Tag: communication

Parents! Do what you say!

Some of my most popular articles this year are the leadership in parenting stories. I was telling this to my son lately and he told me that he even shows them to his friends! I asked him what I should...

/ September 25, 2017

Be Fearless Of Failure And Start Learning By Doing

One topic I often find myself discussing these days is learning by doing. Cultures that value continuous improvement encourage experimentation. They also encourage people to fail fast so they can learn fast. But this idea is scary to those working...

/ September 20, 2017
Loop learning for new results!

How To Make Your Leadership More Powerful With Loop Learning

As leaders, it’s very difficult to create change in our organizations. One of the biggest problems is that over time, we forget what drives our change and what progress we’re making. When we work with our teams, change sometimes feels...

/ August 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
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 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

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

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

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

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