personal development

A Lesson from Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield – Leading the Way

One of the better books ostensibly about leadership I have read is Chris Hadfield’s An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth (Random House, 2013). I didn’t start in on it with the expectation that it would enhance my own leadership, but as I often do during “down times,” I picked it up…

What are Soft Skills?

  What are Soft Skills? Soft skills are those things which help us interact with others much easier. “Soft” because it’s to compare them against “hard” skills or technical skills.  In this week’s Vlog post I talk about what Soft Skills mean to me…. from a previously posted vlog post…

What is an Inclusive Leader?

What does it mean to be an inclusive leader and what does that look like? What is an inclusive organization? In this week’s Vlog post I look at what these might be and explore the continuum created by Jennifer Brown in her book “How to Be An Inclusive Leader” and…

Confronting Our Biases as leaders

Where is your thinking around diversity, equity, inclusion? What does it mean to you? If I was to ask you, what does it mean to be an inclusive leader, what would you say? This week’s vlog is a continuation from last week on personal learning and growth as I question…

How to Build Self-Confidence pt. II

This is the second of a short series of video blogs on building self-confidence This week we ask the question – How confident are you? It can be hard to assess our own self-confidence. Taking some time to ask a few questions and answer them honestly can help you gauge…