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Reducing Conflict Starts with You

thorns There’s a saying that goes “You take you with you wherever you go”. You are the common denominator in every one of your relationships. What does that mean when it comes to conflict? When we’re in conflict, it’s so easy to blame the other person. You may label them as a bully or obnoxious or […]

Your team’s a mess? You’ve got a culture problem

unhappy Does this sound familiar? “My team’s a mess. They complain all the time. I have one that’s gossiping and another that’s crying in my office every other day. They’re making me crazy and they are not getting anything done.” Team problems don’t start with the extreme. Signs of problems can be much more subtle. Silence […]

Jackie talks leadership and culture on Journey to Success Radio

JourneyToSuccessRadiologoinblue Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of being interviewed by Peter Goral on Journey to Success Radio. Like a fireside chat, we discussed leadership and culture.  It was full of laughter and I hope provides some insights into my work and my beleifs and values.   Listen to the show by click here.

Culture is not catered lunches,exposed brick, keg parties and ping pong tables

Happy Office Project As a consultant that has worked with leaders and leadership teams on workplace culture for 15 years, I am delighted that workplace culture seems to be on the agenda of many C level executives today and so pleased that start ups are pondering how they differentiate to attract key talent with a culture second to […]

Eleven-x calls Jackie Lauer a younger version of Yoda

mentor yoda One of my favourite parts of my week is the time I get to sit at the Accelerator Centre and mentor start up tech CEO’s.  How lucky am I?   I am surrounded by smart innovative folks aspiring to be great leaders who run great business. Every once in a while, a client will surprise us […]

Fibernetics focuses on fun to restore workplace passion

Fibernetics There is nothing more exciting for a consultant to come across clients that genuinely and wholeheartedly buy into the work that you do and believe what you believe. I have had the absolute honour of working with Fibernetics founders, John Stix (now President) and Jody Schnarr (CEO) to transform their workplace culture. They have received […]

“We have a strategic plan – it’s called doing things”

we_have_a_strategic_plan I love this quote from Southwest Airlines founder Herb Kelleher. “We have a strategic plan, its called doing things” I spend a portion of my time throughout the year, working with leaders and leadership teams facilitating alignment around their strategic plans. All too often they are stuck in analysis paralysis, often turning to me hoping […]

Client Lauches New Culture Celebration Event – I’m in!

Hoc at Tannery with Fibernetics It’s a rare treat when I meet a client ‘who gets it’.  What that means to me is that the leaders understand that culture eats strategy for breakfast. The leaders understand that their people are their most valued asset and deserve to be led and managed accordingly. They leaders understand that the internal brand (culture) […]

Well Said Sir Richard, Well Said

people people people Nothing more to add here….just beautifully articulated.

Your behaviour and choices ARE the legacy of your leadership

HoC behaviour and choices I had the distinct displeasure of watching a leader speak only to observe the distaste and distrust from his team that followed suit. There was a clear disconnect between his words and his behaviour and choices. Remember that your behaviour and choices ARE the legacy of your leadership.