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7 Ways Great CEOs Are Made

I had the pleasure of attending the Burlington Economic Development Corporation’s luncheon this week. There are some amazing companies in Burlington Ontario, and it made me proud of the golden horseshoe region to see how well so many are doing. In fact, the 2nd fastest growing company in Canada is based right in Burlington – Life Science …

To forgive or not to forgive – when TRUST is broken at work

Break in trust = Negative outcome. Questions: Have you ever had a boss or an employee break your trust? Have you ever lost confidence in the sincerity of a colleague? What is the fallout of broken trust? Productivity and employee engagement may be compromised. Tension can be prevalent throughout company culture. Employees could lose confidence in the …

Little Things Make A BIG Difference To Customer Service!

Look out for the little BIG things that your employees do every day. Awesome customer service choices (even if small) add up. And, more importantly – they are helping you keep your business alive. Look for your hidden gems! They work hard, take pride in their work, and usually have a smile on their face. According to the Workplace Reinvention …

Employer Brand Learnings from Zappos #insideZappos Chat

Every other Thursday, at 2 pm ET, @InsideZappos, a Twitter handle manned by employees of Zappos, facilitates the #insideZappos twitter chat for a half hour. Employees from across the company share real life answers about working at Zappos. It’s a great example of using social media to showcase your employees as advocates of your brand and to build …

Worst Employee Ever???

QUESTION: Would you hire a person who met EVERYTHING on your criteria list….but then said to you…that they had 10 non-negotiables? Here are the non-negotiables of the potential hire: 1. I will show up late from time to time. 2. I will leave early to pick up groceries for dinner. 3. I will take an extended lunch sometimes because I have a …

How Work Really Makes Us Feel – And What To Do About It

Today, Pam is featured on Huffington Post’s Business blog with her social experiment “work makes me…”. Sadly, work is making us nervous, depressed, angry, sick, and suicidal around the world. Pam shares the results of her experiment and 5 Leadership Tips to help reinvent work. Check it out here.  

8 Tips For Work-At-Home Couples

My husband works at/from home. And, I work at Home for Pam Ross Consulting. At the core of my work environment (because Pam Ross wholeheartedly believes in it) is ROWE – which stands for Results Only Work Environment. Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson are the Founders of CultureRx and creators of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). Their first …

Authentic Humanity in the Workplace #reinventwork

* This post is modified from the original, which I wrote on our Impact99 website in 2013.* Recently, I have been reflecting on what Authentic Humanity actually means and why it is so important in the workplace. This is one of my favourite pieces of our Blueprint for Workplace Reinvention. Those of you who know me will know that my style is genuine and …