4 Things You Need To Do Before The Next Crisis “Nobody Saw Coming”

As we navigate one of the biggest global crises many of us will ever experience in our lifetime, people around the world are in a state of what's known as crisis management. While managing crises seems like an effective solution, it just means we're in a constant state of doing the bare minimum to keep our head above water. Of course, some crises are out of our control. But what we DO have control over is taking steps to be prepared (physically, mentally, financially, emotionally, and…

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The Beast, Fort McMurray & Leadership: 5 Actions You Need To Lead

On May 5th, 2016, a wildfire tore through Fort McMurray with a ferocity so intense the fire was nicknamed the ‘Beast.’ Hundreds of firefighters, police and heavy equipment operators fought a running battle with a formidable foe to save the City. In the end, 80,000 people were evacuated, and 2,400 structures were incinerated. A leadership responsibility that was once unimaginable was suddenly real. Responsibility without authority is one of the worst situations any leader can face, and natural disasters are the epitome of responsibility without authority.…

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Improve Your Conversations By Not Talking – 3 Tips You Can Start Using Today

I recently read a terrific article on www.fastcompany.com by Lydia Dishman. She writes we all probably talk too much. She notes humans, being social animals, use communication to survive and thrive. This would not be a problem except for the fact 60% of our conversation is spent talking about ourselves. Sadly, few of us are interesting enough to keep others that engaged 60% of the time. How Do we: Keep people engaged? Get the information we need out of them? Get our message across? ... By…

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