Harvey Schachter, The Globe and Mail

Harvey Schachter

The Globe and Mail

Kingston, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Harvey:

In moments of change, how leaders can focus on cultivating calm, instead of instilling fear

A trio of McKinsey consultants argue instilling fear drains energy and leads people to double down on their ineffective existing behaviours rather than embrace new ways → Read More

Dialogue is tricky when you’re managing an inner monologue, too

Author Chuck Wisner breaks down The Art of Conscious Conversations → Read More

For a business to succeed, focus less on quality of ideas and more on quantity

Stanford design professors say idea flow – the number of ideas you can generate – is the only metric that matters in business. Don’t stop at three or four ideas, when faced with a decision, aim for hundreds → Read More

Reason, emotions and rivers: Different ideas on how best to tackle a to-do list

The Globe and Mail offers the most authoritative news in Canada, featuring national and international news → Read More

Stop trying to fix women. Start fixing your organization for gender equality

Organizations need a culture of coaching to help people progress; this requires extensive thought, preparation and investment of resources to be effective → Read More

Objectivity and the successful sales professional

As well as being change agents and catalytic chemists, top salespeople must be decision architects → Read More

Your AI may not be ethical. Here’s what to do

For bias identification and mitigation, you need expertise in this complex field, and structures that can help to guard against the unethical machines you may be unleashing and overseeing → Read More

Why quitting is for winners in poker, careers and life

The skill of quitting can be valuable, keeping you from rigidly persisting when it no longer makes sense → Read More

Five reasons leaders fail, plus four habits that could be hurting your leadership

Let’s look at some missteps to guard against for leaders, starting with five reasons consultant David Burkus lists for failing → Read More

‘Learn to calm the chaos and find joy in busy days’: Nine rules to find tranquillity

Practical, if at times unexpected, suggestions for achieving greater tranquility when you have a lot to juggle at once → Read More

Lose the fear of standing out: Deviating from the norm can be an advantage for women, expert says

Deviance from the norm is usually viewed negatively, but behavioural scientists are starting to pay attention to an intriguing reversal of perspective → Read More

Essential career questions to ask yourself, from management guru Peter Drucker

Besides concentrating on your strengths and working to improve them, you need to pay attention to where your intellectual arrogance is making you ignorant → Read More

There often isn’t one right choice: Why we must embrace both options simultaneously

Black-or-white thinking could be disastrous when making difficult decisions → Read More

From avoiding gossip to knowing your goal, nine practical ways to deal with a difficult colleague

Guidelines to help improve your skills when dealing with a difficult coworker. The first step? Cutting yourself some slack → Read More

Diversity training needs connection not instruction: Prescriptions to get it right

Despite the urgency that often surrounds diversity training, don’t expect a silver bullet → Read More

How taking a 12-hour walk can allow you to rethink your career and life

Before you set out, record a short video of yourself stating your intentions and what limiting beliefs you want to silence → Read More

Knowing the six kinds of genius at work is the secret to managing happy and effective teams

Finding our genius might lead us to focus on what excites us and what we excel at, but it may be more important to identify what saps our energy → Read More

The key to sorting through ethical dilemmas is to form a triangle

Envision an ethical dilemma as a triangle representing personal morality, societal ethics and the responsibilities of your role at work. The triangle enables the use of a third dimension as a tiebreaker when the other two are clashing → Read More

Three skills that correlate with trust and how leaders can build it

Leaders can earn the trust of their employees by focusing on the trifecta of trust: expertise, consistency and fostering strong relationships → Read More

Don’t underestimate how productive quiet time can be

New study touts the of taking time to be alone and think to boost productivity at work → Read More