Current Volatility Signals Significant Paradigm Shift

Current Volatility Signals Significant Paradigm Shift

Operational dynamics for large and small companies and businesses are in the throes of a significant paradigm shift. Hybrid work arrangements are being re-assessed. Work from home strategies continue to evolve. The return of workers to offices continues to be challenged.

The emergence of a new paradigm has at its core the inherent need for women to take a stronger place in the decision-making process of operational businesses whether they be monolithic in size or small to mid sized enterprises. What worked prior to 2020 is now a somewhat distant memory with significant displacement of workers in service, travel, and entertainment areas including sporting events.

Solutions today require the presence of women and the inherent wisdom of the feminine. The model of women needing to emulate men is outdated. Today the emphasis is on developing a different way of doing and operating businesses of all sizes. Once such way is to focus on the wisdom of women and the operation of businesses from a model of cooperation versus competition. A model that focuses on inclusivity and that allows for the flow of creativity in all areas and directions. A model that is not linear.

Current volatility is alive and seems to be thriving. The questions that arise is what are we as a species doing to embrace and allow the wisdom of women to take form and manifest a different operational structure?

The old is crumbling – the time is ripe for the new and for women to become front and center of the emerging paradigm shift.

Marie-Helene Sakowski, Operational Transformation, info@effectiveplacement.com

Leaders & Attrition to Attraction

All leaders within organizations are being challenged to turn attrition within the work force to attraction to the work force. To engage in the transformation process of your business or organization requires a time for reflection or contemplation. Before executing on your next moves as leaders take the time to pause and consider the following:

  • Are the people in our business in the right places? Are managers and leaders in the right spot to improve employee engagement and morale?
  • What training and development opportunities are being provided to employees, leaders, and managers to boost their skills in hybrid environments?
  • What initiatives have been taken by leadership and management to transform the organizational culture to different operating structures that minimize or transform the weaknesses that were present before 2020?
  • What consideration has been given to deploying new benefits for everyone within the organization?
  • Does your organization foster a sense of community, connection and belonging?

Attraction will not take place from the same model that has caused attrition. A new model is required and answering the above questions starts the process off.

What new initiatives has your organization undertaken to keep people within your work force?

Marie-Helene Sakowski, Transformational Consultant, info@effectiveplacement.com

Wisdom & Power Now: For Women – Increasing Creativity & A Sense of Belonging – December 5, 2021

Join us for a session that will explore:

  • Allowing your creativity to surface no matter what is going on
  • Addressing your need for a deeper sense of belonging
  • An added dimension to what inclusivity may look and fell like for you

Sunday, December 5, 2021 – 1:30 – 3 PM for Part 2 of Having Life by Design. The session will take place over Zoom

For you as a woman to embrace your power in this time of constant change and transition self care is essential and crucial. It is also vital to focus on the areas of your life that may have been lost or set aside as you have been dealing with constant level of change in your personal and work lives.

Workshop 2 will focus on methods for developing the above aspects. Participants will receive a recording of the session along with a workbook.

The fee for the session is $20.00 Once you have registered and e-transferred payment you

Will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting.

To reserve your spot – email Marie-Helene at wisdomandpowernow@gmail.com.  Your spot is reserved once you receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link for the session.

I look forward to engaging with you in work that is life altering in nature.

All the best,

Marie-Helene

Liberal Arts & Soft Skills

Working with hiring managers in several different industries including mining, safety, manufacturing, and health care the one common denominator for skills from the Executive Suite to the frontend office has been soft skills.

Yes – soft skills – those skills that require having good to great people proficiencies. Most managers agree that technological skills are taught in higher education or learned on the job. Soft skills on the other hand are a learned behavior that is not typically taught in the workplace.

Soft skills in this case refer to interpersonal communication skills, relating to others, being approachable, having a good attitude, being pleasant to work with, having cognitive or emotional empathy, and having harmonious interactions with others. Mastery of these skills enables a person to engage and influence others. 

The person with great soft skills leads with confidence. They are also able to manage stress. Another attribute is patience.

Having a good work ethic in terms of being present to the situation, with a willingness to learn something new is part of having well developed soft skills.

It turns out that people with an Arts degree may have the right type of soft skills to succeed in areas that are uncertain and murky.  Why – because they are curious and willing to try new things; they great at decoding or analytics, and they communicate with empathy to others at all levels of an organization.

Marie-Helene Sakowski, Transformational Consultant, info@effectiveplacement.com

Leaders and the Great Resignation

As someone in a leadership role or someone who oversees leaders in your organization are you taking the necessary steps to have people particularly women stay with your company? Or are you relying on an outdated model that fosters misalignment between the employer (you as a leader) and the employees that report to you?

Leaders in business today wondering why people are resigning need to ask the fundamental question of why. One aspect of a wave of resignations points to leadership focusing on transactional ways of doing business. A few examples are valuing results over the employee, higher compensation without increased autonomy for the employee.

In today’s world what is required of leaders is a relational approach. Examples would be a more consultative approach that involves employees in the decision-making process, and an emphasis on developing greater job satisfaction for employees.

Leaders today must take action that includes employees in decision making and not take action that decides for the employees. Part of that process includes building a sense of community and belonging.

What actions have your taken to ensure that you have grown your connection to employees in your business?

Marie-Helene Sakowski, Transformational Consultant, info@effectiveplacement.com

New Opportunities Arise from Vulnerability

Today most people are experiencing a degree of vulnerability that is uncomfortable and disconcerting. This is particularly true for women. The past two years have proven to be beyond day-to-day challenging. As the methods of doing work evolve from a structured approach to one that is generally more fluid and with that fluidity crossing over into personal and family life it is useful to take a fresh look at vulnerability. To be vulnerable is to be willing to show emotion or to risk being hurt or attacked.

Being Vulnerable has Integrity – It is honourable to show up at work or in your personal life and be willing to risk being seen for stating your feelings that may be contrary to what is expected of you. The act of showing up and being open is an act that indicates you are a person that is integrated and knows yourself.

Vulnerability Leads to Authenticity – Being authentic is to state your position clearly without drama or blame. When working with others it is important to have an alignment with the processes that are occurring. I have taken on clients where I was not in alignment with the product or service being offered. Those assignments were often fraught with difficulty. The results were mixed and I was not at my best.  Now I accept those assignments where I am aligned with the overall purpose and methods by which the business is conducted. And I am able to be authentic in working with my clients.

Vulnerability Leads to Enhanced Engagement – When working with clients and presenting authentically the level of engagement increases dramatically. Cooperation is heightened and morale improves. 

What areas have opened up for you when you have allowed your vulnerability to be seen?

Marie-Helene Sakowski, Transformational Consultant, info@effectiveplacement.com

Wisdom & Power Now: For Women – The Next Step – November 7, 2021

Does life feel challenging and somewhat out of control for you? As a woman at this time are you feeling the impact of the past 20 months? Saying yes to either question indicates that a change in your focus and perception would be beneficial for you.

Bring your Bestie and join myself and other women for 2.5 hour workshop featuring strategies for re-designing your life so that you feel more at ease – and less at the beck and call of circumstances around you.

Join me at the Devic Center for Workshop 1, Sunday – Nov 7/21 from 1:30 – 4 PM for an Introductory Exploration of Living Life by Design. Come early and walk the Labyrinth or check out the Medicine Wheel.

The Devic Center – GPS Coordinates: 51.910013,-106.973619 Phone: 306.955.4332 or 1.866.955.4332 Website: www.ablecrystals.com email: devas@ablecrystals.com ROUTE 1 via Pike Lake is about 40km from Circle & 22nd Drive West on 22nd Street or 11th Street and take Highway 7 towards Rosetown. Turn Left onto Highway 60 towards Pike Lake, past the gas station, and Turn Right onto Highway 766 towards Delisle. Continue for 11 km. Turn Left at sign to “the Devic Centre and Labyrinth” (Rge Rd 3075). Follow gravel road 1.6 km to the Devic Centre.

A suggested donation for attendance is $20, payable at the door or via etransfer. To reserve your spot – email Marie-Helene at wisdomandpowernow@gmail.com

Wisdom & Power Now: For Women – Are you Ready to Redesign your Life?

Are you one of the many women at this time who is feeling the impact of the past 20 months? Do you feel overwhelmed and challenged by the day-to-day requirements of your home and career life? Saying yes to either question indicates that a change in your focus and perception would be beneficial for you.

Bring your Bestie and join myself and other women for 2.5 hour workshop featuring strategies for re-designing your life so that you feel more at ease – and less at the beck and call of circumstances around you.

The event is held at the Devic Center – a place of beauty and tranquility. Come early and walk the Labyrinth or check out the Medicine Wheel.

Driving directions to the Devic Center follow. I look forward to seeing you.

The Devic Center – GPS Coordinates: 51.910013,-106.973619 Phone: 306.955.4332 or 1.866.955.4332 Website: www.ablecrystals.com email: devas@ablecrystals.com ROUTE 1 via Pike Lake is about 40km from Circle & 22nd Drive West on 22nd Street or 11th Street and take Highway 7 towards Rosetown. Turn Left onto Highway 60 towards Pike Lake, past the gas station, and Turn Right onto Highway 766 towards Delisle. Continue for 11 km. Turn Left at sign to “the Devic Centre and Labyrinth” (Rge Rd 3075). Follow gravel road 1.6 km to the Devic Centre.

A suggested donation for attendance is $20, payable at the door or via etransfer. Space is limited. To reserve your spot – email Marie-Helene at wisdomandpowernow@gmail.com.  Your spot is reserved once you receive an email confirmation.

Wisdom & Power Now: For Women – Time for a Life Re-Design

For many women, the 1st quarter of 2020 brought about dramatic changes in their lives. Suddenly they were working from home, managing their children, being responsible for childcare along with dealing with a spouse or partner who too was working from home. Granted not everyone working was relegated to working from home. Those women working in construction, mining, industrial, and commercial manufacturing continued to go to work with modified changes to their schedules and routines.

A number of women have felt various constrictions over the past 1.5 years. At the same time there are those women who are thriving and finding themselves in new situations, making great connections, and enjoying life despite the conditions around them.

Given the variable experiences of women it is likely time to embark on a period of change and transition. As Eric Butterworth states “life is for living.” It is time for us to embark on a new journey of designing our lives to live fully whatever circumstances we find ourselves in.

Join me at the Devic Center for Workshop 1, Sunday – Nov 7/21 from 1:30 – 4 PM for an Introductory Exploration of Living Life by Design.

The Devic Center – GPS Coordinates: 51.910013,-106.973619 Phone: 306.955.4332 or 1.866.955.4332 Website: www.ablecrystals.com email: devas@ablecrystals.com ROUTE 1 via Pike Lake is about 40km from Circle & 22nd Drive West on 22nd Street or 11th Street and take Highway 7 towards Rosetown. Turn Left onto Highway 60 towards Pike Lake, past the gas station, and Turn Right onto Highway 766 towards Delisle. Continue for 11 km. Turn Left at sign to “the Devic Centre and Labyrinth” (Rge Rd 3075). Follow gravel road 1.6 km to the Devic Centre.

A suggested donation for attendance is $20, payable at the door or via etransfer. Space is limited. To reserve your spot – email Marie-Helene at wisdomandpowernow@gmail.com.  Your spot is reserved once you receive an email confirmation.