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Advancing humanity through work

We call ourselves 1-degree because we believe that small shifts can create meaningful growth. We believe that the cornerstone, or the linchpin, of meaningful growth is workplace culture. 

Common ChallengesMeet the Team

We work with leaders to deliver better –


How meaningful and clear is your why?


How aligned & differentiated is your strategy?


How are you measuring your “cultural capital”?


How are your leaders fearlessly fostering high engagement & productivity?


Are your company “systems” working for or against you?


How effective is your team at achieving desired outcomes?

What makes offsite meetings a valuable use of time?

If you’re taking time away from the business for an offsite meeting with your team, you need to make sure it’s worth it. Read this article to learn what your agenda needs to include.

Is Procrastination Bad?

When you procrastinate, connect to what inspired your action.

The Problem with being an Executive

I can’t tell you the number of times when people in my company brought a problem to me – often embarrassed – usually frozen in fear.  I remember one time our marketing team had published a catalogue that cost $100,000 and the 1-800 phone number...

Experiences of accountability in the workplace

When I was a young manager I had a boss that regularly asked me to do things. And, being the accountable, eager-to-please guy that I was, I would make sure I met my promises. And that I where I started to learn about accountability in the workplace. A few times in a...

The “Fearless Trinity” of Creating Accountable Cultures

When you hear the word “accountability,” what images, people, stories come to mind? How important is it for you and your workplace productivity? In our culture transformation work at 1-degree, it is the #1 theme and aspiration! Yet, it is one of the least understood...

Coaching Employees in Leadership Development Programs

To effective apply and integrate leadership development learning, the participant and their manager must both be involved. There are three best practices to make this happen. One, engage the manager in the program; two, teach the manager to coach on leadership; and...

Making Lemonade from Everyday Workplace Problems

How often do you hear these everyday workplace problems? Travel restrictions are in place, budgets must be cut, no client expenses for the next quarter, how can we pull in biz from the next quarter into this one, can you get that completed in less time, we need it now...

Position Filled: Office & Project Manager

September 21, 2017: Thanks for your interest but we have already hired for this position. Seeking an Organized Office & Project Manager We, 1-­degree shift, are an entrepreneurial organizational effectiveness firm that specializes in purpose, leadership, culture...

The Case for Optimism at Work

What's so bright about the bright side? Sometimes, uncertainty makes it hard maintain your optimism at work.  What’s so bright about the bright side when all around you is constant change and growing complexity? It’s hard not to think in terms of good or bad when your...

How to Improve Workplace Listening

Hearing is easy. Every vertebrate that hasn’t suffered some genetic, developmental or environmental accident have been doing it for hundreds of millions of years. It’s built into our survival system, our alarm system, it’s our way to escape danger and pass on our...

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Don’t just take our word for it, read it from them 

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It, Read It From Them“In order to be successful in executing our strategic plan, our #1 priority was to get the culture right. We’ve had a major transformation in the past year (and a half) with the assistance and leadership of 1-degree to engage our entire workforce and look at things differently.”

JIM LAWSON, CEO Woodbine Entertainment

“As opposed to vague culture conversations we now have a framework and specific areas of focus to improve an already solid, self-reported, culture of innovation and inter-reliance. As we approach our first year we plan to take the feedback and spend time with 1-degree ensuring the management team is leading and holding others accountable leveraging Fearless Leadership modules to the cultural expectations are met. Also, we look forward to revalidating with team progress and continued areas of focus.”

BRIAN LANG, President, MasterCard Canada