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All posts by Steffan Surdek

I am a leadership development coach, corporate trainer, professional speaker and author. I believe in contributing to a greater cause, making a difference and adding value. Feel free to reach out, I would love to hear about the leadership challenges in your organization!

Dormant leader wakes up!

5 powerful things dormant leaders absolutely need to know!

A while back, I wrote an article called Awaken Dormant Leaders. It is one of my favorite articles ever and it seems to connect with many people. Recently, a few visitors to the site sent me e-mails to ask me...

/ July 17, 2017
Co-creative leaders dance with the system around them!

Co-creative leaders dance with the system around them!

A few years ago, I was delivering a presentation at a local user group meeting. During the question and answer period, I went off on a little rant on leadership challenges I see in at clients. That rant spawned an...

/ July 12, 2017
Father And Son Talking Outside About Responsibility

How to create responsibility through powerful conversations

A few months ago, I wrote an article to share the story of how we guided our kids through the last few months with our cat. I wrote it at the time to share a story I felt could be useful...

/ July 10, 2017
Building capacity on teams

Co-creative leaders build capacity on their teams!

A few years ago, I was delivering a presentation at a local user group meeting. During the question and answer period, I went off on a little rant on leadership challenges I see in at clients.   That rant spawned...

/ July 5, 2017
The baggage we carry in our lives

The Surprising Baggage You Are Carrying As A Leader

Over the last five or six years, I played hockey in different garage leagues, usually very late at night. Hockey is a very fast-paced sport. At times it seemed like even if we were “playing for fun,” there were nights...

/ July 3, 2017
Co-creative leaders unleash the leaders around them!

Co-creative leaders unleash the leaders around them!

A few years ago, I was delivering a presentation at a local user group meeting. During the question and answer period, I went off on a little rant on leadership challenges I see in at clients.   That rant spawned...

/ June 28, 2017
Moving Motivators from Management 3.0

Steffan explains moving motivators (part 1 of 3)

Moving Motivators is a game we teach as part of the Management 3.0 course that we offer through Pyxis Cultures in English as well as in French. The video below is the first in a three-part series explaining how to...

/ June 21, 2017
Co-creative leaders are a voice among many

Co-creative leaders are a voice among many in the conversation

A few years ago, I was delivering a presentation at a local user group meeting. During the question and answer period, I went off on a little rant on leadership challenges I see in at clients.   That rant spawned...

/ June 16, 2017
What is co-creative leadership?

What is co-creative leadership?

A few years ago, I was delivering a presentation at a local user group meeting. During the question and answer period at the end, I went off on a little rant about various leadership challenges I see in organizations. That...

/ June 15, 2017
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How Could More Authentic Love Fuel Your Leadership?

One of the recurring themes in my life in the last few months is the place of love in leadership. I work with many clients where when I bring up the topic in conversation, it can be a bit shocking...

/ June 6, 2017