Growing Leaders

Growing Leaders

This article appeared in “Canadian Government Executive”, September 2007 issue. By Bruce Joyce and Gerry Pulvermacher. Peer Network Coaching: a pragmatic approach to leadership development Public sector leadership is not light duty. While focused on the multiple...
Foreword: Ten Tough Jobs

Foreword: Ten Tough Jobs

Let’s imagine that after years of disciplined study, hard work, learning from mistakes and persevering, you’ve done it – you’ve landed your dream job. The timing is perfect. There’s intense interest just now in your department’s work. Politicians and the public will...
Leadership Tenure: The Argument for Term Limits

Leadership Tenure: The Argument for Term Limits

A short time ago, a leadership change in a particular function was announced at a large professional services firm (not the Managing Partner) with which I’m familiar. A Senior Manager at that firm asked me whether changing a leader with 7 years tenure was good or bad....
The Real Causes of Work Burnout

The Real Causes of Work Burnout

The primary cause of work-related burnout is overload. And don’t fool yourself; you’re not “staying ahead of the game” by answering e-mails and text messages at all hours of the night, while multi-tasking in the washroom on your iPhone or BB or at your child’s hockey...
Intelligent Emotions in Life, Love and on the Job

Intelligent Emotions in Life, Love and on the Job

Most of my thought pieces to date have focused on organizational and workplace related issues. A number of these have drawn positive feedback and I’ve been encouraged to continue sharing my thoughts, observations and expertise. Interestingly, my most recent piece on...