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September 2014       

Dave Veale
Dave Veale
Surviving & thriving with the 
360-Degree Feedback Process 


Ken Blanchard is the author of one of my favorite quotes and I believe his quote captures the importance of leaders actively looking for feedback opportunities to help them develop into the 'champions' that lie within. The team

'Feedback is the breakfast of champions'
                        - Ken Blanchard

The opportunity to request feedback is all around us all the time. Yet many of us never take the opportunity to get rich feedback from the people that know us best. 

In my experience - both as a leader receiving 360-degree feedback and a coach supporting clients to create a Professional Development plan - I have found the advice of Susan David, co-director of the Harvard/McLean Institute of Coaching, to be sound. In a recent Harvard Business Review blog post, she suggests that leaders should answer three questions when deciding how/if to attend to a low score.  Read the whole article...

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Talking leadership with power broker Aldéa Landry
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Aldéa Landry has done many things in her extraordinary career. She is a former chair of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (the first woman to occupy the position) as well as being a member of the board of directors of the Bank of Canada and of the Security Intelligence Review Committee.

Aldéa was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1987 and to the Privy Council of Canada in 2005, she was awarded the Order of Canada in 2006 and received The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.     
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4 Ways to Stay Fresh...

1. Not a great joke teller? Not to worry. A stand-up comic explains how anyone can (and should) weave comedy into a presentation.How to be truly funny in your next presentation.

2. Bill Howatt's recent Globe & Mail column "Do you look forward to your work day?"

3. In a recent Boiling Point Podcast with Yan Simard he lets us know what it takes to be a successful tech start-up, and how to avoid distractions of new ideas while remaining focused. 

4. On November 3rd, the University of New Brunswick in collaboration with the Government of New Brunswick's Department of Human Resources is hosting a one-day leadership symposium for leaders in both the private and public sectors. The morning session will feature Robin Sharma.  Read more & register.   (And watch & read my interview with Robin Sharma!)

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