When an apology is in order, how do leaders in your organization apologize? We can’t help but notice when it goes poorly. Sometimes, it’s a matter of people (or a person) not ready or able to forgive. And that’s understandable, especially when there is no attempt at restorative justice. Other … [Read more...] about Real Leadership: Real Apology
How is your organization working within the ever-growing gig economy? Let me ask: how do leaders engage with and develop future leaders? This is a frequent topic of discussion with many millennials today. And it’s no surprise. The number of entrepreneurs, freelancers, or gig workers—those … [Read more...] about The Importance of Coaching Today
What is your learning style? Depending on when you attended school, you may have been tested and/or identified as a particular type of learner: the way you process and retain information. Typically, most children learn through the five senses, including seeing, hearing, touching, and doing/moving … [Read more...] about The Learning Style of Leaders
When you hear or read the word “freedom,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? In the US, the 4th of July marks the anniversary of thirteen colonies declaring independence from Britain. They gained their freedom from British rule and government. In contrast, Canada Day, celebrated on the … [Read more...] about How Do You Define Freedom?
As we move into the pandemic recovery process, how do you make way for happiness? Let me ask: do you find yourself less happy than you anticipated? An answer of “yes” to the latter question is not uncommon. What we think will make us happy is often off-base. It might sound like: I’ll be so … [Read more...] about Make Way for Happiness
Where are you in your heroic journey? This is not a rhetorical question. Nor should it be answered flippantly. Certainly, it has taken many years (and experiences) to become who you are today. And it hasn’t been easy. However, out of our setbacks, and even failures, we have been afforded the … [Read more...] about Your Heroic Journey
As a leader, what role do you take in your own leadership development? If 2020 taught us anything, it was the importance of seeing the big picture without losing sight of the small details. This requires a tremendous skill in balancing priorities, energy, and focus. And while most great leaders can … [Read more...] about The Next Wave in Leadership Development: Habits
What are your plans to bring in the new year? Will you celebrate? Maybe this is the year to try a new custom from a different culture. For example, in many Latin cultures it is customary to eat 12 grapes at midnight for good luck in the coming 12 months. Some carry an empty suitcase around the … [Read more...] about Expectation Management
For many, this is the time of year when we pause, reflect, and express our gratitude. But this year, many are experiencing significant loss and grief. For some, this grief is complicated. According to the Mayo Clinic, complicated grief is “an ongoing, heightened state of mourning that keeps you … [Read more...] about On Managing Loss and Grief
How is your organization fighting racism? A 2017 analysis of racial discrimination revealed no improvement in hiring over time. With all the diversity training and education we have received, how can this be? To understand the collective dimensions of racism, and how different groups of colors get … [Read more...] about How is Your Organization Fighting Racism?