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Are You Tapping into Your Team’s Superpowers?

How well do you know your employees? If you are an executive, manager or team leader, chances are you have a good sense of the professional capabilities of those who work for you. You have seen them up close in the work environment and witnessed firsthand how they have handled their roles and assignments. You […]

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COVID-19: Charting a Way Forward by Using All Five Minds

By Fran Gelder, MA Listening to the Public Health experts at this stage of the pandemic allows for some cautious optimism for a slow, steady, and eventual return to “normal” life, or at least a “new normal”.  Current media messaging ranges from a collective pride in weathering this storm together, to a sombre tale about […]

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Consult Magazine – Spring Issue

We are excited to share Eva’s profile in CMC’s Spring 2020 Issue of Consult Magazine! Read her interview here, and find out about her first foray into the consulting world and her views on what lights up the consulting world and where challenges exist. Full article here: https://www.cmc-canada.ca/consult/eva-maxwell-profile  

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COVID-19 and Life in a VUCA World!

By John Gelder, CMC The COVID-19 epidemic has been described as an earthquake that will lead to a seismic shift in how we manage our lives. To say the impact is disruptive would be putting it mildly. From a leadership perspective, theorists such as Warren Bennis, Michael Porter and Clayton Christensen have for many years […]

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Can being apart bring us together? Early signs from the COVID-19 crisis!

Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine – these are among the primary strategies being used to stem the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. While unlikely to stop the spread in its tracks, the strategies are designed to at least “flatten the curve” or rate of transmission in an effort to buy enough time for the health care […]

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Nature Therapy and the Workplace

We need the tonic of wildness… At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature. Henry David Thoreau   When […]

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The Art of Questioning

A beautiful question is an ambitious yet actionable question that can begin to shift the way we perceive or think about something—and that might serve as a catalyst to bring about change. Warren Berger, A More Beautiful Question   In a world that is fixated on finding and knowing the right answers, the person that […]

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Out of the crisis: Management lessons from the 117th Boston Marathon

Article by John Gelder As the world knows by now, on April 15th, 2013, the planet’s most famous marathon was marred by tragic events. While there remain many unanswered questions about the motives behind the bombings, there has been near universal praise for the manner in which authorities handled the crisis and its aftermath. As […]

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Welcome to Our New Website!

GGA is proud to announce the launch of our new website. We’ve designed it with easy navigation in mind, striving to create a user-friendly experience for our clients and business partners. Our goal was to present our services concisely and comprehensively. We favoured punchy, action-oriented words rather than the long, technical descriptions that target very […]

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GGA proudly supports the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region

The GGA team hosted a facilitated planning session for the Board of Directors of the Distress Centre of Ottawa Region on the 13th of February. The Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region contributes to a healthier and safer community by providing suicide prevention, crisis intervention, psychological stabilization, emotional support, information, referral and education services, without judgement, […]

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