The Spirit of Work: How courtesy, respect and thoughtfulness create the foundation for all other work success
Have you participated on teams with productivity methods and strategies, only to experience things being just the same as they were? Methods become empty shells that increase cynicism unless people truly value each other as one human spirit connecting with another. Foundational to developing this kind of meaningful connection is knowing how to speak and act in ways that nourish people’s hearts and promote goodwill. There is a saying, “Lead from the heart and the mind will follow.” We are all longing to belong and feel valued at work. We are thirsty to experience unity of purpose and community. This presentation will show you how to connect authentically to your colleagues from a spiritual centre, develop your true leadership style, and cultivate mutual responsibility and purpose. We will accomplish all this in 30 minutes by focusing on how to show qualities of courtesy, respect and thoughtfulness in the workplace.
Marie Gervais, PhD., CSTD, CEO, Shift Management Inc., specializes in helping people find work in their field, learn at work and be happy and productive in their jobs. She provides leadership and culturally competent management training for industry, writes workplace eLearning curriculum, and develops and manages projects for integration of immigrant workers and immigrant entrepreneurship. Her work focuses on developing diverse workforce capacity and helping industry build a talent pipeline. She recently created the Alberta Global Talent Equip to Hire Immigrants Integration Tool for Central Alberta, and CPA’s Canadian Business Accounting for Internationally Trained Accountants. Work and Culture Online, 10 eLearning modules for internationally trained professionals and their managers, has had over 10,000 users internationally and is continuously gaining in popularity. A lifelong learner, Marie is a credentialed evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society and a Certified Training and Development Professional.