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 […]

Pouring Into People

I was listening to a minister who shared his insights on how he got to where he is today in his career. I was intrigued by all the seemingly innocuous people he mentioned alongside the obvious ones.   Some of the people he mentioned who helped him rise up in his career he did not know […]

Problems are Questions Unsolved

‘Problems are questions that are unsolved ’_Tony Robbins Thinking about throttling that employee? What if you are looking for a way to break through and connect to a difficult employee and I say to you- use questions, what would be the first thought that crossed your mind? You’re crazy! Or, what does asking questions have […]

Lifts or Weights-Which Role do you Play?

Lifts and Weights- which of these words best describes your leadership style? To help you choose, let us look at what it takes to get an aircraft off the ground.  No matter the size of the aircraft four principles must be in place. Let’s take a look at two of these principles. The plane needs […]

Creating A Coaching Environment

As a manager, your role will be dual as you will be coaching a coachee who reports directly to you, and you must keep the goals of the organization front and centre. This does not stop you from coaching your employees to work to achieve their full potential both professionally and personally. Coaching provides you […]