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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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4
May

Amplification in a Crisis

Bad to Terrible or Good to Great? I learned a great term the other day, have you heard of the “Amplification Principle”?  If you haven’t heard of it yet, I’m sure that you have experienced it in recent weeks. This principle refers to the notion that management skills are amplified in virtual space: a good manager looks excellent in a virtual

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1
May

Finding Keys in Quarantine #1

Finding Keys in Quarantine #1: From ‘Wonk to Work’ As we enter week six of the quarantine, I began thinking about a couple of key insights that I have learned 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

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28
Apr

Making Good Decisions In a Crisis

Evaluating the Impact Before the Decision As the lockdown continues, I realize that never before has there been a better time to evaluate the effectiveness of complex decision making.  It is human nature to evaluate the impact of our decisions based on the result of that decision or a series of decisions instead of the process of decision making.  Annie

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16
Apr

Making Good Decisions in a Crisis

Considering Alternative Perspectives My passion has always been about helping others make better decisions.  I train on it, I consult on it, I speak on it.  I believe that if we make better decisions, we can create a better world.  Never has there been a better time to consider our decisions, or the impact of those decisions, than now.  I

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