“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”
“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.” CLARENCE THOMAS ,Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Raise your hand if you are tired of angry and rude behaviour.
If you are lucky enough to be someone’s employer, then you have a moral obligation to make sure people do look forward to coming to work in the morning. JOhn MacKey, CEO, WHole Foods
I love this cartoon because it reminds me that if I try to do things to please people at the expense of who I am, I lose. This is true in a work situation as it is in a personal situation.
It’s time to re-frame failure. To avoid the word, people have tried to soften it by calling it a setback, major disruption, mistake, error in judgment, etc. Use whatever word you like, it isn’t the word that is the problem, but how you interpret it, or personalize it. The stories below are examples of howContinue reading “Reframing Failure”
Canadian Thanksgiving is coming this weekend. The word thanksgiving is a great word, because it is a reminder to take some time to be thankful for what we have, and for those who love and appreciate us. It can be tough though, because it is a habit that needs to be developed through practice.
What is it and how does it work? I was listening to an interview, and the term relationship capital came up. It was explained as the opportunities that present themselves in the relationship without ulterior motives attached to the relationship, and,
Why Transitions? Why this topic? This last year was full of transitions for me, and now we are entering a transition season-fall, and the beginning of the school year. We may face one huge transition, smaller ones, or a bombardment of transitions, one after another.
What is it about self-confidence that is so appealing? We are drawn to people who believe in themselves. Confident people are simply happy with where they are in life and believe they are capable of reaching their goals. Confident people seem to know what they want, and are not afraid to ask for it,Continue reading “The Self-Confident Leader”
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