Tag: Leadership

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
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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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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8
Apr

How Are You Coaching With AWE?

Things are uncertain, things are moving fast, and things are changing quickly. The environment is ambiguous and the future is less certain. There is pressure on you as a leader to ‘really lead’ and to have answers. What if you don’t have the answers, but you can help your teams toward a solution through Coaching? First of all, are you

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1
Apr

During Crisis, Focus on ‘What is’ versus ‘What if’

There are always people and businesses who emerge as leaders instead of victims during crisis. Which will you be when you look back on Covid19 at the end of the year? I received some excellent advice recently from my Psychologist wife about the need to focus on what you can control when everything around you seems increasingly uncertain, and decidedly

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19
Feb

Recurrent Discovery – A Leadership Story

How many leadership assessments have you completed?  Have you taken MBTI?  Kolbe? Insights? DISC? (I could go on and on).  There are a plethora of leadership instruments that exist to help us better understand ourselves. As a leadership development professional and executive coach, I have used many of these tools with my clients, as well as on myself. Pattern of

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5
Feb

When Did You Know You Wanted to Be a Leader?

I recently asked this question of a very successful leader, “when did you know you wanted to be a leader”? Her response was, without hesitation, “when I was five. My friends told me I was bossy – I knew what we were going to do and just started organizing the other kids to get it done – that was an

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10
Jan

Everything Happens In-between

“The meeting of two individuals is like the contact of two chemical substances, if there is a reaction, both are transformed” C. J. Jung Over the past 30 years, I have had the opportunity to work with amazing people in some incredible companies. As I reflect on my work and personal experiences I believe the most essential ingredient to success

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