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

Leaders who don't plan: Herculean efforts are not always heroic

Leaders who don’t plan: Herculean efforts are not always heroic

by Jill Malleck, MA, PCC Master Integral Coach There is a skill gap in leaders which is most annoying for
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Replace Criticism with Critique: Part Two How To

Replace Criticism with Critique: Part Two How To

Last blog talked about how to reframe your role as performance manager so that you are critiquing vs. criticizing.  This
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Replace Criticism with Critique: Part One

Replace Criticism with Critique: Part One

Every leader faces the dilemma of how to motivate others to do their best, while correcting them when they don’t.
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3 Magical Questions to Open Possibilities

3 Magical Questions to Open Possibilities

I have always loved the story of Jack and Beanstalk. While Jack may have seemed foolish to trade his cow
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Let's Lower the Bar on Inspirational Leadership

Let’s Lower the Bar on Inspirational Leadership

Since the 1980s, leaders have been told they need to inspire their followers to accomplish great things. Researchers and popular
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Forget thick skin - take opposition personally

Forget thick skin – take opposition personally

Are good leaders still expected to fall in line, and never break rank? It might seem so, judged by interesting
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Too busy at work? Read this.

Too busy at work? Read this.

Here is a tale of two leaders: Leo is finding it hard to get home in time to see his
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Research Results: What Do Gamers Expect of Workplace Leaders?

Research Results: What Do Gamers Expect of Workplace Leaders?

In December, 2013 I began a research project to explore what online gamers, specifically those who play Massively Multiplayer Online
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Personal Change: Why it's good to be hungry.

Personal Change: Why it’s good to be hungry.

 It’s spring - finally - in my part of the world, and like many Canadians I begin to think about
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Leaders: Do you pass the sniff test?

Leaders: Do you pass the sniff test?

Many leaders I work with are interested in increasing employee engagement. In HR press we read about the high levels
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End the Drama at Work

End the Drama at Work

Perhaps it’s because we are in the middle of a deep-freeze and spending less time outdoors, but it seems that
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How to Move to Action

How to Move to Action

The first month of the year seems like a good time to write about action. Especially if you’ve been off
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A Daily Scan Habit for More Effective Leadership

A Daily Scan Habit for More Effective Leadership

I have a program on my computer which, each day, scans the system. It lets me know by way of
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Tips for Leading Virtual Meetings

Tips for Leading Virtual Meetings

The trend to working from home is growing, and along with that comes the increase in virtual meetings. At the same
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MMORPG Players' Opinions about Leadership

MMORPG Players’ Opinions about Leadership

This post is an invitation to complete a short online survey to contribute to a research study which I am undertaking
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Don't miss anything in your Change Plan

Don’t miss anything in your Change Plan

by Jill Malleck and Meg Salter, Integral Master Coachesä Ask 12 people what’s going on during change and you’ll get
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