When recently visiting my Dad in his long-term care facility I noticed a new addition to his floor. A big cage with a lovely bird in it was sitting just outside his room. As I was looking at this, the head nurse wandered by and told me that the bird had a mate for many years and when she passed away the bird stopped making any noises. He was completely silent. If you will pardon the poetic license, we both knew why the caged bird didn’t sing. Grief.
Melanie Peacock has almost 30 years of experience as a Human Resources Management professional. Melanie runs her own boutique firm, Double M Training & Consulting, and is an Associate Professor with the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University.
Melanie is a published author of various best-selling HR books, with The HR Professional’s Guide to Change Management being her most recent work. As well, Melanie is an active and sought-after media commentator, having done over 80 interviews in the past few years.
Melanie was recognized with Alberta’s Distinguished Career Award in 2014 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.
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