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Discover the Power of Your Alter Ego

by John Gelder, FCMC Have you ever witnessed someone who you thought was painfully shy suddenly spring to life when performing in front of a live audience? Or perhaps you’ve watched in amazement as your favorite actor or actress transforms themself into some terrifying, out-of-control villain on stage or screen? Have you ever wondered how […]

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A Little Bit Further Down the Road to Gender Equality

Happy International Women’s Day 2022!   Last year, on this same day, I published a blogpost on gender equality in the workplace and, particularly, about how and where I fit in as a young female consultant. Little did I know that within a year, everything would change.  In the aftermath of a strange and devastating year […]

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Letter from GGA’s President, Eva Maxwell 

Happy International Women’s Day 2022!  In the spirit of celebrating strong women and female achievement, I wanted to take this space to share with you some news that are long overdue and that affect every member of our organization.  We have been fairly silent on social media this past year, following a year of immense […]

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Our dear friend, Xenos Khan

Last Friday evening, the inconceivable took place. We lost one of the pillars of our precious GGA family. We lost our friend, mentor and colleague, Xenos Khan, as quickly and shockingly as a flash of lightning, shattering our universe and shaking us to our cores. Xenos, “Xen”, was as calm and solid as his nickname. […]

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On the road to gender equality

First and foremost, Happy International Women’s Day 2021! This day, observed since the early 1900s, seems to generate more momentum, discussion, and energy every year, remaining uneclipsed even by the pandemic. And it’s no wonder: the past few years have seen our voices break through ancient barriers, shining light with a certain urgency on recurring […]

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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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