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An Open Letter To The CEOs Of High Tech And Telecom Regarding COVID-19

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To the CEOs of companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Oracle, AT&T, Verizon, TELUS, Rogers, Bell, BT and Telstra, I have a request. Gather your c-suite. Ask … Continue reading "An Open Letter To The CEOs Of High Tech And Telecom Regarding COVID-19".

How To Lead Remote Employees In The Wake Of COVID-19

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As of this writing, the World Health Organization (WHO) hasn’t declared COVID-19 (aka: coronavirus) a pandemic, but the likelihood grows by the hour. Whether or not it receives such a … Continue reading "How To Lead Remote Employees In The Wake Of COVID-19".

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Since 2008 I’ve Worked From Home. Here Are 5 Helpful Tips.

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I spent ten years at TELUS as a team member, leader and executive. I was a mobile worker the entire time. I worked from the road, a TELUS office, hotels, the … Continue reading "Since 2008 I’ve Worked From Home. Here Are 5 Helpful Tips.". The post Since 2008 I’ve Worked From Home.

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Announcing My Free (or by donation) Remote Leadership Toolkit

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Since 2002 I’ve led teams and people located across the globe. Since 2008 I’ve been a mobile worker, which means I work half the time from the comforts of my … Continue reading "Announcing My Free (or by donation) Remote Leadership Toolkit".

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Announcing My Free (or chip in!) Basics On Working From Home Toolkit

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You may recall that I launched a REMOTE LEADERSHIP TOOLKIT on March 16. There have been over 3,000 downloads thus far. Glad I could help somehow in this the age … Continue reading "Announcing My Free (or chip in!) Basics On Working From Home Toolkit". The post Announcing My Free (or chip in!)

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Speak Aid 2020 (a free virtual leadership conference) Is Now Open For Public Registration

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I’m so excited to let you know that Speak Aid 2020 is now open for public registration. 34 world-class speakers have waived their fees to deliver a series of free … Continue reading "Speak Aid 2020 (a free virtual leadership conference) Is Now Open For Public Registration".

I See You (a poem for a pandemic)

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I See You (a poem for a pandemic) I see you in the shadows of night, On the balconies and terraces, Singing a tune while shining your light. I … Continue reading "I See You (a poem for a pandemic)". The post I See You (a poem for a pandemic) appeared first on Dan Pontefract.

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Five Learning Moments After a Year Working For Myself

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Today in Ottawa I delivered my 33rd and final keynote of 2019. What a thrill it has been to share my thoughts on leadership, purpose, open thinking and employee engagement to roughly … Continue reading "Five Learning Moments After a Year Working For Myself".

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Ask Dan: Any Advice For Leaders Leading Teams Related To The Pandemic?

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Q: What advice do you have for business and community leaders who are faced with the challenge of leading teams in times of economic uncertainty and uncharted territory like we’re … Continue reading "Ask Dan: Any Advice For Leaders Leading Teams Related To The Pandemic?".

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The Noble Acts Of Compassion From Bianca Andreescu And Naomi Osaka

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Bianca Andreescu recently won the 2019 Women’s US Open. It was an epic win, one that almost 3.5 million people in Canada watched live on TV. Hers is a story … Continue reading "The Noble Acts Of Compassion From Bianca Andreescu And Naomi Osaka".

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Announcing Speak Aid 2020

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In this time of uncertainty, angst and working from home, patterns have changed and new norms are quickly being crafted. One of the norms to have seemingly vanished overnight was … Continue reading "Announcing Speak Aid 2020". The post Announcing Speak Aid 2020 appeared first on Dan Pontefract.

Meet Some Of The Behind-The-Scene Leaders Doing Great Things During The Pandemic

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The pandemic has both restored and shocked my faith in humanity. We’ll get to those shocks in another column. Today I want to focus on those that are demonstrating an … Continue reading "Meet Some Of The Behind-The-Scene Leaders Doing Great Things During The Pandemic".

The Untapped Potential Of The Middle Manager

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: How would you feel if your publicly traded organization were able to improve its stock market returns by 7.6% annually? And what if it came. Dan's Related Posts: Purpose-Driven Companies Outperform The Financial Markets By 42 Percent.

My Interview With Paul Jarvis, Author Of “Company Of One”

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I recently left the corporate world. After working roughly 20 years in mega-large companies with revenues in the billions I am now a company of one. It’s me and only … Continue reading "My Interview With Paul Jarvis, Author Of “Company Of One”". The post My Interview With Paul Jarvis, Author Of “Company Of One” appeared first on Dan Pontefract. Business capitalism Culture Company Of One Paul Jarvis

I See You. (a poem)

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I See You I see you in the shadows of night, On the balconies and terraces, Singing a tune while shining your light. I see you on your webcam … Continue reading "I See You. (a a poem)". The post I See You. (a a poem) appeared first on Dan Pontefract. poetry COVID-19 ICU

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Qantas Airways CEO Delivers A Great Example Of Love-Based Leadership

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Irishman Alan Joyce is the CEO of Qantas Airways, the $16 billion company headquartered in Sydney, Australia. For more than ten years as CEO, Joyce. Dan's Related Posts: Lessons In Culture From United Airlines.

Employees Have Become So Busy They Have Given Up On Learning

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In today’s organization, speed has become a weapon against learning. Time to market, time to innovate, and time to exploit are now bullets in the.

Podcast: How Do You Want To Be Known When You Leave The Room?

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In this episode, Dan Pontefract discusses the important question of “How Do You Want To Be Known When You Leave The Room?” ” with insights about. Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: Time After Time, The Importance Of Time.

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Dan Pontefract April 2019 Playlist (for the weirdos)

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I’ve always been into the “weirdos.” ” Be it the artists, poets, designers or musicians. I’d even classify myself as one, although I’m not as clever.

Executive Assistants Are The Real Heroes

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I have worked full-time for five different organizations in telecommunications, high-tech and academia over twenty-five years. The employee population in those organizations has ranged from.

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Dan Pontefract September 2019 Music Playlist (When You Have The Blues)

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Halfway through George Harrison’s song, “For You Blue” from the Abbey Road album, you hear him say, “Elmore James got nothin’ on this, baby.” ” As a 10-year-old I was intrigued.

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Tiger Woods: What An Incredible Story Of Resilience

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I found myself teary-eyed after the 2019 Masters golf tournament. Tiger Woods won his fifth green jacket and fifteenth major golf tournament. I, on the. Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: How Do You Want To Be Known When You Leave The Room? What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking. Leisure. Who Am I? Who I Am. Taylor Swift and Apple Demonstrate How You Work Things Out In The Open. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

Effective Leaders Operate Like This

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I was five minutes early for the meeting. I could see through the glass wall the individual I was set to meet was on a. Dan's Related Posts: My TEDx Talk on The Purpose Effect.

Book Review: The Good Fight

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Conflict is a natural part of life. It happens at home, in the community, and of course in our place of work. So why is. Dan's Related Posts: Why I Love Netflix’s Decision-Making Culture. When Power Overthrows Common Sense. Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign? Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose. Try Implementing Flexible Work Options to Increase Employee Engagement.

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Now Available: Paperback Versions of FLAT ARMY and THE PURPOSE EFFECT

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Lost in the shuffle of releasing my third book, OPEN TO THINK, is the news my first two books are now available in paperback. Dan's Related Posts: Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free.

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An Engaged Culture Improves Performance, Not The Other Way Around

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A vice-president approached me one day after I finished delivering a keynote. The talk was focused on organizational culture. He was friendly, but rather cocky. The first.

Highlights From The 2018 Global Peter Drucker Forum

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: November 29 and 30 witnessed over 1000 people descending on Vienna, Austria for the 10th annual Global Peter Drucker Forum. Vienna was the birthplace of. Dan's Related Posts: My Hopes for the Drucker Forum #gpdf14.

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My Big Beef With The Term “Soft Skills”

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: There is no such thing as "soft skills." Why do companies keep using the term? Dan's Related Posts: LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless? Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb. For every fall there is a spring in our step. My Definition of Work and an Update on Book Two. Our Three Young Children Blog … Here’s Why. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

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A&W Chose Purpose. I Chose It For Dinner.

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: You probably eat fast food. Many people do so daily. According to a CDC report, almost 40% of Americans consume fast food on a daily basis. Dan's Related Posts: My Long Weekend Of Hope And Inspiration. What I Learned From My Daughter About Decision Making. Technology Was Supposed To Save Us. It Hasn’t. The Lost Trust Of Millennials With Big Business. Can We Truly Be Happy At Work? Thanks for reading.

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What I Learned From My Emergency Gallbladder Surgery

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Up here in Canada, north of the 49th parallel, we celebrate Thanksgiving several weeks before our American friends. During the second weekend of October, Canadians enjoy.

The People That Made OPEN TO THINK Come Alive

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Today is “pub day,” one where an author annoys his or her network about the release of a new book. While I may be proud. Dan's Related Posts: Sadly, The Importance Of Importance Is Now What’s Most Important.

Dan Pontefract October 2018 Playlist (for Gord Downie)

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: August 1991. It was the first time I saw the Tragically Hip perform live. A small venue in Montreal, I was hooked from the very. Dan's Related Posts: Video: The Purpose Mindset of Gord Downie. That Time I Was Ambushed By Gord Downie.

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So, Now What?

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It never ceases to amaze me how many issues can crop up in our lives. Some of them deserve our attention, and some do not. Dan's Related Posts: Distractedness Is Quickly Becoming The Organization’s Top Issue.

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Video: Doc Rivers, Champion Of Being Human

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: Helping Others In Times Of Need. Drucker Forum – Video Update #2 – Day 1 Morning Keynotes. Drucker Forum – Video Update #1 – Conference Overview.

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Why I Will Never Use Uber Ever Again

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As early as 2014 I had heard the rumblings of male chauvinism at Uber headquarters. There were even whispers of misogyny. But the world seemed to be smitten.

Big News! I’m Leaving TELUS (sorta) And Going Solo

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Just a few weeks ago I passed my 10-year service anniversary at TELUS. What a blast. What a decade. I remember working with some team. Dan's Related Posts: Fifteen Years After My MBA. My Next Role Is … Sheri Quit Her Job And Regained Her Purpose Sweet Spot. Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose. Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

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This High-Tech Company Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Hire, Fire And Promote Employees

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Ginni Rometty is CEO, president and chairman of IBM. She has held the top job since 2012. When she joined the company in 1981, total. Dan's Related Posts: This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb. The Cognitive Era Is Cool But I’d Like To See The Human Era First. Artificial Intelligence Might Help Both Employees And Employers.

Purpose-Driven Companies Outperform The Financial Markets By 42 Percent

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It seems that purpose is starting to pay off. In DDI’s 2018 Global Leadership Forecast results, the research firm highlights several financial advantages to organizations that.

Boeing’s Attitude Reminds Us Of The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: A few weeks ago Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed, killing all 157 people on board. Ever since, the makers of the 737 MAX aircraft, Boeing, Dan's Related Posts: The Sorry State Of Wells Fargo Continues. Lessons In Culture From United Airlines. Purpose-Driven Companies Outperform The Financial Markets By 42 Percent. Corporate Social Responsibility Is Not Your Organization’s Purpose.

Dan Pontefract February 2019 Playlist (for the lovers)

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: My latest project is centred on love. I’m spending an entire two years or so noodling on the word love, and its relationship to leadership. Dan's Related Posts: For The Love Of.

My Latest TED: We Are Losing The Ability To Think

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It’s here! My latest (and 4th!) TEDx Talk is now available for viewing. We Are Losing the Ability to Think, and What to Do About.

My Augusta Horribilis

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I received a Facebook message today from a friend. The first few lines read as follows: “Hi Dan, I’m not seeing much of the ‘real’ Dan's Related Posts: Please Don’t Let There Be Anonymity After Death Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work? I Detached on Holiday.

I’m Raising A 13-Year-Old Boy And It’s F*&^ing Hard

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I’m only two months into being CEO of The Pontefract Group, but so far it feels as though running a company is far easier than. Dan's Related Posts: Why I’m Currently Only Writing About Gord and the Hip. Technology Was Supposed To Save Us. It Hasn’t. In Honour of Ada Lovelace. Please Don’t Let There Be Anonymity After Death. What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking. Thanks for reading.