The Leaders Challenge: Fear of Failure

Note: This article contains 1,365 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 5 minutes.   “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” – Abraham Lincoln   Sometime ago I came across a portrait taken on the morning of the D-day landings. It pictures … Read more

Why Leaders Should Focus on Job Performance Instead of Cannabis Usage

Note: This article contains 988 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 4 minutes.   The Canadian government recently announced the legalization of cannabis for non-medical use. This significant and rapid change to the legal status of cannabis raises new challenges and questions for Canadian employers. It is expected that there will be … Read more

The Failure of “Good-Enough” Cultures in the Workplace

Note: This article contains 1067 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 4 minutes.   Leaders are bombarded daily with choices; a choice to do right or wrong; a choice to do nothing; a choice to do the right thing or to do the barest minimum required to get the job done. Unfortunately, … Read more

Debunking Common Employee Engagement Myths

Note: This article contains 1,656 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 7 minutes.   Employee engagement is much more than a buzzword for modern business. In today’s competitive marketplace, employee engagement has emerged as an important component of business success; fostering customer loyalty, promoting retention and improving organizational performance. Engaged employees … Read more

Are You Managing with Coaching Skills?

Note: This article contains 1,284 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 5 minutes. In the 21st century managers are just not managers. As a manager, you may be innovative, analytical and an excellent problem solver, still it is recommended that you should develop and acquire coaching skills that will help you … Read more

Assertiveness – Are we doing it wrong?

Note: This article contains 1,421 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 6 minutes.   “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden   How often do you get talked into something you don’t’ want to do?  Do you often experience situations that infuriate, annoy or frustrate … Read more

Are You Leading by Your Values?

Note: This article contains 1,086 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 4 minutes.   “When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” – Roy E. Disney   Over the years I have worked with several leaders who possess different qualities, strengths and weaknesses. However, one important quality that sets them … Read more

4 Social Signals to Communicating Better

We all want it, we get into disagreements over it, and it makes a difference in our workplace and personal relationships; communication – it truly is the core of what we want. Effective communication is more than just passing a message across –  it involves helping the recipient understand and act on the message. The … Read more

Why Behavioural Styles Matters for Future Leaders

The evaluation of behavioural styles plays a crucial role in the selection process of effective leaders including CEOs and top executives. In the 21st century ― and especially for the future―we want leaders who can manage people, engage the workforce, and inspire innovation and collaboration. Therefore, there is an urgent need to understand leadership behaviours, … Read more

3 Golden Rules for Mastering the Art of Workplace Feedback

In the workplace, feedback comes in many forms. Quarterly reviews, big client reviews, and most importantly: daily feedback between team members. More often than not, this process has the potential to create animosity between business owners, employees, and clients. As a leader, you don’t have the luxury of not giving feedback – it’s important that … Read more