SPARK SUCCESS BLOG

How does your focus affect your ability to be a Positive Impact Leader?

You’ve likely heard this say that we get what we focus on.  Is that true?  With millions of data points around us at any given time, we do filter.  Our unconscious brain has the job of protecting us based on our beliefs, experiences, and circumstances.  We can support our focus by increasing our awareness of what might be at play and choose to seek new perspectives. As the...

Positive Impact Leadership is not Polly-Anne-ish

When you think of the topic, Positive Impact Leadership, does it sound like leadership with rose-coloured glasses?  Positive Impact Leadership is much more gritty than you might imagine.  It is not a fluffy concept.  It is a solid and courageous way of leading that gets results while fulfilling people’s need to contribute in a meaningful way. Positive Impact Leadership starts with...

Positive Impact in Action – A Client Case Study

We work with clients one on one, in teams, and in organizational initiatives.  Sometimes coaching commences with one leader who then brings us in to do positive impact work with their leadership team, and then with their larger organizational team.  The following is an example of this positive impact journey in action as well as the results. In early 2017, the Founder of an...

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...

Staying relevant in our complex environment with values alignment

What does it take to stay relevant in a complex environment?  Values alignment. Are you struggling with leading your team or organization successfully in today’s quickly changing environment?  Are you finding it difficult to keep the team aligned, focused and on track?  You are not alone.  Navigating change is just as important as producing and delivering products and...

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...

Creating Stability in the Work Environment by Leveraging Your Values

When we experience flux like we are experiencing now with the uncertainty around the impact of COVID going forward and, even before then, as we navigate the endless changes of life and leadership in the Knowledge Era, we look for some sort of certainty and stability. Traditional forms of certainty and stability are no longer available in this new era. Nothing is certain except for our choice of...