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The Lesser Known Benefits of Employer Sponsored Volunteering

October 29, 2015

Organizations that support and empower their employees’ volunteer efforts generally have lower turnover rates and higher corporate returns.  We know that volunteering makes people feel good and can make the world a better place, but how exactly does this translate into a positive impact for a business? To understand the business impacts, often we need…

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Unleashing the Collective Potential of Diverse Teams in the Workplace

September 30, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to attend a KidSport charity event with some of my colleagues. During the evening, we watched a few short videos featuring people who benefit from the program here in Saskatchewan.  In one testimonial video, a young girl was asked what she enjoys most about being involved in organized sport.  She…

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Lessons From The Edge

March 26, 2015

At Conroy Ross Partners, we’re focused on leadership, and recognize that the right person in the right role can make all the difference for an organization. After 20 years in the business, we’ve helped a lot of companies solve their leadership challenges, and have met some incredible people along the way. This year, to celebrate…

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Take What You Need

January 18, 2013

The other night, I read a great book on leadership titled “Turn The Ship Around” by L. David Marquet. Captain Marquet commanded a nuclear-powered submarine called the USS Santa Fe. The crew went from being “worst to first.” The Santa Fe earned awards for being the most improved ship in the Pacific, and most combat-effective…

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ALL ABOARD! Steering the New Employee in the Right Direction

December 13, 2012

I used to wonder what “Onboarding and Orientation” was all about.  What do you mean I need to board a company ship and orient myself into unchartered waters?  I am sure this is exactly how a lot of new employees feel when they first start their new job and are introduced to the Onboarding and…

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Results of our Leadership Talent Survey

December 7, 2012

Attracting and retaining leadership talent is one of the most important success factors for organizations in Alberta’s energy industry.  In order to assist organizations in developing a better understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of the industry’s talent strategies, Conroy Ross Partners initiated the Leadership Talent Survey. The survey addressed management and executive leaders in…

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What Kind of Leader Am I?

November 9, 2012

As I’m thinking about the flavor of the day, nothing strikes me more than the topic of effective leadership. Countless books have been written on how to be a better leader. The proliferation of resources on this topic is mind-boggling. Is it about the latest research?  Or about the science of leadership? Perhaps it’s about…

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Let Your Light Shine

July 19, 2012

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?… And as we let our own…

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Are You Wishing or Planning?

May 18, 2012

Most days I take the same route home and pass by an Extended Care facility that has a large sign beside the road.  I’m not sure when, but I started to notice that the board had very interesting little sayings or suggestions on a regular basis.  Last month the message was “A goal without a…

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What makes leadership seem so simple yet so hard to do?

May 10, 2012

This is the question I was left with after attending the leadership symposium yesterday in Calgary with Marshall Goldsmith, the world’s authority on leadership. Marshall left me with a number of powerful yet straightforward thoughts that if applied consistently – should help to improve my leadership capability. Quality X Commitment = Probability of Success How…

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Acquisition Annoucement

Optimum Talent Announces the Acquisition of Conroy Ross Partners

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Shake It: The Art of a Great Handshake

It is said that the practice of shaking hands originated in ancient times to show that you wished for a peaceful interaction and held no weapons in your hands.  Whatever the basis, the handshake has become one of few acceptable forms of physical contact between strangers, and leaves a lasting impression. As someone who shakes…

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