Lean on Me: Partnering to Help Leaders Keep Pace

October 17, 2016

This week, my writing colleague Louise Campbell interviewed my coaching colleague, Tim Edris of the Emerging Leaders Institute, to get his view on leadership and how it is evolving.   “What got you here won’t get you there,” was coined by business leadership guru Marshall Goldsmith to underscore how leaders need to regularly update the way they lead to keep…

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The Space of Trust

June 6, 2016

A while back, I promised a blog post on confidentiality, a topic I hold dear. As you may recall, I was struggling with coming across as sanctimonious. I had set a June deadline though, so here goes… Moving home to PEI has been a great move. Personally and professionally, I am thriving and enjoying the benefits of small city living.…

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The Monster That is Procrastination

April 26, 2016

There’s a blog post brewing in my head.  Working title: “Loose Lips Sink Ships”. It’s about confidentiality—a subject I feel passionate about. THIS post is not THAT post. I’m putting THAT one off. I want to write about the importance of confidentiality and I am having trouble writing it without coming across holier than thou. Until I find a new angle,…

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The Cancelling Effect For Leaders

March 1, 2016

Ask the leaders in most companies how they are growing the business and you’ll hear about marketing & sales, lean manufacturing, innovation, attraction and retention of top talent, and acquisitions etc. While leaders will readily agree that effective leaders drive business performance, improving leadership effectiveness is rarely a leadership priority. And if it is a priority, the focus is often…

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Reframing Confidence: Find Your Inner Superhero

November 4, 2015

This is me through the eyes of my 4.5 year old daughter.  I’m a superhero (with big earrings). There are moments when I see myself this way too.  And moments when I don’t. Confidence has been a hot topic this year.  Books like The Confidence Code attempt to crack the code on where confidence comes from for women. Having coached…

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Will Trudeau do “The Drunken Man Stumble” of Leadership?

October 20, 2015

A young leader has just become the Prime Minister of our country.  The energy is palpable.  Hope is in the air.  The challenges are incredible.  We’re all waiting to witness a different kind of leadership. Nick Petrie, Senior Faculty Member with The Center for Creative Leadership (they have a great blog on leadership) wrote a report four years ago called…

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