leadership developement

Making Connections: The Importance of Networking

I believe the most important commitment I made was to network. I’m convinced that this one thing has been the primary reason for my success to date. I had no real connections when I started in the fall of 2014. My previous role did not provide me with a ready-made…

What is Your Perspective?

How do you “see” things in your role as a leader? How does changing perspective shift how you lead? This week’s video blog explores these questions and looks for answers.   Let me know what you think? John Whitehead, coach’s leaders to become more effective by helping them improve their…

Time (Personal) Management as a Soft Skill

 “Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” ~ Winston Churchill I believe the very first workshop I attended in my working life was one on time management. That workshop — in the late 70s in Winnipeg — was the start of a lifelong journey of learning. I attended…

So, What Are These Things Called “Soft Skills”?

‘Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements, will all prove unavailing if you or your employees treat your patrons abruptly. The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon…

Putting “What You Control” into Context

In this week’s video blog post I describe how a medical issue I have been dealing with provides me with some thinking on the ongoing conversation I have been having on “What We Can Control and What We Can’t Control”.  Often in my work as an Executive Coach, the leadership…