Airing Your Humanness Pays

Creating conversations for connection and growth is what I do.  In retrospect, it’s what I’ve always done and what I’ve always sought out…  It’s what I value.  I’ve never been fabulous at small talk; I want to get down to the nitty gritty and the stuff that matters.  I want to know how you’re really doing. It’s a…

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Communication for Connection & Growth

The world is full of “rub” at the moment.  Whether that’s between governments and their people, between police and the community, between team members who work together, or between family members weathering this year in close proximity – the rub is evident. This year has served as a catalyst for many as our tolerance levels…

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Is What You’re Doing Working for You?

Agility.  Agility is the ability to move quickly and easily, or the ability to think and understand quickly.  Agility has become a buzz word when it comes to leadership and it’s one of the most sort after traits considering the speed of change in today’s world.  Being able to look at what’s in front of…

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#3 The Challenges of Leadership – Developing Employees

This is the third article in our series on the 6 Common Challenges of Leadership, based on a white paper by William A. Gentry, Regina H. Eckert, Sarah A. Stawiski, and Sophia Zhao.  So far, we’ve looked at Developing Managerial Effectiveness, and Inspiring Others.  Developing Employees is described as “The challenge of developing others, including…

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#5 – The Need For Growth

Welcome to Week 5 of our series on the 6 Core Human Needs – the needs we all share that drive our decision making and behaviour.  So far, we’ve discussed the need for Certainty, UNcertainty, Significance, and Love & Connection.  If you missed any of them, you can click on the links to find the…

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Step 3 – Growth

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing what it means to really be “open for business“, and we’re now on Step 3 of the 5-Step Process to Building a Powerhouse Team.  COMMUNICATION CONNECTION GROWTH   We’ve looked at the what and how of Communication, and 3 Essential Layers of Connection that you have the opportunity to make…

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PAUSE – and read this.

I’m often asked which, of all the Communication Tools I teach, is my favourite, and if there’s one that I couldn’t do without, it’s The Pause. There are poems written about taking time to smell the roses etc, and I’m all for finding those moments to be present and appreciative of the world as it…

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