Blog Posts by Guest Authors

Nate Miller - pic 3 Reasons To Allow Your Employees To Use Social Media At Work -

Thanks to Nate Miller for contributing this post to CSD.

If most of the day is spent on the computer, many workers often sneak away from their official duties at least a few times a day to check up on the action on their personal social media accounts. Many businesses frown on this type of “time...Read More

Audrey Thomas Same Old, Same Old. Breaking The Habit Of Over Processing -

Thanks to Audrey Thomas from Organized Audrey for contributing this post to CSD. We welcome submissions from everyone and we’d love to hear from you.

It has been said that nothing kills creativity more than tradition. We do things because we’ve always done them.  In the office we often complete processes in the...Read More

Gloria_Burgess 3 Tips To Becoming A Better Leader -

Thanks to Gloria J. Burgess, PhD, President and CEO of Jazz, Inc.  for contributing this post to CSD.

A Fortune 500 company, a small business, a startup, a volunteer association. No matter the size, there is something every successful organization has in common: Leadership. 

But what separates a good leader from a poor one? 

Is it enough to...Read More

Food vision CornerStone’s Principles Nourish a Local Market -

Thanks to Sarah Hood, a Toronto-based freelancer, for contributing this post to CSD.

The Leslieville Farmers’ Market, born in east-end Toronto in June of 2011, has been a big success story, drawing as many as 1,500 people weekly to shop for fresh local produce, chat with their neighbours, food producers and farmers, and learn about...Read More

Cheri Essner We Value Team, We is Better Than Me -

Thanks to Cheri Essner, PMP, MCPM, MCBA founder of KoreBuilders.ca for contributing this post to CSD.

Team Building provides employees with a high level sense of purpose, effective communication, trusting relationships, clarity of objectives, waste management awareness and ethical conduct.

The additional value of teambuilding provides a strong and decisive management style. The stress among...Read More

Susanne Madsen 10 Tips for Handling Conflict -

Thanks to Susanne Madsen, a Project Leadership Coach for contributing this post to CSD.

Conflict is a situation where people have contrasting feelings, needs, perceptions and interests. It often occurs when people feel they are losing something they value. This could be anything from material to immaterial possessions, such as ideals, standards, aspirations, reputation,...Read More

Shim Marom Project Management Principles Every Business Person Should Use -

Thanks to Shim Marom, owner of the quantmleap project management blog for contributing this post to CSD.

For the uninitiated the term Project Management might sound like an exotic, uncharted and illusive idea. After all, in the majority of the cases, our encounter with the term ‘project’, let alone ‘project management’ is when we hear in...Read More

Empowerment Cover - straight on Empower Yourself Through Adriana’s New Pocket Book! -

As Adriana launches her inaugural Pocket Book, Opening the Doors to Empowerment, we have invited author and occasional collaborator Sarah B. Hood to interview her about the new publication.

Sarah: Your first “Pocket Book” is an unusual kind of a publication: it’s a handy little volume that you could tuck into your pocket or...Read More

Susanne Madsen 7 Things Project Managers Should Do Every Day -

Thanks to Susanne Madsen, a Project Leadership Coach for contributing this post to CSD.

 As a project manager, you are the one others turn to for day-to-day decision-making, direction and issue resolution. It is important that you set a good example and seek to be the best you can every single day. The 7 areas below will help you achieve...Read More
Irene Becker 10 Ways To Lead Forward In Times Of Complexity & Change -

Every human journey, career, life history is punctuated by experiences that defy human logic

Thanks to Irene Becker from Just Coach It for contributing this post to CSD. 

Times when we cannot equate what has transpired with a sense of what is right, just or fair. Other times, when we know that we have been complicit in some...Read More

Irene Becker From Now To How: Social, Virtual and Cross Generational Leadership -

Thanks to Irene Becker from Just Coach It for contributing this post to CSD. We welcome submissions from everyone and we’d love to hear from you. Visit our Writer’s Guidelines and learn how you can share your advice here.  

You can criticize, condemn and complain or imagine, inspire and innovate. Your choice will determine your...Read More

Audrey Thomas Create a Productive Home Office -

Thanks to Audrey Thomas from Organized Audrey for contributing this post to CSD. 

Would it surprise you to learn the average individual spends 150 hours each year looking for misplaced information?

That’s nearly four work weeks! And if you struggle with being disorganized, chances are you’re spending even more than that.

Implementing just a few simple organizing techniques when...Read More

Audrey Thomas Decision Made -

Are you ready to get organized?

Thanks to Audrey Thomas from Organized Audrey for contributing this post to CSD. 

Ask a dozen people why they think they experience disorganization and you’ll hear a dozen different answers. Some of the most common reasons include:

I don’t have enough storage space I was never disorganized until I got married or had kids I...Read More
Irene Becker What Does Leadership Really Mean? -

Helping smart people and organizations move forward smarter, faster, happier

Thanks to Irene Becker from Just Coach It for contributing this post to CSD. 

“Leadership is a big word with such a broad, deep, and pervasive meaning. You know it when you see it. You know when it is missing. Good leaders distill complexity into the things that...Read More

Richard van der Lee Limited Thinking: Employee & Organization Obstructions -

Thanks to Richard van der Lee from Vision on Talent for contributing this post to CSD. We welcome submissions from everyone and we’d love to hear from you. Visit our Writer’s Guidelines and learn how you can share your advice here.  

A long time ago Greek philosopher Socrates (469-399 BC) wrote the following profound words:

“Let...Read More