Are You Finding that Your Leadership is Not as Effective as It Used to Be?

Why is this happening?1. There has been a shift from the Industrial Era to the Knowledge Age.2. We are now operating in a VUCA world which requires different things from us as leaders. VUCA stands for volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. What is different?1. Business is much more internet-based, and people – both team members and customers/clients – have much more information...

A New Type of Leadership for The Knowledge Era

It is with delight that I write this post as I have just submitted my final MA Leadership assignment! This marks the formal culmination of a two-year, transformative journey that has brought new learning, new perspectives and new tools to share with others. It has deepened my passion for values-based leadership and systems and values-based organizational culture initiatives. Along my MA...

The Meaning of Leadership

Leadership is the ability to consistently and positively influence and inspire people towards the direction of a shared vision.  Harnessing the passion of people and bringing people together creates wins for the individuals, team, leader, and organization. The way in which leadership is conducted makes a great difference to one’s team.   Many people know about and have even taken...

Intention 2019

How many times have you set goals for the year ahead only to have them preempted by something else that seemed more important?  Were your goals “have to’s” or “need to’s” or “should’s”? We are much more likely to progress if we base our goals on things that have internal motivation or significance for us and that we “want” versus what we “should” do. This year, Santa brought me a journal.  The...

Lift Your Energy in December – 5 Tips

December, it has arrived again.  How did that happen? Time went by so quickly.  There are many more things to fit in – activities, events, and preparations.  Where to start? December and the holidays therein can be a wonderful time for some and a difficult time for others.  How do we make the most of the season without stressing ourselves out? Here are a five tips: Get clear on what is...

Increase Your Influence

Influence.  What is it? Is it innate or can it be learned? Influence is our ability to share with others our ideas in a logical, understandable fashion and in a way that they can hear and absorb and be likely to embrace and integrate.  It is intended to inspire others to action through their thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Does building influence sound daunting? 7 ways that you can increase...

Want to know others?   Know thyself first.

Have you ever wondered why you seem to naturally gravitate towards some people and not to others?  Or where your communications seem to go well with some people and not with others? Often when we are triggered, it is either because somebody else’s natural style is different than our own or there is something about what the other person is saying or how they are saying it that does or does not...