Does this sound familiar? “My team’s a mess. They complain all the time. I have one that’s gossiping and another that’s crying in my office every other day. They’re making me crazy and they are not getting anything done.” Team problems don’t start with the extreme. Signs of problems can be much more subtle. Silence […]
Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of being interviewed by Peter Goral on Journey to Success Radio. Like a fireside chat, we discussed leadership and culture. It was full of laughter and I hope provides some insights into my work and my beleifs and values. Listen to the show by click here.
As a consultant that has worked with leaders and leadership teams on workplace culture for 15 years, I am delighted that workplace culture seems to be on the agenda of many C level executives today and so pleased that start ups are pondering how they differentiate to attract key talent with a culture second to […]
One of my favourite parts of my week is the time I get to sit at the Accelerator Centre and mentor start up tech CEO’s. How lucky am I? I am surrounded by smart innovative folks aspiring to be great leaders who run great business. Every once in a while, a client will surprise us […]
There is nothing more exciting for a consultant to come across clients that genuinely and wholeheartedly buy into the work that you do and believe what you believe. I have had the absolute honour of working with Fibernetics founders, John Stix (now President) and Jody Schnarr (CEO) to transform their workplace culture. They have received […]
I love this quote from Southwest Airlines founder Herb Kelleher. “We have a strategic plan, its called doing things” I spend a portion of my time throughout the year, working with leaders and leadership teams facilitating alignment around their strategic plans. All too often they are stuck in analysis paralysis, often turning to me hoping […]
It’s a rare treat when I meet a client ‘who gets it’. What that means to me is that the leaders understand that culture eats strategy for breakfast. The leaders understand that their people are their most valued asset and deserve to be led and managed accordingly. They leaders understand that the internal brand (culture) […]
I had the distinct displeasure of watching a leader speak only to observe the distaste and distrust from his team that followed suit. There was a clear disconnect between his words and his behaviour and choices. Remember that your behaviour and choices ARE the legacy of your leadership.
Last night my son found himself afraid. His friend had shown him a few “Bloody Mary” videos on YouTube and he couldn’t understand why he was so afraid and his friend wasn’t. He was quiet and reflective and finally asked, “Why do I seem more afraid of more things that some of my friends?”. I […]