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

Manage Challenging Behaviours Part 2: The Non-Contributor

Manage Challenging Behaviours Part 2: The Non-Contributor

In preparation to facilitate new groups, I’m often warned by the leader about the team member who won’t participate. They
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Manage Challenging Behaviours: Part 1 The Devil's Advocate

Manage Challenging Behaviours: Part 1 The Devil’s Advocate

Your team is diverse - I think you get that. The latest issue of HBR promised to share the new
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Leaders Don't Ignore their own Anxiety

Leaders Don’t Ignore their own Anxiety

Anxiety surprises us by arriving unexpectedly. Perhaps you are put on a significant project, or your new boss hovers too
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Diagonal Leadership Graph

Leadership Development is a Diagonal Journey

Many leaders are right in the middle of their performance management cycle, so we’ve been talking about their development needs.
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Widen your perspective: Take Puppy Breaks

Widen your perspective: Take Puppy Breaks

Here’s what happened when I babysat a puppy lately. First, I learned to get my electric cords off the floor
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Yield Sign - Leaders Giving Way

Leaders Giving Way: Part II

Just as I’m thinking about leaders who “give and take” I read two news items back-to-back which illustrate different styles
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Yield Sign - Leaders Giving Way

Leaders Giving Way Part I

Sitting in traffic I’m amazed at how few drivers let others in. It’s rush hour, I know, and we all
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Put Purpose First

Put Purpose First

“Eat the frog first” is a time management concept inspired by Mark Twain and made popular by author Brian Tracy.
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Build Your Self-Confidence as an Anchor during Change

Build Your Self-Confidence as an Anchor during Change

The Leaders I coach are working on something significant and personal. First, they learn to see their current behaviours and
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Self-Improvement that doesn't hurt: Explore Options with others

Self-Improvement that doesn’t hurt: Explore Options with others

Professional and personal development is work, so let's not pretend it just happens. Many advise that the way to self-improvement
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New New Years Resolutions

New New Years Resolutions

We’ve all read the dismal statistics on the failure rate of keeping our New Year’s Resolutions. Want a change? Here’s
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Everyday Recognition Matters Most

Everyday Recognition Matters Most

As we near year-end many leaders are thinking about how to recognize their employees. While special gestures are always a
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Change Interpersonal Conflict to Positive Action

Change Interpersonal Conflict to Positive Action

Rocca** is a leader who often finds herself trapped in the middle of interpersonal conflicts. She is a likable and
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Indirect feedback

They told what they think of you – now what?

Jacqui** is a leader who has just received her first 360-degree feedback report. She brings it to our coaching session
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Leaders Fighting Fires: What Darby Did

Leaders Fighting Fires: What Darby Did

It’s hard, especially if you are Canadian, to not love the way Darby Allen leads. He’s the fire chief who
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How do you change when your leader changes?

How do you change when your leader changes?

One of the more significant changes we deal with at work is the change in our reporting relationship. Ray is
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