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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 [...]

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

Self-Transfromation Tips for Leaders

I have witnessed a number of leaders who have meaningfully transformed themselves and their leadership.  In each case, the first step was the most difficult. This is because when these leaders were ready for deep transformation, it meant it was time to come face-to-face with the reality of who they really are. They had the [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

2019-06-13T14:35:41+00:00

6 Tips for Leading with Resourcefulness

In the modern workplace, leaders are expected to do more and more with less resources. In some organizations this means the employee complement gets reduced and the workload remains the same or increases. In other organizations there are insufficient tools available, or there are untrained employees. As the evolving external environment drives deeper and deeper [...]

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Perceiving Your Performance Accurately

As a leader, it is important to be able to reflect on your performance from multiple perspectives. From an individual perspective, your performance is important because it impacts you and your tenure in your role or with your employer. For Managers, a second consideration is that your performance includes both technical and leadership skills. Both [...]

2019-06-13T14:35:41+00:00

Is it the Culture, or Employees? That is the Question!

The Wells Fargo scandal is an interesting case study that presents the question, did the employees cause it, or was it the culture?  On one hand, the CEO indicated the scandal happened because of employees.  On the other hand, it appears that employees responsible for sales were under duress because of extreme demands. CNN interviewed [...]

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