For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Dr. Melanie Peacock, who has over 30 years of experience as a Human Resource Management professional, is an Associate Professor at Mount Royal University, past president of the Faculty Association and runs her own boutique firm, Double M Training & Consulting.
Melanie is a published author of various best-selling HR books including The HR Professional’s Guide to Change Management and Understanding Human Resources Management, 1st Canadian Edition. As well, Melanie is an active and sought-after local and national media commentator, having done over 150 interviews in the past few years. Melanie was presented with HRD’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award in the HR Industry at the Canadian HR Awards. As well, in 2021 and 2020 she was named to HRD magazine’s list of the top 100 HR global professionals and was acknowledged in HRD magazine’s 2017 Hotlist as one of the top 30, most influential HR practitioners in Canada.
Melanie obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) at the University of Alberta, her MBA from Western University and her PhD from the University of Calgary.
Here are some of the topics we discussed:
- The importance of creativity, deep thinking, and critical analysis to be successful in your career
- Breaking down what it means to be comfortable with being uncomfortable
- Why leadership is about saying it, meaning it and living it
- The dangers of working in silos and how to avoid them
- Recognizing that when you’re overworked and overwhelmed you can’t be your best self
- Why you need to rest your mind when you’re awake, not just when you’re sleeping
- Embracing ALL emotions at work, including laughter and crying
- Why a huge percentage of issues in organizations come down to role definition
- Remembering not to leave your heart and soul at the door when you come to work
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