Vision without action is merely a dream. Vision with action can change the world.

                                   – Joel A. Barker

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How to KOPE with Change: A Guide for Leaders

This post intends to minimize the number of people being blamed (and hurt) for “not changing” in a manner that is preferred by others.  We have seen, and are sure many of you have experienced first-hand, the human carnage and damage that occur when we hold (and act upon) unhelpful or inaccurate beliefs about people…

Becoming Approachable: Putting the Open in “Open Door Policy”

This post was inspired by leaders and employees who work every day to make their relationships with people better! It was written to offer EVERYONE simple, practical and proven strategies for enhancing relationships at work and in life.   The Thing that Everyone Wants Every month we speak with 100s of employees and managers about…

1 Thing Managers Can Do To Stop Killing Culture

Everyday thousands of managers in both corporate and human service sectors are killing the great company culture they’re striving to create. And most of them are doing it unintentionally and unknowingly. While the impacts of this phenomenon are shocking, the answer is easier and more cost effective than you think. This post will offer 1…

Accountability Shouldn’t Hurt: Two Questions for a Better Experience

Have you ever been held Accountable for a process or a specific outcome that left you feeling less than good? Did it hurt? Were you confused, dazed and/or nauseous? Did the experience leave you disillusioned, demoralized or damaged? Well then, what you experienced wasn’t Accountability at all. It is more likely that you were being…

Paving the Road to Wellness: Purpose, Values and the Leader’s Role

This post offers leaders and aspiring leaders opportunity to consider the role of purpose and values for improving employee engagement and overall wellness. The discussion offers several individual and collective suggestions for leveraging purpose and values to improve value-alignment towards greater meaning, engagement and wellness for everyone! Connecting with Purpose – Two Important Questions  What…

Resolutions that Stick: 10 Steps to Goal Success!

Did you know that close to 90% of the personal goals we set for ourselves are rarely achieved to the degree that we expected or hoped for? As a matter of fact, we fail at most of them in different ways and for many different reasons. Missing the target a little bit, or failing at…

7 Steps to Improve Your Leadership

7 Steps to Improve Your Leadership Best is an effort. Better is a destination. You can give, try and even do your best, but you will never be your best! We have learned that Great Leaders are in a constant and perpetual pursuit of Better; for themselves, their people, their organizations and their communities. This…

Don’t Stop Climbing

This post was written for all human beings. It was motivated by the thought that we as people, might be at risk of forgetting how amazing we truly are. You’re More Capable than You Think I sometimes wonder if Marvel Movies are doing well at the Box Office, because they offer opportunity to connect with…

Start with Strengths: Strategies for Inspiring Higher Performance

This post is written for all leaders and aspiring leaders serious about enhancing their capacity to develop people and teams towards the most positive and preferred outcomes possible. The information presented here has been tried, tested and proven to enhance the capacity of managers towards greater leadership.   Success is achieved by developing our strengths…

5 Steps to a Greater Leadership Experience

This post was written for leaders and aspiring leaders who are committed to providing the greatest leadership experience for their people. It offers 5 Simple Steps, guaranteed to elevate a quality leader experience for both the member and the leader!   A Tough Pill to Swallow I remember clearly, as a manager, the first time…

People and Preferred Change: 4 Keys to Succeed

This post intends to name and eliminate one of the biggest and most problematic misconceptions about people and change. Written for leaders and aspiring leaders, the article presents 4 Keys to successfully develop and support all people through change, no matter how complex. People Change Since the beginning of time, human beings have been faced…

Five Ways to Inspire People, Productivity and Profit

Quality Leadership and Better Outcomes A wealth of research and your own experiences confirm without a doubt that effective and quality leadership positively impact EVERYTHING: Motivation; Engagement; Commitment; Communication; Climate; Culture and; Conversion on Greatest Results. Conversely, we also know that when employees experience leadership as being inadequate, negative and/or of poor quality the outcomes…

The Billion Dollar Question

This week, at a presentation in Montreal I was asked a very important question, “If you could share only one piece of advice for leaders, what would it be?” My answer; “That they learn about and ask themselves The Billion Dollar Question…every day.” While I write this post with Leaders and Human Resource professionals in…

Leaders and Leadership: Stop Blaming. Start Naming.

Thank You All Leaders and Aspiring Leaders Thank you for committing your time, energy and your lives to developing the capacities of others to feel better, do better and just be better overall. You can never be thanked enough. Your dedication to the betterment of others is not merely a job; it is a calling.…

The 5 Pillars of Great Leadership

Employee engagement, according to Aon, Deloitte, Gallup, and thousands of scholarly articles,  is one of the greatest game-changing mechanisms for companies looking to accelerate performance, exceed desired results and outperform their competitors. Quality Leadership and Engagement The potential for managers to impact employee engagement is massive; Gallup estimates that managers account for at least 70…

The Quickest Win

This piece was written for ALL Leaders and Aspiring Leaders in and outside the workplace. It was inspired by two conversations, on the same day, with two very different leaders: the most respected and talented CEO I’ve known and, a lovely couple who were brand new parents.   Offered following the story below, is the…

Page 1:Five Essential Questions for Greater Leadership

All great journeys start with a first step and, all great leadership stories start with a first page. In this practical and profound podcast Stephen de Groot guides leaders and aspiring leaders through a personal reflection on 5 Essential questions; they are geared towards immediately improving, strengthening and sustaining greater leadership. Stephen encourages ALL Leaders at…

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    • I believe leadership encompasses creating inspiring visions together, listening and challenging with care/love throughout this process and then actually accomplishing these dreams.

      • I agree with your description Deb. Building off of this idea I would add that great leaders create a safe environment that allows employees to show up as their whole person and that in this environment they leave at the end of the day is as good of shape as when they arrived, if not better.

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