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David Gouthro

Recognition Healthy Workplace and Nimble Cultures with David Gouthro and Sarah McVanel

Recognition, Healthy Workplace & Nimble Cultures with David Gouthro & Sarah McVanel [V]

By David Gouthro / November 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

This clip is David interviewing Sarah.

A transcript of this interview is available on LinkedIn.

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From Deadlines to Livelines!

Get “U” Out Of The Way! [A]

By David Gouthro / November 21, 2016 / 0 Comments

I’m amazed at how one letter of the alphabet can cause such a profound shift in perception. I admit, this is a fairly ambiguous statement to begin an article with—and yet I’m totally convinced of the truth of it. Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of personal and professional time exploring the topics of teams, […]

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Striding Bravely Into The Darkness!

Striding Bravely Into The Darkness! [A]

By David Gouthro / November 20, 2016 / 0 Comments

When I was asked to do a presentation for this meeting, I was uncertain as to what most people (including myself) would be interested in. So I suggested a number of topics to the program committee. They narrowed it down to two. “Striding Boldly Into The Darkness” was the one I was most unclear (and […]

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From Deadlines to Livelines!

From Deadlines to Livelines! [A]

By David Gouthro / November 20, 2016 / 0 Comments

Deadline! The word strikes fear deep into the heart of anyone who has ever owned a watch or calendar. Think about the affect of the word. Say it over and over again: deadline, deadline, DEADLINE! How often have you engaged in a monumental physical, emotional and intellectual struggle to meet or beat a deadline? The stress, […]

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From The Forest of La Hulpe, Belgium – Reflections on Quality [A]

By David Gouthro / November 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

The following observations were made in the forest outside a training facility in La Hulpe, Belgium. I believe that several days of thinking about quality have focused the senses through which I become aware of my surroundings. As a result, aspects of quality made themselves known through the touch of a beech tree, the sound […]

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Paradigms From Theory to Action

Paradigms: From Theory to Action [A]

By David Gouthro / November 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

It has been about two years since we first began our work with XYZ, and over 150 managers have been through the Supporting People program. Periodically we step back and try to determine if the work we have been doing has made any difference. And every time we do that, we are repeatedly reminded of […]

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FRED: A Coach and Approach for Agile Learners [A]

By David Gouthro / November 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

Heard just about enough about the learning organization, continuous learning, life-long learning, team learning, learn as if your life depends on it, Total Quality Learning, learning for earning and learning collaboratives? Tired of rhetoric and detailed descriptions of what these learning “things” are, but a touch short on usable tools for implementing them? Me too! […]

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When Does New Become Old? [P]

By David Gouthro / November 14, 2016 / 0 Comments

I guess there must be someone in the Parks Communications Department who felt it was important to let people know that this is not a piece of installation art that was placed there intentionally. I have walked by this particular log on many occasions and the sign has not changed. I can’t help but wonder […]

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Visual Culture Clash [P]

By David Gouthro / November 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

Visual example of a culture clash!

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Courage Canadian Style: Up Close and Personal!

By David Gouthro / November 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

Relative to many other countries and cultures, Canadians are not often viewed of as being particularly courageous. Too bad, really. Because most Canadians I know act with courage on a regular basis. Perhaps as we approach the 150th anniversary of Canada’s inception (which was an act of courage in and of itself) we should pause […]

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