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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 Learning to Lead from Your Values Builds Your Confidence, Influence and Impact

What does it mean to  lead from your values? Following are some thoughts and feelings that have been shared with me by leaders of leaders when first considering values clarification: I hear the word values and I’m not sure what that means. How do I even identify what my core values are as a leader? I know my values but I’m not sure what it means to lead by my values. I know what’s important...

How can coaching support you to excel as a Leader of Leaders?

Many successful leaders that I have worked with have shared with me challenges and opportunities.  Typically, they are dealing with one of three areas that, when addressed, help them excel with their goals and dreams.  The three areas are:  building confidence, expanding influence and/or amplifying positive impact. How does coaching support these three areas? Leadership is an...

We gave them what they asked for. Isn’t that enough? … The Leaders’ Role

In Fred Kofman’s book, The Meaning Revolution: The Power of Transcendent Leadership, I read about the reasons that engagement initiatives quite often fail.  Often such initiatives stem from results of engagement surveys showing what people want or what is lacking.  In an effort to increase the engagement scores, leaders may be tempted to provide what people seem to be looking for – for example,...

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...

“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...

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