Author Archives: Erica Groschler
About Erica GroschlerLabelled Tinkerbell and Mighty Mouse by colleagues and clients, Erica is a culture catalyst and leadership mentor. She engages teams, supports them through change and empowers them to be at their best. Connect with Erica on Twitter, the Incrementa website, or her personal site.
November 8, 2016 . .
Leadership has become an increasingly hot topic in the last decade. There is no shortage of books espousing the next best leadership lessons to help you manage and lead your people more effectively. I thought it would be helpful to hear some leadership lessons from someone who has been in leadership for 30+ years. Someone [...]Read More
This is the final part of a two-part series on Leadership Practice. Part one, from my January 2015 blog, highlighted the following key elements that enable effective leadership: 1) leave your ego at the door, 2) be clear and be consistent, 3) communicate often, 4) practice empathy, 5) talk to your people, all of them. Both lists [...]Read More
June 21, 2016 . .
In 2012, the Corporate Executive Board’s annual list of top 10 risks CEOs and Executives are most concerned with ranked “Corporate Culture” as #4. In the past few years, I have been involved with two significant culture shifts; one with a 5,000-person hospital and the other a 900-person Crown Corporation. My role, as an external consultant, [...]Read More
May 24, 2016 . .
Growing up as a farm kid in Alberta, Canada, Steve Roth learned early-on some important leadership lessons: the value of hard work, commitment, and follow through. Earning a degree in Business and Physical Education from the University of Alberta, Steve pursued a career in coaching basketball. By the time he was 32 years old, he was [...]Read More
April 12, 2016 . .
I’ve been reflecting upon my recent blogs on Laloux’s “Reinventing Organizations” and the idea of bringing our whole selves to work (emotionally, spiritually, and intuitively) and, my personal blog co-written with my twin sister about what keeps us from revealing our true selves. My query is about how we can encourage organizations to foster purpose [...]Read More
March 22, 2016 . .
When I moved from Montreal to Vancouver in 1996, I was tasked with the growth of a consulting business I was working for. Our firm had grown in Montreal and the US, based on the reputation of the owners (authors, leaders in the field of training, and human performance technology). In addition to the obvious [...]Read More
February 9, 2016 . .
In the book Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux, we discover a new way of creating and relating to organizations as living entities, and a call for us to bring a spiritual, soulful and conscious mindset to how we work in and interact with organizations. Ultimately, we are positively influencing organizational cultures and our stakeholders’ experiences [...]Read More
January 5, 2016 . .
A lot has been written about strategic planning. A quick internet search will yield numerous articles, book references, and a plethora of templates to use. What’s been catching my attention lately though, and consistent with my beliefs, is that the “Strategic Plan is Dead” (References below). Well ok, not really. While the importance of thinking strategically [...]Read More
As Patrick Lencioni (author of team management books) states, “teamwork is a strategic choice.” In fact, a high performing team can be the difference that makes the difference in terms of realizing your sales, profits, market share, customer satisfaction and engagement targets. Frequently I hear my clients acknowledge the importance of team development, yet in the [...]Read More
December 3, 2015 . .
Conflict is often viewed negatively by many; thinking it can only cause havoc and disrupt relationships. The reality is that conflict, when addressed effectively, can actually be a very good thing – as it helps surface the issues, allows for dialogue to explore and understand these issue(s) and, ultimately, bring empathy and clarity around the [...]Read More