The Science of Leadership

BluEra was excited to host an exclusive event with Dr. Julian Barling on Tuesday. His talk inspired us and our guests to think about how we can create an environment where employees “love” their jobs, “want” to do a great job, and “believe” their work is absolutely essential. Leadership is about being ethical, inspirational, developmental, and relational.  We began with a minute of counting our breaths to become more present and receptive to the material Dr. Barling provided.  His book is entitled, The Science of Leadership.

We learned that leadership is all about the moments. What is the smallest thing you can do to improve your teams self-perception, their work experiences, and create trust?

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BluEra builds evolved and awakened teams through executive search, team transformation, and coaching practices.

What is the #ExecCareer Chat?

BlueSteps optimizes the visiblity of top executive search firms and positions for executives across the globe. Only members of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), have access to the executive career profiles. As a member, BluEra has been invited by BlueSteps to participate in their #ExecCareer Chat happening on Tuesday April 8th from 10am – 10:30am.

#ExecCareer Chat is a weekly Q&A for senior-level executives answering your questions about various topics in the executive search and executive career management areas. Their expert panelists will answer both pre-submitted and live questions during the chat using #ExecCareer on Twitter. The goal of #ExecCareer Chat is to help executives better manage their job search and career.

Catherine Bell, Founder of BluEra, as well as Keith Pearson, Founder of Pearson Parsons International executive search firm, will be the chat panelists for the upcoming session.

Please join them on Tuesday April 8th from 10am – 10:30am MST for an interesting discussion on Twitter.

Please click here for more details.

 

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Distress Centre – Board Opportunity

The Distress Centre has a 40+ year legacy of creating lasting social impact as one of the critical services in Calgary’s network of care in the community. Together, their staff and volunteers create a unique culture and supportive work environment that sets them apart.

A Board opportunity has come available for the position of Treasurer.  The Treasurer will provide oversight and governance of the financial activities of, and financial management of Distress Centre, in addition to regular director responsibilities. While performed on behalf of the Board, this role does not in any mitigate the fiduciary responsibilities of each Board Member.  They are seeking someone with approximately 10 years of progressive finance and accounting experience, including cash management, budgeting, financial reporting and strategic financial accounting to join their board.

This is an opportunity to work with an experienced, talented leadership team and Board, and be a key contributor.

 

For more information please view the profile below and contact Anna Nelson at nelsonanna@shaw.ca.

View the profile.

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Dr. Julian Barling’s events across Canada

So how do leaders work their magic? A large volume of research confirms what we all know: leadership works!  But how does it work? Drawing on insights from Dr. Julian Barling’s new book, “The Science of Leadership: Lessons from research for organizational leaders”, he will delve into what constitutes the best of leadership, and the three psychological mechanisms that help explain how such leadership exerts its effects.  This knowledge will be interesting, but also useful: Knowing what makes for wonderful leadership, and how it exerts its effects, will make it more likely that we can engage in the best of leadership.

Please join Dr. Barling in the following cities:

March 27:  Ottawa, ON – The Westin Ottawa

April 2: Toronto, ON- The Toronto Region Board of Trade

April 8: Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Lawn, Tennis & Badminton Club

April 9: Calgary, AB – Glencoe Club

You can register at https://business.queensu.ca/events/julian_barling_book_tour/index.php

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BluEra builds evolved and awakened teams through executive search, team transformation, and coaching practices.

Corporate Based Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness is a practice that BluEra invites you to implement within your daily routine, and especially within your corporate environment.  In addition to our videos, and our mindful moments within team transformation workshops, we are teaming up with the Potential project to  bring the Mindfulness at Work program to our Toronto office starting April 2nd.

Every Wednesday evening, for 10 weeks, we will spend 1.5 hours learning and practicing techniques that are scientifically proven to increase effectiveness at work, home and in the community.  According to Wendy Woods, Senior Trainer at the Potential Project, practicing mindfulness is analogous to “taking your mind to the gym”.  Participants from previous programs report and measure higher productivity at work, an increased ability to remain present, and being more attuned to challenges and opportunities, despite background noise and environmental conditions.  The program is designed to give participants the tools to yield increased innovation, productivity, happiness and health.

To learn more about the Mindfulness at Work program, please connect with Carolyn Duckworth at 647-260-0361 or Carolyn@bluera.ca.

 

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BluEra builds evolved and awakened teams through executive search, team transformation, and coaching practices.

 

Women of Influence – Special Report featuring Catherine Bell

We are proud to announce that Catherine Bell, Director and Co-Founder of BluEra, has been featured in a Special Report in the Women of Influence magazine.

As a graduate from the Queen’s School of Business Executive MBA program, Catherine shares her experiences and tools that have allowed her to succeed.

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Recognizing Alberta’s Top 65 Employers

As a boutique firm that builds evolved and awakened team, BluEra has the privilege of choosing the companies we work with.  We choose companies that value their employees, find innovative ways to support them, create opportunities for growth and challenge, and understand that a diverse team adds value throughout the organization. The organizations we work with share our values and contribute to the community we live and work in.

We are pleased to announce that many of our clients made Alberta’s Top 65 Employers 2014 list.  Congraulations to all the companies who have created exceptional places to work and continue to be innovative and creative in a competitive job market.

View Alberta’s Top 65 Employer list.

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The Science of Leadership event

On April 9th at 5:30pm at the Glencoe Club,  you are invited to join Queen’s School of Business and renowned leadership expert, Dr. Julian Barling. for a series of live events across Canada. Drawing on lessons from his new book, The Science of Leadership, Dr. Barling will explore what knowledge derived from leadership research means for all of us, including questions such as:

How do we translate leadership research into everyday behaviours?

Are good leaders born or made? Can leadership be taught?

What is at the core of organizational leadership?

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit this link.

Information on Dr. Barling
Julian Barling is an authority on transformational leadership, and has received numerous awards for teaching and research. He holds the Borden Chair of Leadership at Queen’s School of Business, and is the author of The Science of Leadership: Lessons from Research for Organizational Leaders, published by Oxford University Press in January 2014. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and named a Queen’s Research Chair in 2002. He has been elected a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, the Association for Psychological Sciences, and the Canadian Psychological Association. He has received several teaching awards, including the National Post’s “Leaders in Business Education.” He is the author of over 175 articles and 10 books, including the Handbook of Organizational Behavior, the Handbook of Work Stress, and the Handbook of Workplace Violence.

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BluEra builds evolved and awakened teams through executive search, team transformation, and coaching practices.

Join us at the Joe’s Team Launch Party!

We are excited to invite you to the Joe’s Team Launch Party in support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation on Monday February 3rd from 5-7pm at National on 10th Ave SW.  Please join us!

BluEra is a proud sponsor of Joe’s Team Triathlon and a partner with the Alberta Cancer Foundation in our BluBoard initiative.  Stay tuned for our BluBoard announcement.

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BluEra builds evolved and awakened teams through executive search, team transformation, and coaching practices.

BluEra, Founder and Namaste Insights

Catherine Bell recently wrote two articles with Paul Zelizer, on Parenting Insides and What Living a Lie Tells Us About Living a Truth:  Lessons from Kumare for Namaste Insights (on pages 27 and 47 respectively).  The documentary film Kumare contains many lessons on leadership.   She invites all leaders to consider the mirrors around them, and to do some serious reflection on the thoughtfulness of their leadership approach.  Are we really being mindful?  Heartful?  Kumare invites us all to find the leader within. For the parents amongst us, Parenting Insides provides some interesting lessons from working parents.

Click here to visit the two articles on page 27 and 47 with Nasmaste Insights.

 

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