7 Steps To Leading in A Crisis: Don’t Be an Ass

To some, this entire year feels like a storm of bad news. As a leader, you're leading in a crisis and during unprecedented times. Naturally, world events might get to you. But are you taking this out on your team? They deserve better than you being an ass. I have been blogging about leadership for a few years now. I draw the subject matter from my observations of other leaders, the questions readers and clients ask, and from my own experiences and mistakes. To protect the…

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7 Traits Culture of Safety Performers Possess

Have you, as a leader, established a culture of safety in the workplace? Leadership is not a position. It is an attitude – management is the position. One has nothing to do with the other. Safety, too, is an attitude. What is a culture of safety? A culture of safety is a state of mind and a way of living your life. Safety is the result. Safety is the choice in every moment of every day. Those with a safety leadership attitude who promote a culture…

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8 Actions To Assess and Lead An Inherited Team

You would have thought I would have been smarter! I was hired as the Chief Administrative Offer for a small town in Canada’s arctic. During the hiring process, I specifically asked about labour relations and organizational health & culture. “Don’t worry,” I was assured, “we have a great team.” Read about a new boss as an organizational change I should have recognized the lie and I later found out I was hired to solve problems. The organization was top-heavy with 7 Directors for a team of…

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