Perspective: Keep,Release or Adopt a New One

More often than not our joy and peace lie in the view we hold of certain situations.  Recently, one of my clients shared with me the power behind holding a perspective designed to align with the purpose she is working towards, supports the process necessary to achieve the  purpose and her people. The challenge she […]

There’s Power Behind Pausing to Evaluate

Though coaching is designed to keep people moving forward it doesn’t mean you must always be ‘ actively doing something’. There is power to be found in moments of stillness and quiet-if you can handle the stillness and quiet. Too many leaders allow the the many fires that prop up every day to take them […]

IDARE: The Secret Sauce for Successful Managing

Most managers have good intentions when they first set out to work. Sadly ,these may go by the wayside when too many competing priorities cause them to set aside the very tasks that would give them a sense of meaning in their duties and responsibilities. Here’s what I mean.  Knowing what your purpose is for […]

Build Confidence:Give Progressive Feedback

Feedback is a tool that offers managers an opportunity to develop their direct reports by reinforcing positive behaviour, increasing learning and proficiency and consequently improved performance. _ Essentials of Performance Coaching Feedback when given effectively will achieve the following: Creates awareness of how things could be done Offers new, more empowering insight Broadens vision and […]

The Art of Dying

I was recently thinking about some of the pain points many leaders with whom I work tend to experience and a pattern emerged around a particular theme- the art of dying. I am not talking about giving up the breath or facing the grim reaper. Yet, across the board, I noticed a general trend for […]

Feedback and Emotional Intelligence

The number one cause of poor work performance stems from disengagement and inter-personal conflict within the workplace and home. Leaders who are short on emotional intelligence tend to attract staff that are deficient in key emotional intelligence competencies such as self-awareness, self-management, and relationship management. How do managers, supervisors and staff build emotional intelligence? By […]