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Achievement Resolutions

By Allan Stewart

Happy New Year!

The start of a new year. This is a time when people look back at the previous twelve months with either nostalgia or sometimes regret and look forward to the upcoming year with hope. For many, that means setting resolutions or goals. Setting New Year’s Resolutions is indicative of the willingness of people to take more control of who they are and where they are going – in other words – become more achievement oriented.

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Holiday Greetings from HS Canada

By Allan Stewart

Season's Greetings Everyone:

As 2021 winds to a close, I wanted to share my thoughts on the past year, as well as my hopes for the future. Now, more than any other time, we must continue to think and act in Constructive ways. For, it is only by continuing to control how we think and feel about ourselves, our relationships with others, and the tasks ahead of us can we emerge from this pandemic as strong (or stronger) than we were before.

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In an industry saturated with any number of team building activities, Human Synergistics Desert Survival Simulation™ is the single most popular training tool in the world. It has been used around the world in every possible industry for 50 years. The Subarctic Survival Simulation™ is a close second. Why are these and other survival simulations from Human Synergistics so popular among workshop and seminar leaders, as well as consultants and university professors? The simple answer is that they are fun! But there are more, complex reasons for their popularity.

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How Leaders Impact Culture

By Allan Stewart

How Leaders Impact Culture

Over the years, one the questions that almost always comes up when starting to assess and change and organization’s culture is “What’s the best way to improve our culture quickly?”

While there is no ‘quick fix’ when it comes to long-term, sustainable culture change, there is one constant causal factor that always needs to be addressed in some way. That of course, is Leadership.

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The Culture Pandemic

By Allan Stewart

In March of 2020, offices everywhere began to send their employees home. Little did we know the scope and magnitude of what we were facing. Figuring out virtual meetings, dealing with kids and pets, and watching the world seemingly unravel from the isolation of our computer screens, all took its toll. But what about organizations? We’ve all heard of businesses that have thrived and failed during The Pandemic, either by circumstance or strategy, but what’s been going on inside those organizations? What about the Culture?

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When Cultures Collide

By Allan Stewart

Any organization that has gone through a merger has probably spent a lot of time and money ensuring that the “numbers” of the new organization will work. In contrast, few bother to look at what will really makes the new company successful – the people.

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One More Time – Why Culture Matters

By Allan Stewart

Culture is the overall expectations of members’ attitudes and behaviours – what it takes to “fit in”. These expectations can be communicated subtly, sub-consciously or explicitly. For non-management personnel, culture answers questions such as “How do I fit in? How do I excel? And, (sometimes) how do I survive?” For management, culture answers questions more like, “How do I expect people to fit in, excel and survive?”

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