got a question? In the same boat? Want some guidance to help you plan for ‘what’s next’ in that ‘R” stage of life (work or no work – you need to plan)…..then get in touch. Would love to hear from you!

To success and fulfillment in all stages of life!  See more at my UNretiredLife blog.

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Update to yesterday’s post: full article available

March 23, 2010

I didn’t realize how quickly the Wall Street Journal turned the free view to the Dow Jones article I mentioned yesterday — to a ‘subscriber’s only’ view.  If you missed it – here’s the full text.

And for more stuff on this topic see my other blog: UNretiredLife

To a TGIM work+life in all stages of life!

Eileen

In the News (Dow Jones): Planning Key to Unretired Life

March 22, 2010

I am in the news today with my UNretiredLife story. Caroline Van Hasselt from Dow Jones Newswire interviewed me for the “Getting Personal” column.  It’s been picked up by Wall Street Journal (and perhaps others).

Check it out here!

To a TGIM work-life in all stages of life!

See www.UNretiredLife.com for more!

Eileen

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In the News: Going for the Silver!

March 12, 2010

Do you need to go for the Gold to achieve success? Is Silver good enough? How about in the workplace? Do you need to go for that top job? Can you grow, flourish and be a valued employee without rising to the top?

Me thinks not.  By all means going for the top spot works for many and is a great ambition. But it’s not the only route to success. There are many ways to build a satisfying, successful career path without ascending to top dog’s spot.  The Globe and Mail invited me to comment on this issue for an article that’s in today’s paper. Check it out! 

How about you? Where have you said no to a promotion but yes to professional and personal fulfillment, growth and success — at the same time? Would love to hear!

To a TGIM work-life no matter where you are on the corporate ladder!

Eileen

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How to Shine Again, After a Year of Gloom

September 17, 2009

Wallace Immen of the Globe and Mail wrote an article in this week’s Globe Careers with some interesting advice. S’pose I’m a bit biased on this….as I was quoted in it 🙂

You can read a PDF of the article here.

Have a TGIM Work-life

Eileen

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In the News: Bye Bye Procrastination, Hello Productivity

August 12, 2009

Do you procrastinate? Uhhh….can I get back to you tomorrow on that? Couldn’t resist that 🙂

The Globe and Mail Careers invited me to respond to a reader’s question related to procrastination.  You can read it here, a PDF version.  

…Or you could, you know….wait and read it another day 🙂

Whatever you do – don’t procrastinate on your TGIM worklife!

Twitter it if you like and find me at Twitter.com/Chadnick

Eileen

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In the News: Bring Thanks to a Thankless Culture

July 22, 2009

See today’s Globe and Mail Careers for my latest “Mentor Minute” column in a response to a reader question on how to survive in a thankless work culture.

See article here: Bring Thanks to a Thankless Work Culture – Globe and Mail July 09

To a TGIM work life!

Eileen