Dan Pontefract

50 Songs For My 50 Years Of Life

Dan Pontefract

It’s weird turning 50. As a kid, I thought it was the marker of old age. At this stage in my life, I don’t think… The post 50 Songs For My 50 Years Of Life appeared first on Pontefract Group. Music personal 50 music

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Management Musings: Episode 8 – My Draft Manifesto

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 8 of “Management Musings,” I’m asking for your assistance. I’m hoping to gather feedback from you on a draft version of my manifesto.… … The post Management Musings: Episode 8 – My Draft Manifesto appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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Management Musings: Episode 4 – Two Alarming Workplace Trends

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 4 of “Management Musings,” I’m highlighting two alarming trends happening in the workplace as a result of the pandemic. First, there is a… The post Management Musings: Episode 4 – Two Alarming Workplace Trends appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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I Still Can’t Believe I Travelled Week of March 8, 2020

Dan Pontefract

The week of March 8, 2020, still feels surreal to me. Even a year later. My youngest turned 13 that day. A teenager! Naturally, we… The post I Still Can’t Believe I Travelled Week of March 8, 2020 appeared first on Pontefract Group. humour Pandemic pandemic Toronto

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Management Musings: Episode 7 – My Four Most Loathed Terms at Work

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 7 of “Management Musings,” the crux of the insight centers on four terms that are commonplace in our organizations yet need to be… The post Management Musings: Episode 7 – My Four Most Loathed Terms at Work appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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Management Musings: Episode 3 – Corporate Culture Weather Forecast

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 3 of “Management Musings,” I’m delivering the weather forecast. Yep, the corporate culture weather forecast for this week and the next five months… The post Management Musings: Episode 3 – Corporate Culture Weather Forecast appeared first on Pontefract Group.

Management Musings: Episode 5 – Workplace Personas

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 5 of “Management Musings,” I’m providing a high level overview of the three types of workplace personas – and how these definitions matter… The post Management Musings: Episode 5 – Workplace Personas appeared first on Pontefract Group.

Behind The Scenes Look of the LEAD. CARE. WIN. Learning Program

Dan Pontefract

Releasing in conjunction with my 4th book, LEAD. How to Become a Leader Who Matters is a 9-lesson online learning program, available for… The post Behind The Scenes Look of the LEAD. Learning Program appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership learning Lead. online learning

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Yesterday I Did Three Things For The Very First Time…

Dan Pontefract

Yesterday, I did three things I’ve never done before. 1) I voted by mail. 2) I got a flu shot. 3) I visited a newly… The post Yesterday I Did Three Things For The Very First Time… appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership

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Thank You To The Clients Who Hired Me In 2020

Dan Pontefract

A short video of thanks to the organizations that hired the Pontefract Group and me (Dan Pontefract) for culture assessments, consultative work, workshops, keynotes, and… The post Thank You To The Clients Who Hired Me In 2020 appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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Now Available: LEAD. CARE. WIN. Online Learning Course Outlines

Dan Pontefract

In just a few short days the LEAD. Online Learning Program will be released to the wild. I am super excited to compliment… The post Now Available: LEAD. Online Learning Course Outlines appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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Management Musings: Episode 6 – 4D Self Management Model

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 6 of “Management Musings,” I’m letting you in on a model I’ve been using for years, the 4D Self Management Model. I find… The post Management Musings: Episode 6 – 4D Self Management Model appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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Standing Up Against White Male Myopia

Dan Pontefract

I’m speaking out because I see it too often. I don’t know the gentleman below who posted the LinkedIn poll, but I’d like to address… The post Standing Up Against White Male Myopia appeared first on Pontefract Group. EDI Diversity Equity

The Cheat Sheet For LEAD. CARE. WIN.

Dan Pontefract

In my 4th book, LEAD. How to Become a Leader Who Matters, I outline 9 insightful yet super practical leadership lessons to help… The post The Cheat Sheet For LEAD. appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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DAN READS! LESSON #9: Champion Others – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

Dan Pontefract

Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #9: Champion Others – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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What’s The Deal With ‘Pick Your Brain’ Meetings?

Dan Pontefract

I won't take a 'pick your brain' meeting anymore unless these key points are first addressed. The post What’s The Deal With ‘Pick Your Brain’ Meetings? appeared first on Pontefract Group. collaboration communication leadership pick your brain meetings

DAN READS! LESSON #6: Dare to Share – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

Dan Pontefract

Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #6: Dare to Share – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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DAN READS! LESSON #5: Embrace Change – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

Dan Pontefract

Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #5: Embrace Change – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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DAN READS! LESSON #4: REMAIN CURIOUS – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

Dan Pontefract

Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #4: REMAIN CURIOUS – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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Enter to Win 1 of 25 Signed Copies of LEAD. CARE. WIN.

Dan Pontefract

Want to win a free, super awesome leadership book? The post Enter to Win 1 of 25 Signed Copies of LEAD. appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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Dan Reads! Lesson #2: Play for Meaning – LEAD. CARE. WIN. Excerpt

Dan Pontefract

Dan reads from Chapter 2 of LEAD. his 4th book. The post Dan Reads! Lesson #2: Play for Meaning – LEAD. Excerpt appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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DAN READS! LESSON #8: Commit to Balance – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

Dan Pontefract

Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #8: Commit to Balance – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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The Great Office Real Estate Contraction Is Upon Us

Dan Pontefract

The data does not lie. The great office real estate contraction is upon us. Wherever you look on the planet, companies are shedding their real… The post The Great Office Real Estate Contraction Is Upon Us appeared first on Pontefract Group. Real Estate real estate

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On Corporate Language

Dan Pontefract

Having spent two decades fighting the battle of corporate language from within at two huge organizations, I learned this: First, new language that is abnormal… The post On Corporate Language appeared first on Pontefract Group. Behaviour communication Culture corporate culture Writing

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3 Ways To Become More Caring In The Pandemic

Dan Pontefract

I’ve been thinking a lot about you recently. How are you doing? No, not that perfunctory “I hope you don’t really answer truthfully” how are you… The post 3 Ways To Become More Caring In The Pandemic appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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Ask Dan: What Is The Right Leadership Balance Between Short-Term Crises And Our Long-Term Vision?

Dan Pontefract

Q: As leaders, how do we strike the right balance between providing the long-term vision for where we are going with the short-term immediacy of the crisis at hand? Isn’t that … Continue reading "Ask Dan: What Is The Right Leadership Balance Between Short-Term Crises And Our Long-Term Vision?".

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Why I Wrote LEAD. CARE. WIN.

Dan Pontefract

Five years ago, I was coming off the stage from a keynote in the US when a woman approached me. She was mid-to-late 30’s and… The post Why I Wrote LEAD. appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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

Dan Pontefract

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

Dan Pontefract

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".

It’s Not The New Normal. Think Of It As The Great Reset.

Dan Pontefract

During the week of April 20, I hosted 40 thinkers, authors, leaders, and keynote speakers from around the world at a virtual leadership event called “Speak Aid.” ” We raised $33,000 … Continue reading "It’s Not The New Normal. Think Of It As The Great Reset.".

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The Nonsense That Is Apple’s New Work From Home Video Ad

Dan Pontefract

I had to watch Apple’s latest “work from home” video several times to see if I was missing something. In the end, I determined that the video is a giant … Continue reading "The Nonsense That Is Apple’s New Work From Home Video Ad".

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Management Musings: Episode 2 – Free Agents in the Workplace

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 2 of “Management Musings” I’m musing about the idea of creating an internal ‘free agent’ system for employees. What?!?

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

Dan Pontefract

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".

Creative Ways To Have Fun With Your Team From Home

Dan Pontefract

The calendar says 2021, but it still feels a lot like 2020. The pandemic continues to rage. New variants are popping up everywhere. I can’t even… The post Creative Ways To Have Fun With Your Team From Home appeared first on Pontefract Group.

Who Really Is In Charge Of The New Look Office?

Dan Pontefract

If you’re trying to get ahead of the pandemic—planning for a post-pandemic world—you should be having conversations now about what your office space is going… The post Who Really Is In Charge Of The New Look Office? appeared first on Pontefract Group. Real Estate office space

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Management Musings: Episode 1 – Work From Home Mental Health Issues

Dan Pontefract

I’ve decided to put together a new series called “Management Musings.” ” It’s a series of short video clips of me chiming in on workplace issues… The post Management Musings: Episode 1 – Work From Home Mental Health Issues appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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Employees Are A Bit Like Astronauts In Space Right Now

Dan Pontefract

While vaccines are progressing, the reality is employees are feeling a lot like astronauts on a space station. What does NASA do to help their employees cope? The post Employees Are A Bit Like Astronauts In Space Right Now appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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How I Conduct Keynotes From Home

Dan Pontefract

Here’s how I have conducted keynotes since the beginning of May. Wall-mounted TV. Apple TV air playing slides from Mac 1 while Mac 2 has… The post How I Conduct Keynotes From Home appeared first on Pontefract Group. keynotes LEAD. leadership speaking

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The Incongruity Of Facebook’s So-Called Core Values

Dan Pontefract

Founded in 2004, Facebook went public a mere eight years later on May 18, 2012. At the time of this writing, the market cap of Facebook was $661 billion. It … Continue reading "The Incongruity Of Facebook’s So-Called Core Values".

TELUS CEO Darren Entwistle Demonstrates How Companies Can Operate With Purpose

Dan Pontefract

Darren Entwistle joined TELUS in 2000 as President and CEO. TELUS is a Canadian technology company that provides a wide range of telecommunications products and services in addition to digital … Continue reading "TELUS CEO Darren Entwistle Demonstrates How Companies Can Operate With Purpose".

Win 1 Of 50 Free Copies Of LEAD. CARE. WIN. For #GivingTuesday

Dan Pontefract

You read that right. It’s #GivingTuesday and I’m giving away 50 free (and signed) copies of my latest book, LEAD. How to Become… The post Win 1 Of 50 Free Copies Of LEAD. For #GivingTuesday appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership book Lead.

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Black Friday Sale: LEAD. CARE. WIN. Free Course!

Dan Pontefract

With the launch of the LEAD. Learning Program comes a unique opportunity for you. It’s a Black Friday Free Course opportunity. If you… The post Black Friday Sale: LEAD. Free Course! appeared first on Pontefract Group. lead care win leadership leadership development

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What are you doing right now to redesign your place of work before employees return to the building?

Dan Pontefract

The pandemic has certainly taught us one thing about organizations: we don’t need as much physical space for work to happen. We’re currently witnessing the… The post What are you doing right now to redesign your place of work before employees return to the building?

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