Empathy: the people skill

  Here’s a fact: empathy is making its way into the boardroom – all types of boardrooms. If you’re just hearing this as the latest corporate buzzword, let’s discuss it a bit to bring you up to speed on what it is, why the heck it matters and how you can consider it the next[…]

Boosting Team Morale When Times are Tough

Let’s face it: The times are tough. The election in the USA has prompted the most divisive and polarizing responses from people around the world. On top of that, there continue to belayoffs and increasing pressures in the workplace (see my article on Collaboration When the Economy is Failing Us). Patio season is over. Need[…]

What We Can All Learn from Moose Camp

Recently, I had a unique opportunity to support the Experiential Learning Initiative in Fort Chipewyan as they went on their annual moose camp, to support the camp, take photos and to share the story. This is an incredible example of collaboration and partnership, with many partner organizations including Athabasca Delta Community School, Lake Athabasca Youth[…]

Why Read: Your Brain at Work by David Rock

We love a good read. Especially when it’s useful. David Rock’s Your Brain At Work is a book our team loves and recommends to others, and we thought we’d give you the quick 1-2 on it in case it’s on your to-read list, or you’re looking for a great read this Fall. Why we love[…]

FREDsense: “Stop Having Guess-a-Thons and Start Doing.”

It’s not a surprise that our follow-up conversation with David Lloyd, Chief Operations Officer from FREDsense Technologies was another inspiring one. In the interview podcast, David opens up about their participation in the SU Labs Accelerator program (insert link to video for the info on this program), which resulted in exponential learning growth for FREDsense![…]

JES Team Year In Review

Reflections and look-backs are an essential way to monitor our progress.  Being open with you about our own experiences in our business, we thought would help those of you struggling to take your business in a new direction.   Though we’ve been working together for over four years,  this past year was very significant for[…]

Fun with FREDsense

As we got to know the FREDsense crew on our day of filming, we began to realize these 2 key points about working well together: Dividing workloads based on strengths, interest and availability is one way a team of 6 can stay on track Fun must be a regular part of collaborating, because there are[…]

Our Experience with FREDSense

To launch our Interview Series, we spent a day interviewing the team behind FREDSense Technologies, an innovative water monitoring tool that uses synthetic biology. It was an exciting, and exhausting day filled with questions like: What’s synthetic biology? Why is this technology so innovative and different? How did you figure out how to work together[…]