Blog: Epiphanies at Work | Jill Malleck

I’ve been writing about leadership effectiveness and the dynamics of workplaces for more than twenty years. Here is my latest thinking on leaders, teams and organizational development. If you want to read specifically about a certain topic, just click one of them below.

Jill’s Latest Posts

In memory of Amber

In memory of Amber

The trouble with birth order is That we tell ourselves stories and Take up the roles before we know that
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The end of being a birthday party planner

The end of being a birthday party planner

It was a bitter-sweet moment. As I stood waiting to purchase the Dairy Queen ice cream slab cake - knowing
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Professionalism Defined

Professionalism Defined

It’s interesting how many workplaces are emphasizing the word professionalism in their value statements or recruiting ads. Certainly there is
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A modern parable

A modern parable

I was walking Sarah in the park on Wednesday after supper, as usual. As usual, the Buddist monk was sitting
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How far-fetched is it?

How far-fetched is it?

I'm trying to write my monthly newsletter on workplace learning. Then it occurs to me that there is little room
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Summer winding up and industries winding up

Summer winding up and industries winding up

This summer is winding up and so is my chance to sit, feet up, and just read for pleasure. Two
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On small communities and serendipity

On small communities and serendipity

If you've read about my love/hate of Tim Horton's you know that the TH in Wingham sells Coconut Creme donuts
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The logic in tasting success

The logic in tasting success

Recently I saw a notice in a newspaper telling drivers where the next day’s police radar traps would be set
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Canadian Social Values: What category are you

Canadian Social Values: What category are you

I started to have blog withdrawal today, after being away from Bluestocking for several weeks. However, a vacation without technology
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In praise of great followers

In praise of great followers

We’re always reading about how to be a great leader. But let’s not forget that a leader’s success rests in
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Don't confuse high performance with low maintenance

Don’t confuse high performance with low maintenance

by Jill Malleck, OD Consultant This article was originally published in the November 20, 2006 issue of Canadian HR Reporter.
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More free fiction!

More free fiction!

Just logged onto the University of Virginia's magazine, and found that you can print their fiction (same as The New
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Alice Munro is my favourite author!

Alice Munro is my favourite author!

I just spent a great holiday on an Alice Munro book-a-thon. I was the only one in it, and it
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Turn off the TV at the Gas Station

Turn off the TV at the Gas Station

Ok, I know I have already ranted about the text-messaging while driving problem, but today I found something else to
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The Invisible Time Stealers

The Invisible Time Stealers

Most of us are feeling somewhat overwhelmed with work these days. There is more than enough to go around, and
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A world-class Zoo

A world-class Zoo

This week I made a trip to the Toronto Zoo with my kids. It's been about 16 years since I
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