Leaders or Managers

We often hear the terms “leader” and “manager” interchanged in an organization, business, and entrepreneurial operations. The problem with associating these two terms is that they come with entirely different characteristics and...

When Work is A Safe Place

We all likely know what it is like to work in an environment, or for someone, who does not value differing opinions or points of view. It stifles real discussion and it handcuffs the...
The right job

3 surefire ways to know you`re in the right job!

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to...
He Drives me Crazy

He Drives Me Crazy!

Over the holidays I read a very interesting book entitled “The Elephant in the Room: How Relationships Make or Break the Success of Leaders and Organizations” written by Diane McLain-Smith. McLain Smith suggests an...

THE TYRANNY OF THE URBAN LEADERSHIP MYTH

I have more than 20 years of professional experience, 16 with the public service. Over those years I have had the privilege of working with some people with superb talent and excellent leadership skills....

Leadership Hack – Leading the Millennial Tribe

  The term millennials generally applies to the individuals who have reached adulthood by the turn of the 21st century. Individuals between the ages of 18 to 35 born after the year 1980 are commonly...
The Wake-up Call

The Wake-Up Call

A couple of years ago a gentleman who worked on one of my teams died very suddenly and unexpectedly. He was an extremely nice person who was generous with his time and extremely good...
Failure is not an option

When Failure is not an Option

In today’s busy world, the speed at which we are asked to respond to change and progress is staggering. Timelines seem shorter and shorter and the reality of 24-7 connectivity assumes the capacity to...
The Risk of Leadership

The Risk of Leadership

The privilege of leadership is a wonderful thing. It affords opportunity to invest in the teams around you. It provides an opportunity to enhance your professional and personal image, and to bring real value...

Is it Worth the Risk?

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot Last week we talked about risk and the similarities between success in sporting activities and success in business....

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