Because it is repeated so frequently, the phrase "People are our greatest asset" may seem only like rhetoric. The truth is, engaged and talented people that come to work everyday are the real asset of your organization. As a manager, it is your role to increase the worth of that human capital. Yet a one size fits all approach to managing people just doesn't make sense. That's why many managers use coaching and mentoring to maximize employee performance and learning.
Today is Jodi Thesenvitz's last day with the OHPE before she goes on maternity leave. The shrinking editorial team is, as appropriate on Halloween, a little scared. We will deeply miss Jodi's guidance, advice, energy and extensive capabilities in editing, communication and analysis. After her three years with OHPE Bulletin, Jodi leaves a legacy in the high-quality feature articles that she has nurtured and sought out, in the wealth of resources she researched and annotated and in the increased presence of OHPE in the health promotion community in Ontario and beyond.
We wish Jodi and Mark all the best in the coming months and look forward to her return in the spring.
And then there were three: Alison Stirling continues as team leader, Larry Hershfield as team advisor and Noelle Gadon remains weekly editor, as well as becoming the feature article editor in Jodi's place.
Don't be scared to send your submissions and inquiries to [email protected].
Kim Bergeron contributes this week's feature article, "A Leadership Framework for Management in Public Health." She writes, "Providing leadership is about discovering what you care about and value, what inspires you in your everyday environment, what encourages you to move forward and how what you "do" has an effect on others."
If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to [email protected]. More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 (http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).