Leadership starts with you: How are you leading yourself to be healthy, calm and focused in this unprecedented time of change and uncertainty?

Leadership starts from the inside out.  As Brené Brown shares in Dare to Lead (2018):  “Who we are is how we lead.  Self love and self awareness matter.” Self leadership encompasses being self-aware, self-compassionate, self-confident, and holding the belief that you can do what it takes to achieve your goals.  In this time of unprecedented and wide-reaching change,...

As 2019 comes to a close …

As 2019 draws to a close, reflecting on the year can support your learning, growth and development. There is a saying that we learn through experience; however, as John Dewey said: “We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.” Ways to Reflect … You can ask yourself (I recommend writing out your answers): What went well this year? What did I learn through my...

The Integral Role of Leaders in Organizational Culture

Leaders have a pivotal impact on the initiation and sustainability of Values Based Organizational Culture.  They have a large say as they create the environment, model the behaviours, and decide on the related strategies, processes, procedures, and systems.  Therefore, it is important to explore how leaders impact organizational culture and how they can support the shift towards the...

What is All the Buzz About Organizational Culture?

Organizational Culture is spoken of in several ways.  Because Organizational Culture has become somewhat of a trendy concept, often spoken of as a solution for our changing times, some leaders may be tempted to jump on board simply because it is popular.  This highlights the importance of understanding what it truly means and to base organizational culture initiatives on solid...

“Millennials”

I have heard many comments this year about the challenges of managing Millennials.  Often the word, Millennials, is used in a derogatory manner.  This often surprises me as I see so much benefit that Millennials can bring. When I listen to what Millennials tend to ask for, they are things that earlier generations – Traditional, Baby Boomer, and Gen X – wanted to ask but did...

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...