Tag: authentic leadership

Being the learner

The importance of remembering being the learner

My son plays bowling in a junior league every Saturday morning. He started playing last year, which led us to our weekly Sunday night bowling nights together. One of the side benefits this creates is all the time we get...

/ October 7, 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

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

Valuable leadership lessons that made me a grateful entrepreneur

Over two years ago, I reached a point where I was experiencing borderline burnout for several months. I was the director of the Pyxis Technologies consulting team and I was struggling to balance training sessions, clients, business development and other...

/ April 10, 2017

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

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

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

What do you demand of yourself?

One of the interesting and challenging things for me with the Pyxis Cultures team is how often my colleagues remind me to be kinder to myself as a person and as a leader. They do this for me in subtle...

/ March 6, 2017

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

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