Author: Mike Desjardins

Coaching - Socratic method based one-on-one discussions where the coach uses a series of questions and appreciative inquiry to help the leader discover her/his own path, answers, and epiphanies. Advice is not allowed in this model. Competency Coaching - This is a blend of the previous...

[read time: 1 minute] I just spent two fantastic weeks in Italy with my wife and I think it's the first time in 10 years that I truly unplugged from work: no email (the caveat is that I did have someone on my team checking my...

On September 26, 2010, from 1-5pm, ViRTUS is sponsoring the first annual Gimme Shelter event at the Roundhouse Theatre in Yaletown. Here's a quick video on the event (with a little humour added!): [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFZFXWe8P0c] Link to buy tickets. And here are the details: Everyday we make choices that affect...

As a leader with ambition one thing you will being doing a lot of in your career is dealing with transition: being promoted into new roles with greater responsibility and similarly promoting star performers who report to you into new roles. When you consider that...