“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”
You have an idea that you think is great, how do you get buy in? New ideas mean change and people don’t like change. They want to know what’s in it for them and how affects them, because it moves them out of their comfort zone into anxiety. The Problem Women and minorities have troubleContinue reading “How to Have Your Ideas Heard“
Leadership is a series of moments in life that defines our character and the impact we have on others in our corner of the world. A leadership moment is when we are intentional about what we say or do and that decision either builds or destroys. A moment like when: You told someone thatContinue reading “Leadership Moments”
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”
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see yourself as someone who can do, who is capable, big and brave, or someone who can’t, someone who is incapable, timid, and small?
You can be a leader with or without a title. What makes a great leader is good character. It’s important for leaders to know their season at work, at home, and in the world. The different seasons in life challenge a leader’s character and ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
In my last post, “Words Matter”, I discussed the impact of words on nature, physically, and on humans, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Since that post, I was reminded again that words matter to communicate clearly:
“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”
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”
I love this Chinese proverb because it says so much in so few words. It highlights the importance of what kind of light we shine in the world. What we put into our body and mind is what comes out, and what the world sees.