Month: April 2019

The 5 Practices of Leadership Literacy

The 5 Practices of Leadership Literacy books in place of leader’s head symbolizing leadership literacy

  This article was originally published on November 13, 2017 and has been updated.   Leaders have a responsibility: a responsibility to create an environment of trust, to guide, to create, to motivate, and transform. But to do all these things, a leader must be literate. And by “literate”, I mean knowledgeable. Today, information is […]

Coping with disruption – practical strategies at an exciting event this June!

Coping with disruption – practical strategies at an exciting event this June!

I am thrilled to be one of the featured speakers discussing “Coping with disruption” at the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta Elevate Your Mind Professional Development Conference being held in Calgary AB this June 7.  And just as excited to be featured in the Spring issue of Dividends Magazine, going out to over 29,000 CPAs […]

Five tips for specific constructive feedback to develop your employees

Five tips for specific constructive feedback to develop your employees develop your employees

Since the beginning of this year, all my video blogs have been focused on specific and practical tips to develop your employees.  Today we’re up to Strategy #10: offer constructive feedback. Offer constructive feedback A sure-fire way to grow and develop your employees is to make it a point to offer them constructive feedback, information […]

Four ways to turn organizational politics into a positive force

We’ve all seen and heard it: when we win on an issue in the workplace, we call it good leadership. When we lose, we call it organizational politics.  But in reality, it’s likely neither.  Whether or not our position prevails on workplace matters is more a function of two other dimensions – your organizational acumen […]

Why accountability matters: a leadership lesson from a fortune cookie

Why accountability matters: a leadership lesson from a fortune cookie accountability

Last year, I did an entire video series focusing entirely on effective and powerful employee motivators; strategy #19 was to delegate responsibility, authority AND accountability.  I was reminded of this important leadership tenet a few evenings ago in the most unexpected spot … following dinner at a Chinese restaurant! Leadership wisdom from a fortune cookie […]

Three things you can do right now to stay disciplined

Distractions are, unfortunately, a reality in our professional lives nowadays.  In fact, I’ve previously blogged about how often we lose focus at work by the well-known (and notorious) “squirrel” and I’ve subsequently asked you how you minimize distractions and stay disciplined.  Which is why I am thrilled to welcome our guest blogger today.  Mark Black […]