Leadership Is About Finding The ACES In Your Midst How do you measure leadership qualities? It doesn’t matter if you’re an entrepreneur building up a small business, or the CEO of a company with three branch offices and 1500 employees… …understanding leadership potential in your team requires some yardstick. In my practice as a business […]
Do you wield authority or have you earned it? Do people want to see you, or do they enjoy watching you leave a room? Leadership is all about auctoritas.
Do you really want to be the only one rowing? When it comes to dealing with change, conflict can often arise… …and if you don’t tackle the change from the right direction, you could easily find yourself in a boat full of people who simply refuse to row along with you. Adapting to change is […]
Think about your life goals… Are you waiting for your bird feeder to be filled? The other day while I was topping up the birdseed in my backyard feeders… I left to fill two feeders, and when I came back, a chipmunk was at the top of the pail. Its cheeks were swollen, and it […]
Crisis exposes our real values. There are always two sets of values at work. The values we tell ourselves – and others – in business. They’re the ones which are posted on the website and in brochures. The other set are the values we’re actually living, shown by the day-timer and bank statement. Crisis intervention […]
Canada Day marks the beginning of “freedom” for most of us… Freedom from schedules and routines – school, sports, church, work. The day is spent celebrating with friends and family, appreciating the constitutional rights and freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the country. It needs to also be a time to own our responsibilities, as […]
Do you consider yourself to be a good leader in a crisis? In my last article, I talked about the 4 T’s of a workplace culture: toxic, tense, treated, and thriving. How would you characterize your work environment in a crisis? Are you thriving or simply surviving? We’re going to talk about crisis management and […]
How do you envision your role as a leader during a crisis? In my 30-plus years of responding to crisis situations in a variety of roles, I’ve identified two truths that can blind a leader…and cripple their organization. The event is never the real crisis. The crisis is always an opportunity. How you perceive and […]
“It’s okay.” “You will get through this.” “You just need to get over this!” How many different expressions have you heard over the years…unhelpful cliches that provide no comfort, guidance, or support? Worse yet, do you look back now and realize you said this to someone going through a challenging time? It’s okay. Our responses […]
Why are we placing so much emphasis on returning to normal? We must seek a new normal to move forward, not try to get the old one back.