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4 Reasons Why You Need a Chief of Staff

Back in January, Chiz noticed a red-hot thread running through his conversations with other leaders: burnout. People were arriving back at their desks feeling even more drained than before the holidays began. Nobody was ready to return. Nobody…
March 30, 2022 by Roy Group
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Five Tips For Showing Up As Your Finest Self

It takes practice to occupy the ground well. Practice underpins our why. When people embed the tools and practices we teach, and commit to learning from their application, they make progress toward mastery of their conduct — a prerequisite…
February 23, 2022 by Roy Group
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Conversations With Roy: Love Your People. Lead With Purpose.

We know exceptional leadership when we see it. And in the coming months, we’re inviting the voices of more exceptional leaders onto our blog, to share what they think is important to focus on now. In this edition of Conversations with Roy,…
January 19, 2022 by Roy Group
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The Way You Choose To Conduct Yourself When Your World Burns

It was mid-July when the fires started in our part of the province. We live near Vernon, in central British Columbia. Prime wildfire territory: semi-desert, low precipitation, high summer temperatures. As we live in a more rural area,…
December 21, 2021 by Roy Group
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Steps To Building A Coaching Culture

There’s a lot of talk about the shift toward coaching cultures in organizations. This is a good thing. Roy Group has been ready for this for a long time. But what does “a coaching approach” really mean? Our definition of coaching…
December 7, 2021 by Roy Group
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Start. Again. A Practice Of Accountability

Photo by S Migaj on Unsplash By Ian Chisholm If you’ve known me for any length of time, you’ll know I like the idea of new starts. I like early mornings. I like September for the new start it represents. I like January for the same…
November 9, 2021 by Roy Group
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Roy Group Research: Stories Of Mentorship

Robert Henderson, Mark Bell and Ian Chisholm ca. 2011 By Ian Chisholm If someone asked me to share a story where I received guidance from a Mentor, I’d start with this one. The feeling that comes up for me is that something potent and…
October 27, 2021 by Roy Group
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When Your Chief Of Staff Passes The Baton

Formerly titled “What is it time for? Continuing the evolution,” this post originally took the form of a personal letter from our then Chief of Staff, Jonny Schwartz, to the whole Roy Group team. Jonny wrote his letter early in the summer…
September 24, 2021 by Roy Group
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Conversations With Roy: We Often Don’t See Our Mentors Until We Look Back

Every now and then, a person you never suspected turns out to be a powerful Mentor. You walk beside someone on the path for a few years. Or a few decades. And one day, you turn around and look back over all the ground you’ve covered together. And…
September 24, 2021 by Roy Group