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...

Leader as Listener

Listening is one of the core leadership skills.  It is a skill that can be developed and honed. It creates amazing benefits. How often do you find yourself listening to others?  What are you listening for? What are you learning? How do you listen in a way that creates benefits? Listening starts with listening to ourselves and, over time, developing our Personal Mastery (Senge, 2006).   There are...

How are You Adapting Your Leadership for the Knowledge Era?

For over 16 years I have been providing leadership and organizational consulting to organizational leaders, business owners and individuals looking to enhance their professional development.  Over those years I have seen the speed at which change is occurring accelerate.  Where the prior command and control or top-down management worked to a certain degree before, it no longer provides...

Learning from Experience – An Act of Reflection

How often do you take the chance to reflect on your leadership? How important do you see that learning is to your leadership? Learning about yourself? Learning about others? Learning skills to be more resilient, creative, and innovative? The concept of reflection is not new. However, we often overlook it or kid ourselves into thinking that we do it already. We need time to do this. Reflection...

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...

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...