Leadership Moments: Get Out of Your Own Way

“We have met the enemy and he is us” Walt Kelly, From the Pogo comic strip Do you find yourself tugged in two different directions?  One direction is comfortable, safe, and known, but boring, tired, or done. The other direction is new, your next big move and scary! It means that you must make aContinue reading “Leadership Moments: Get Out of Your Own Way”

Great Managers-Here’s What the Gallup Report Found

I came across this 2015 Gallup report, “The State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders,” and wanted to share these interesting findings. Gallup has studied this issue globally for over forty years and concluded that great managers have innate abilities.   Gallup is an international firm that provides advice and analytics to helpContinue reading “Great Managers-Here’s What the Gallup Report Found”

Words Matter

“Recognizing that words have consequences, that choices made by people in power can have a direct impact, not just on behaviours, but on our very institutions, is an important thing…What we choose to say, what we choose not to say, how we say it, has consequences.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada, National Post, January 8,Continue reading “Words Matter”

BURNOUT

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), burnout was first linked with helping professions in the mid-1970s. Burnout has broadened beyond helping professions to other industries today. Burnout is a syndrome that includes: emotional exhaustion, disillusionment, and withdrawal. Symptoms include low energy, chronic fatigue, weakness, weariness, increased susceptibility to illness, frequent headaches, nausea, muscle tension,Continue reading “BURNOUT”