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From a Culture of Control to One of Empowerment

In work cultures where control is highly valued, sometimes the control regime starts when the business was initially established, but more often it happens when the organization enters into growth mode and the previously loose structure needs to be tightened in order for the business to leave survival mode and grow.  The intent behind implementing [...]

2019-06-13T14:35:40+00:00

Tips for Inexperienced Leaders

These leaders are newly appointed to a leadership role because they have the qualifications and the results to match.  The company sees potential in these individuals because they are technically sound, highly driven, and talented.  Their employers have big plans for these new leaders. However, in some instances, persons reporting to them don’t feel engaged, [...]

2019-06-13T14:35:40+00:00

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 [...]

2019-06-13T14:35:40+00:00

Restructuring Feedback

Feedback is a curious thing. The intention behind offering it is to bring about positive change, to modify behaviour. However, when criticism is offered, even when it is skillfully embedded in a non-judgmental tone, sounding supportive and authentic, persons on the receiving end can still feel attacked or embarrassed so responses like withdrawal, defensiveness or [...]

2019-06-13T14:35:40+00:00

Is it Time for Something New?

At certain times in our careers we need to make decisions about up-levelling our lives and careers.  Some persons are loyal to their organizations, waiting for their supervisors to recognize their contributions and potential. They wait and wait, and sometimes they are rewarded with a promotion if they wait long enough. This is because the [...]

2019-06-13T14:35:40+00:00