LEADING THROUGH SCARY TIMES

This gif of Canadians watching the American news that is kind of funny because it’s true. via GIPHY We watch the news with fascination and horror over recent events and concern for our friends and neighbours. Of course, we are also observing it all with a healthy dose of good old Canadian smugness, because smugness is Canada's second-largest export. I have spent quite a bit of time since New Year's talking with US-based clients, prospects and friends and what the rest of the world is missing…

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14 Secret Habits That Will Make You A More Effective Leader

I've been working with leaders for almost... a very long time. And in this blog, I’ve distilled down the “secret leadership habits” that define the best leaders I have ever met. Before you jump into the 14 Habits, I want to ask you: Why do you want to be a more effective leader? Your answer will be very personal to you. But I will tell you this: the best leaders have an answer. I’m sure you’re asking, are these really secrets? 14 Secret Leadership Habits To…

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Motivation Sins: Get Off Of The Naughty Boss List

Who do you look to for motivation? For many of us, it's our leaders we go to when we need that push to get things done. If you're the leader, how motivated (or not) your team is, can come down to how you lead. Motivation Sins So ask yourself: are you guilty of these motivational sins? 1. Supervising by merely giving orders, especially in the form of emails Remember: Positive personal and human contact raises morale. Lack of personal communication with employees will put you out…

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