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If you’re not making a Positive Impact, what impact are you making?

Impact Most people would say they want to make an impact, an impact that contributes to something that is important to them.  What is important to each person is unique.  Identifying and being aware of what is important to you and the impact that you want to make are the first steps towards actually making that type of impact. Positive Impact The positive impact that you want to make...

Positive Impact leaders support desired organizational culture initiatives

Culture is built on practiced values of the collective of a team or organization.  Leaders have an impact and influence culture.  Culture is dynamic and impacted by all team members and the systems with which they interact.  Leaders have impact based on their own behaviours that do or do not exemplify organizational values and culture. These can be positive or negative based on...

How consistent practice of your values enables you to be a Positive Impact Leader

When you practice your values consistently, you feel clean and clear, you have a sense of stability, and you know what to focus on in the midst of change and complexity.  People know what to expect from you. This drives your ability to create a positive impact. When you practice your values inconsistently, you feel distracted, at the mercy of circumstances, and you feel like you are...

How do values play a role for you as a Positive Impact Leader?

In speaking with my clients, they tell me that values are the foundation of their leadership.  When they are clear on their values, their values become the guideposts by which they operate in their lives.  If you are new to using values in alignment with your leadership practices, this article will help you identify, understand, and practice your values. Firstly, you need to get clear about what...

What is the right mix of cultural initiatives for employee development?

Coaching and leadership training and development Have you wondered where you will get the most value with your people and cultural initiatives for yourself, your team, or your organization?  Have you contemplated how to balance the use of your HR or People & Culture budget?  How do you balance the need to develop leaders through leadership training and development, coaching and...

Self-Reflection Leadership Lessons from a VUCA World

2020 has undoubtedly seen us living and working in a VUCA world where leadership skills  have been tested. December is a great time to review the lessons that have put before us and understand what went well and what we could improve on.t  There is much to reflect upon that we can use to expand our minds and skill sets  as leaders.  You may have heard that we learn from...

Adapting in our VUCA World

What is a VUCA World? Before 2020, there were new terms and phrases to describe how our workplaces needed to adapt to rapidly changing situations. While people found them of interest, these terms did not really come to life until we collectively experienced a worldwide pandemic.  COVID-19 has illustrated how interconnected and interdependent we have become.  It shows us that what one person or...

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