Entries by Joanna Barclay

From Fear to Trust

  Everyone wants joy and happiness, but few realize that mental, physical and emotional well-being are the foundation to them all. Each of us has the power to make choices to be our most joyful, loving and creative selves. So what holds us back from making positive choices to realize our full potential? Our fears. […]

All you need is love

Tis the season, isn’t it? That time of year where the spirit of Christmas fills your heart with love and we feel that warm glow of joy, happiness and peace. What if we could bottle this feeling of love and connection, and share it the whole year? Imagine what life would be like. “All you […]

Corporate Cultures Crazy Impact on the World

A colleague in the Global Network of Cultural Transformation Consultants, Carol Ring, wrote this newsletter on the Impact of Corporate Culture. I thought it was brilliant and with her permission, I am sharing it with you   Make no mistake: the Olympic Games are big business, occurring every two years and ranging in budget from […]

Heeding a Wake-Up Call Do you need to change?

Heeding a Wake-Up Call Do you need to change? Have you recently received a wake-up call and done nothing about it? It could be a personal health problem, or a challenge related to your business. High blood pressure or threats from the competition, heart attack or equipment failure, these are all signals for the need […]

Leadership Lessons from a Thousand Pound Teacher

After leaving high school I spent 2 years working with horses in Northern Ireland and England. This life experience was profound and enriched my life in many ways. When a colleague from Alberta, Canada, Jennifer Koh, sent me her recent blog, https://wildleaders.wordpress.com/ intuitively I knew this was perfect to share with our leadership community. Great […]

Evolution of the Chief Culture Officer

More and more companies today are making culture a business imperative by adding a new leadership position to the senior management team, the CCO – Chief Culture Officer. Their role, to keep an eye on the company’s culture and ensure leaders ‘walk the talk’and live the changes that are needed to achieve its new strategic […]

What Makes a Great Merger Like a Great Relationship

What Makes a Great Merger Like a Great Relationship? This headline grabs your attention doesn’t it? How many of us have a relationship in their lives that is going south, tearing lives apart? The divorce rate in America is around 50% and the failure rate of mergers and acquisitions is also very high, around 70%. […]

3 Steps to a Successful Strategy Implementation

Everyone knows workplace culture is important. In many cases, a company’s culture is more important than its strategy or operating model. A few years ago, a consulting company in Singapore did a study with 200 companies. Their results showed 9 out of 10 strategic initiatives failed because leaders didn’t focus on changing people’s behaviours and […]

People Management – Creating People-Centered Workplaces

There is an epic shift taking place away from “talent” to a focus on “people.” Talent scarcity is still a problem, but engagement, empowerment, and work environments that are people-centered are now the real issues companies face. We know this shift has happened because all our research shows that engagement and retention has become one […]