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Resilience to Power – 11 Tips for Getting There

Maybe the weather has been a little gray. Maybe the evening news makes you want to weep. What about things in your personal life? How’s that going? Work? While you may think there are a lot of reasons to be glum, wallowing in a negative place won’t help you get what you want out of […]

Breaking the belief systems that hold us back

garbage-1420577-1280x1280     What’s that thought running through your head? Neuroscientists estimate that humans have, on average 70,000 thoughts per day. Far too many of those thoughts are filled with negative chatter. For some of us, up to 80% of our thoughts can be negative self-talk. “Why did you say that?” “You look old, fat and […]

Leading like a coach – turning your team into leaders

whistle Just like leading, coaching is about helping people find their own way. As a leader, your most important role is to remove the barriers that get in your team’s way. Leading like a coach involves asking questions and drawing out facts to help people recognize their obstacles and understand how to overcome them on their […]

When your dream job is a nightmare

road-908176_1920     Imagine landing your dream job only to discover you hate everything about it. There’s a dread that comes with the realization. You may worry what others will think if you give up. You may feel like a failure for not living up to your expectations. Your dream job may turn out to be […]

5 Signs You’re The Manager People Leave and 10 Things To Do About It

white-flag While people leave for better opportunities or to make a career change, having a not so great manager probably tops the list of reasons people leave. As the saying goes, people leave managers, not jobs. No one wants to be “that” manager. Recognizing there’s a problem means you can take action to fix it. Here’s […]

Great Leadership Is All About Authenticity

authenticity smile When it comes to leadership, the words that often come to mind are “strong”, “bold” or maybe even “tough”. We expect our leaders to be fearless and know how to make decisions. A good leader absolutely needs confidence and must be willing to make difficult decisions. A great leader must also be able to build […]

How to Foster a Great Company Culture

Culture matters I love my work.  Every day I am blessed to work with companies striving to create flourishing workplace cultures  Imagine my delight to have been featured in The Air Miles magazine this month. Jaclyn Law interviewed me for tips on creating great company cultures.  What an honour. Check out the article by clicking the link […]

Five Key Times to Dust Off Your Corporate Values

rock values alignment Our values are what guide us. When we made decisions that go against our values, we can be left with feelings of regret. For a company, core values can help an organization stay focused on what they stand for, rather than concentrating on immediate gain. They help guide employees to make decisions that are right […]

Creating Meaningful Corporate Values That Drive Success

success arrow Most leaders see the benefits of having formal corporate values. With the right investment of time and energy, corporate values lead to greater engagement, improved performance and overall success. When they’re not done properly, you end up with hollow statements that no one takes seriously. Meaningful core values are part of a company’s DNA. They […]

Reducing Conflict Starts with You

thorns There’s a saying that goes “You take you with you wherever you go”. You are the common denominator in every one of your relationships. What does that mean when it comes to conflict? When we’re in conflict, it’s so easy to blame the other person. You may label them as a bully or obnoxious or […]