Coaching

Leadership Vlog Post 191017 – Why Soft Skills?

Having the technical skills and knowledge to successfully execute our job duties is only one part of being the best we can be in the workplace. In addition to these “hard” skills, we also need “soft” skills. As I stated above, Soft Skills are those skills that allow us to…

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate: The when’s & how’s

This week I discuss how and when we communicate with our direct reports and others. Keeping open communication and letting others know you are accessible is one of the keys to being a good leader. So, what are some of the things we can do to make this happen? John…

Taking a Chance on Coaching – Video Case Study

Derek Hodgins is the CEO of High Roller Games, a local games company based in Kelowna BC. They specialize in making custom games for big brands like Trailer Park Boys, Vikings and Bob Marley. Derek states that it was always a dream job to be able to go ahead and…

What Does It Mean To Really Listen

In my upcoming book (hopefully to be available this fall) I explore the importance of Soft Skills development.  Two of these skills are verbal and non-verbal communications: its nature of being a “two way street,” the need for both a sender and a receiver in order for the communication to…