Entries by Marie José Bourassa

Creating a New Model for Organizational Improvement.

Written by Caroline Lavigne on February 22, 2020. The famous American architect and systems theorist Buckminster Fuller said that “you never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” When it comes to organizational change initiatives, centering your people makes this insight even more […]

A Corporate Persona: A touchstone to improve culture, wellness and performance.

Written by Caroline Lavigne on September 24, 2020. Introducing Penelope – our NewLeaf corporate persona. Penelope came about as I was working on our Brand Positioning. I thought to myself: How can we ensure that our employees’ personal and professional actions reflect the essence of the NewLeaf brand? I initially started with writing down principles to […]

New Website RFP: Leafers Looking for Webers

NewLeaf Performance is a business management consulting firm that collaborates with clients to create sustainable human centric solutions to meet performance goals. We see ourselves as our own laboratory, through which our humanistic management approach enables us, and our organization, to continuously learn, evolve and co-adapt to the environment. We define ourselves as open and […]

Feeling Fulfilled and Productive as an Employee during COVID-19: 10-Step Cheat Sheet

Written by Virginie B. Locas on March 21, 2020. With many workplaces shifting to a work-from-home model as a result of COVID-19, employees may feel an added sense of uncertainty around adapting their space at home to suit their work needs. Here is a list of 10 tips for employees transitioning to this new reality:   […]

Navigating a New Reality: Helpful Tech to Support Working from Home

Written by Leigha McCarroll on March 20, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly brought many workers around the world into a new working from home reality. While this way of working presents many benefits, it can also cause anxiety related to feelings of isolation, or to feeling uneasy in the face of the avalanche of productivity-boosting […]

Leading from a Distance: Tips for Supportive and Compassionate Leadership During COVID-19

Written by Marie-José (MJ) Bourassa on March 23, 2020. Are you leading an offsite team? Perhaps for you, leading virtually is old hat, or perhaps it is your first time navigating this type of work environment. In times of uncertainty, caring and effective leadership is critical to maintaining workplace and employee wellbeing. Here are some basics […]

Leadership and Mental Health in the Workplace

Wellness in the Workplace Just like the ever-changing seasons, organizations must constantly adapt to their environment, whether it be strategic objectives, human resources or organizational climate. Because an organization is only as effective as its employees, it is necessary to take care of them. Mental health is an important element of employee well-being and effectiveness. […]