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Modelling as a Leadership Tool

To sustain desired behaviors, it is important to model them. Modelling happens when a person consistently demonstrates behaviors that point to a particular value system.  Whether the modeled behavior is intentional or not, it gives permission to others to demonstrate actions that reflect a similar value system. In other words, modelling provides observers with the [...]

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

No two cultures are the same, even if they have similar qualities these characteristics manifest in different ways.  I have encountered collaborative work environments where persons can be ready and willing to work together, I have also come across innovative teams that are focused on creating, planning and implementing. On the unproductive side of the [...]

Mastering Tone

Emotions operate like a virus, traveling from person to person, creating a collage of feelings. When emotions are allowed to flow unabated, they can cause a virus that connects with the team that can be productive or unconstructive. Your tone of voice amounts to how you say what you have to say. When you are [...]

Setting Healthy Boundaries at Work

Sometimes when the word boundary is used it can be perceived as a four-letter word. This is because for some, setting boundaries means putting up a wall, blocking people out, disabling their attempts to influence. These people are intrinsically motivated so standing up for their needs supersedes the needs of everyone else. On the other [...]

Passionate Leadership

Passionate leaders are intrinsically motivated and they care about not only their own development they care about the development of their team members. Sometimes leaders view passionate leadership as something that is extroverted, or even sometimes coercive. Passionate leaders genuinely care about others.  They realise that if their teams are high performing, they are high [...]

How to Approach Unrealistic Goals

Are you stressed or overwhelmed because unrealistic goals have been set for you and your team? Do you review your goals and feel a deep sense of dread because it feels like it is impossible to meet them? Are you anxious about going to work because your coworkers are willing to undermine you to achieve [...]