BE A BETTER LEADER

Leadership Is Dying And We Need To Save It

There are stats everywhere that suggest this is the case. One of the most troubling to me is this, per McKinsey research: 95% of employees at mid-size to large companies cannot name the strategy of where they work. It’s relatively easy to argue that a function of leadership is to convey a strategy throughout the…

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Hire AND Fire for Character

I was having dinner with a friend recently; she’s higher up in her organization and has hiring duties. Naturally, talk turns to work. (Everyone spends a lot of time there; this happens.) She says she recently had an open role and narrowed it down to the top choice, who she brought back in for some…

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5 Of My Forbes Leadership Articles

I’ve had the good fortune to be published in Forbes 5 times in the past few months. The following links will take you directly to 2 articles and 3 comment pieces. Enjoy. And your feedback is always welcome. http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2017/02/06/the-year-of-no-buzzword-leadership/ http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2017/03/14/five-simple-ways-to-stand-out-as-a-leader/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2017/04/28/12-ways-managers-can-establish-a-trusting-relationship-with-employees/#579993acc297 https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2017/05/01/14-ways-to-be-more-mindful-of-how-you-speak-to-employees/#3613920c2fe9 https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2017/05/08/11-signs-youre-nearing-burnout-at-work/#626a1cafb307

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10 Things Parents and Leaders Must Let Go Of To Move Forward

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day and it got me thinking that much of motherhood (and fatherhood) is about managing transitions … moving gracefully from one stage in life to the other. With our son Adam preparing to graduate and go off to university in the fall, his Dad and I are facing a transition that…

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Find Out If You’re A Person of Character

Character is one of those all-time fluffier business words: we all know it’s important, and we all have an idea what it looks like. But the idea varies by person and the importance declines because there’s not always a good way to measure it. Or is there? This is a problem we’ve generally had with…

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Counteract Leadership Loneliness With Community Building

Leadership can be lonely. But it doesn’t have to be. That’s why I’m excited to announce a new community for high-impact, thriving leaders. To understand a little about why I wanted to create this community, think about a typical day at work. For many — individuals and teams — it’s often high on stress and…

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