The Leadership Lid…are you the lid?

Posted by on September 17, 2016

Many of us have been there: you report to someone that “doesn’t get it.” The frustration in the air is palpable. The leader of the group dictates the progress, the environment and ultimately the effectiveness of the team. The leader is the lid the team bumps up against in their desire to be more. Every […]

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The Leadership Gap

Posted by on July 20, 2016

In a recent podcast called Meeting the Leadership Transition Challenge, my guest Jane Halford of Bolt Transition indicated that 40% of all leadership transitions fail within the first 18 months. While this is shocking in and of itself, there are even more alarming numbers in the workforce composition. The vast majority of our senior leaders are in the boomer generation aged 50- […]

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The Many C’s of Leadership – old

Posted by on May 26, 2016

The Leadership Series Like many of you I have been sucked into a link titled the 3 C’s of leadership or the 6  C’s of leadership and I have read a book or two about leadership.  What I have discovered is that there are many, many C’s of leadership and, depending on the author or […]

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Leadership doesn’t mean being out in front

Posted by on January 20, 2016

The Hero Leader The image of a leader is often an individual out front. Leaders lead. I agree with this. What I do not agree with is the image of the superhero leader. I believe leadership is more about soft qualities such as courage, discipline, patience, perseverance, consensus building, listening, coaching and consistency; as opposed […]

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Leaders Lead

Posted by on June 7, 2012

Leaders also listen. In my profession I lead sales and marketing teams, for recreation I lead teams in the mountains. Recently on an attempt of a shark finned unclimbed peak (Mt Saskatchewan; 11, 385 ft in the Centennial Range, Kluane National Park, Yukon) I faced my greatest leadership challenge. The team Prairie Vertical faced increasing consequence […]

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Managing Expectations

Posted by on March 29, 2011

With any project, task or event that you are assigned to accomplish/execute the most important key to success I have found is to manage expectations. It may seem trite to write such, but I believe it is critically important. While defining the scope of a project is a critical success factor for the effective execution […]

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