Leadership – a practice and an evolution. What are you doing to consciously grow your leadership?

Leadership is a practice, one that evolves as we increase our awareness, reflect, try something new, and apply our learning therefrom. Today, I wanted to share a bit about my own evolution with the practice of leadership. I am hoping you might garner a golden nugget or two that applies to your leadership. Leadership has evolved for me as I imagine it has for many of you who are reading this...

Want to be more creative?

Want to be more creative? Many of us would say that we are not very creative and look to those who are creative as talented or gifted, born with the innate ability to be creative. In reality, we are all born with this ability and have the capacity to uncover and build upon it. Creativity is the act of producing through use of imaginative skill. It does not necessarily mean inventing something...

Amplify Your Influence

What is influence and why is it important? You’ve come into 2018 with a lot of great ideas and intentions. How do you make those ideas happen? Often, this requires the support and buy-in from others. This is where influence comes into play. Oxford Dictionary defines influence as: The capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect...

3 Ways to Engage Your Team

3 Ways to Engage Your Team With today’s busy-ness, it is important to have engaged team members and engaged teams working well together towards a common vision and creating new pathways forward. How can this be done? From my interviews with seven executives and managers from Canadian customer-centric organizations, this is what I learned. Disengagement comes from three forms of obstacles –...

Leadership in the knowledge economy

Leadership in the knowledge economy Many of us grew up during the industrial era. Today, we are living in the knowledge economy which is quite distinct therefrom. In the industrial era, we were dealing with complicated systems, systems in which patterns could be predicted and problems could be clearly identified and resolved. In the knowledge economy, we are dealing with complex systems...

Time for a new pair of shades?

Time for a new pair of shades? Earlier this month, I was dropping off a relative at the airport. As I was heading out, at the drive through parking pay station, I noticed that a person was having difficulty exiting and the attendant was assisting them. Meanwhile, at another parking station, I was attempting to pay for my parking and the payment instruction screen was blank. I assumed the issue...

Intention brings goals and resolutions to life!

INTENTION BRINGS GOALS AND RESOLUTIONS TO LIFE! It’s 2017.  You may have already set some goals or resolutions for the year.  How about intention, the reason for achieving the goals or resolutions? Understanding the intention or the reason why you are setting your particular goals or resolutions is a key step.   In order for something to be compelling, it is important for us to know why we are...