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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
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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
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Three Common Misunderstandings Of Self-Organized Teams

Part of my consulting work with clients is helping them adopt Agile and lean software development practices, which among other things means fostering and putting in place self-organizing teams. “Self-organization” can be a very loaded term, and when there is...

/ May 31, 2017
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Why Leaders Need Safe Spaces To Learn And Grow

Early in my career, I used to be very demanding of myself. It was hard for me to accept when I made mistakes in life. I remember one day, I was working on a woodworking project in my garage, and...

/ April 18, 2017
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Interesting ways people grant permission to lead in organizations

I wrote this article a few years ago after doing an interview on a cable tv show about my article called “And what if leadership was a permission“. I originally wrote it in French and never translated it before. I felt...

/ April 3, 2017
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How To Engage Your Team By Using The Right Language

Leaders and managers don’t always realize the impact of their language when talking with their teams. You can do many things with language, from empowering people to generating new possibilities. However, language can also create disengagement and dissent when wielded ineffectively. Language has...

/ March 27, 2017
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Amazing things happen when you parent with your heart

My family went through a difficult and sad experience for all of us in mid-December. We finally had to put to rest our nineteen year old cat Simba who’s been sick for the last year or so. I would ask...

/ March 20, 2017
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The real cost of conversational debt

I invest a lot of time learning to have the right and sometimes difficult conversations with members of my consulting team. This is important to me because every day, I see the challenges my clients face when they are unable to...

/ March 13, 2017
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Why do leaders have this constant need for quick results?

I work with clients of different shapes and sizes but one of the things that fascinates me is how much impatience I see from managers and people above them around the speed of change. What fascinates me even more is...

/ February 25, 2017
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Why using more perspectives will make you a better leader

In one of the management courses I deliver, as well as with the clients I coach, one of my favorite topics to cover is understanding perspectives. Participants often tell me this topic is one of their key takeaways. For me,...

/ January 16, 2017