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Category: better leadership

take action

Leaders, take action to “weed your garden”

I often blog about how it’s important for leaders to take action, even if it may not be comfortable or easy.  My continued musings about my little garden on my terrace led to yet another metaphor that illustrates this essential

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team results

What does it (really) take to achieve team results?

I am often asked what it takes to achieve success in a team.  You know, so that work gets done, the product or service gets delivered, and checkmarks can get put next to all the items on the team results

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To cultivate high-performing teams, you need two elements

Every leader’s goal is to create high-performing teams.  And in order to do that, we invest significant effort into cultivating and growing strong people who work well together to achieve our department and organization’s objectives.  It is this concept of

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Influential authority vs positional authority (and the chimpanzee Mike)

The topic of influential authority versus positional authority comes up often in my discussions with leaders.  Not long ago though, it came up in an unexpected context. Recently, I had the opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Birute Galdikas,

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Last chance for professional development credits in 2019!

For the 5th year in a row, I am so pleased to be partnering with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta (CPA Alberta) to deliver high-quality cost-effective leadership training in a series of twelve “public” programs until March 2019.  Each

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Relevant and cost-effective public leadership training in October

A couple of weeks ago, I shared our exciting news – for the 5th year in the row, I am partnering with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta (CPA Alberta) to offer public leadership training in Calgary and Edmonton.  “Public”

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