Honesty. Respect. Integrity. Trust.

All human beings have similar wants and needs.  We want honesty, respect, integrity, and trust.  These four are intricately linked together.  We want to belong to something bigger than ourselves and to matter. Wanting honesty, respect, integrity and trust is about wanting to live in an environment in which we feel safe.  It’s about wanting…

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Your Authenticity Is a Gift

Authenticity is a quality we hear more and more about these days, and it’s become the gold standard for leadership.  Robert S. Kaplan, Professor of Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School says, “Authenticity is critical to leadership.  That means trying to be yourself – this involves some self-disclosure, admitting what you don’t know and…

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The Case For Honesty

All of us are constantly trying to balance our needs.  When we are out of balance, our behaviours, responses, and decisions are all governed by trying to get back into some sense of balance.  With any luck, we find and choose healthy ways to rebalance ourselves; but balance we must, even if we have to…

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Who You Show Up As Matters

We’re on a bit of a roll regards creating a space where our team can feel safe to fully contribute and where we can create an atmosphere of trust and consequent speed of operation.  In the past two weeks, we’ve discussed our ability to Speak Up & Speak In, as well as Honesty, Respect, Integrity…

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Honesty, Respect, Integrity & Trust

We’ve spoken lately about a few things that affect our ability to show up as an effective team member.  Last week, we asked you to Speak Up & Speak In – to think about expanding  your big picture view, be more aware of the things around us that affect our team and our outcomes, and…

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Whether You Win or Lose, Lead or Follow, Be Humble.

I’ve spent many hours over the last weeks talking with corporate teams about the values we aspire to and agree on within those teams – the values that form our team culture and that strengthen our ability to work together and be successful.  These agreed upon team values are the foundation of how we treat…

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Does It Matter Who People Think I Am?

I’ve been asked this question both by my child and by my corporate teams this week and I believe it’s one we ask ourselves every day.  I believe the answer is directly connected to how effective we can be as a human contribution, so let’s unpack it a little. My 12-nearly-13-year-old son is into week 4…

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When You’re Feeling Under Pressure

When you’re feeling under pressure, is perhaps when you need to check yourself the most. Brian Tracy said “The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis”.  Martin Luthur King Jnr said “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where…

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