ACT, BE, DO: What Skills are Needed for Leadership Nirvana?

Leadership Nirvana … What the heck is that? More importantly, what skills are needed for reaching leadership nirvana? Let's find out. What Skills are Needed for Leadership Nirvana? There have been times in my career when I have experienced what can only be described as leadership nirvana.  When I have been part of teams that achieved leadership nirvana, we seemed invincible. Teams that were much more than the whole being more than the sum of its parts: We were exponentially greater! I am even writing this…

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5 Steps You Can Use To Build a “First Team” Mindset

Credit to: Patrick Lencioni & The Table Group for the “First Team” concept, Jason Wong of https://www.attack-gecko.net/ and  Dalmau Consulting for the image I loved my job. I was part of a powerful and effective executive team to whom I was loyal. I had no problem identifying that they were the team I was personally responsible for and accountable for. They were my ‘First Team.’ I had built my team into a great team. People took on some of the most complex projects you could imagine…

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3 Tips To Be Exceedingly Human When Facing Cruel & Pointless Mindgames

“COVID-19 is like running a marathon with no finish line. In any feat of endurance, humans want to see the goal – and in the pandemic, we’re not there yet, despite the breakthroughs in vaccine research. Staying in the moment might be better for us than fantasizing about a future just beyond reach.” – The Globe & Mail. A cruel and pointless head game. When I was a young soldier, we were sent out an endurance test. Fully loaded with our rucksack and equipment, we walked…

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