Labour Leadership Team
The Change Agents of Choice for Progressive-Thinking Unions!

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You Can’t Do Everything! 

Delegating is an important responsibility for people who lead within your Union or even your Unit or Local. Some may confuse delegation with what others may perceive as "abdication". Some Members have trouble "letting go", or believing that the other Members of the Unit/Local are up to the task. Then there are those who "say" they delegate, but then micro-manage ever step of the way...
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Be Confident, Not Pushy...

Why is it a good thing for you in your Role as a Union Leader? Acting assertively will allow you to feel self-confident and will generally gain you the respect of your Members and peers. It can increase your chances for honest relationships, and help you to feel better about yourself and your self-control in ever day situations...
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20 Ways to Respect the Diversity in YOUR Members!

When you think of "diversity" you may think of cultural or ethnic differences. Someone else might think of racial or religious differences. Diversity is all of these and much more..
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What's Your Problem?

How do you approach problem solving during Negotiations, Bargaining or Grievance discussions? Have you ever jumped to a solution? Have you ever implemented a solution only to discover later that it didn't really solve the more.

17 Ways to Improve YOUR Leadership Skills!

We all need to be leaders, regardless of our formal title or role in our Union. This starts with inner self-leadership and moves outward to influence, guide, support and lead more.

Be Prepared: Tips for Handling the Big Interview!

I have had many opportunities to sit as a member of a panel running interviews, and in many cases, from the moment the candidate walked into the room; it was clear whether or not he/she had prepared for the occasion...
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How Can Your Union Make A Difference? 

Two of the things that are at the top of my list of priorities are: (1) the environment and (2) helping others. There are lots of choices we can make every day to help make this world of ours a better place...
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Do It Differently in 2017!

The characteristics of successful Unions are coming into sharp focus these days. The Union that will thrive in a dynamic, knowledge-based economy are those that can achieve a high degree of organization "fitness"..
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Invest In YOUR Most Valuable Asset in 3 Easy Steps! 

So often I have watched Unions carefully interview and train new Representatives in an effort to engage the very best, only to require them to work within a narrowly defined set of rules and boundaries. Those very same people could discover and create effective & innovative new ways of carrying out the tasks - if given the freedom and support..
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Persuasion, not coercion: The Fine Art of Influence.

Influencing can sometimes be looked at as the ability to finesse. Other people are not coerced into seeing your point of view, but rather, they are persuaded, often unconsciously, into understanding it...
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A Pat On The Back!

You praise someone when your intention is solely to congratulate or thank them for their actions or behavior. Nothing reinforces great behavior like a genuine pat on the back and recognition of a job well done. Everyone preforms their best when they feel good about themselves and the contribution that they're making to their Union - and it's difficult to feel good if all you are hearing is what you are doing wrong...
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Transform Your Meetings Into Ones That People WANT to Attend!

Whether a meeting is for a new contract, a negotiation, arbitration, a mediation or a monthly meeting of Members, rules based on communication and common sense will put your Union ahead of the rest...
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Get The Discussion Going: 5 Tips for Involving Everyone in the Conversation!

One of the main goals of a group discussion is to allow all Union Members the opportunity to express their opinions and share their concerns in an honest, but safe environment...
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Great Service: More Important Than You Think!

Who are YOUR Unions' Customers? Every Union has many customers, it may not be obvious who they are but after some consideration the number of your Unions' customers may surprise you...
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Ending The Frustration: 18 Ways to Improve YOUR Communication Skills!

How can you tell if you are a good communicator? What messages do your non-verbal cues convey, are you hearing what is being said, what about what is NOT being said...
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Home Office Tips For The Active Union Member!

Most Union Members who hold a position as a Steward, Health & Safety Representative, Executive Member, Bargaining Member or Committee Member need workspace beyond that of the 9 to 5 position they hold...
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Staying Relevant in Changing Times. 

Take a few minutes to contemplate the questions that follow - and if you are really serious about this exercise, then it would be worth printing off the list and making notes beside each question. Identify where you are satisfied and where you want to create a plan for improvement..
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Sink or Swim: Where Will Your Union Be in 10 Years?

What does the next decade have in store for your Union? Well it is impossible to know for sure, but there are clearly some societal trends that will shape everything that we do and that, as an effective Union you must consider when tasked with decision-making and business planning...
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