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9
Sep

The 3 Phases of Leadership

We have spoken with hundreds of Executives about working from home in recent months. One said to me ‘it’s working, we are more productive’. Another said ‘when people are not in the office, we are not sure how productive they are’. Leadership roles are hard to find. Once you have one you want to keep it. Are you brave enough to recognize when

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31
Aug

6 Months Into The Pandemic Effect, How Do I Re-engage My Team?

In March I was adamant that the economic lockdown and the work-from-home situation would be over by May. Well, here we are in August still waiting on the conditions for a meaningful return-to-office. To be fair, some of my clients have started a staged movement in that direction, while many do not foresee returning to the office until the new

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22
Jul

Myths of Virtual Communication

“Can you hear me now?” seems to be the rally cry of every meeting in 2020.   The need for virtual communication took us by storm when COVID-19 forced us into isolation.  We were locked in our homes, reliant on technology like never before.  The pace of change was staggering and the learning curve was massive. The request for virtual options

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7
Jul

Levelling Up Communications to Deepen Connection and Engagement With Your People

In today’s work environment, corporate communication touchpoints with the full workforce are so important to open up the lines of communication between executives and employees. Townhall meetings are one such touchpoint that is very common in organizations.  More often than not, the communication flow in these meetings becomes primarily one way with the Executive(s) sharing information and employees listening. There may

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25
Jun

Seeking and Enabling Safe Brave Spaces

Safe Brave Space is not a thing or a destination, but rather a state of being and relating. It isn’t something that you achieve but rather something that you continually create. Over the past six months, I have been writing my first book ‘Seeking and Enabling Safe Brave Spaces.’  The book has been brewing over the past few years, beginning

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5
Jun

Finding Keys in Quarantine #3

Finding Keys in Quarantine #3: Choosing to ELOPE Over the past few weeks, I have been sharing some insights that I have been learning from my time in quarantine that might resonate with others. Most of these insights have always been in me, however, like finally finding lost keys when you have been looking for ages, it is only when

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3
Jun

What Goals Are You Setting For Your Teams?

“Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate and to connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.” Which business academic said that? Actually it was Oprah Winfrey, who as we know runs a very successful business and has connected successfully with millions. Quoted by Daniel H. Pink in his book, ‘A

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28
May

You Are The Competitive Advantage!

Now more than ever, those in leadership positions in every single organization are being judged by their workforces.  How we lead people through times of change and turbulence says a lot about us as leaders.  Imagine if you were so effective as a leader that you were able to be your organization’s competitive advantage?  Attracting and retaining the best talent

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25
May

Who are you Talking To?

I heard a great joke the other day (see inset) and it got me thinking, with all of the challenges we are facing and how lonely it can be at the top, now more than ever, who are you talking to? If the recent world has never faced a Pandemic such as this, and leaders are now being challenged to

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21
May

Finding Keys in Quarantine #2

Finding Keys in Quarantine #2: Energy and Mind Storms Last week, I began sharing some insights that I have been learning from my time in quarantine that might resonate with others. Most of these insights have always been in me, however, like finally finding lost keys, when you have been looking for ages, it is only when you slow down

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