5 Practical Strategies for Reawakening Your Passion for Work

There comes a time in everyone’s life when it’s time to take stock.  That’s because goals that have been achieved are no longer motivators to continue doing what we are doing; be it the top job, the big house, the new car or launching the next new product.

To determine if “it’s time” for you to take stock, check-in and see if
you […]

By |May 19th, 2011|Personal Mastery, Purpose and Meaning|0 Comments

What Leaders Can Learn from a Football Coach’s Secret to Motivating Players

As leaders, how can you motivate others to achieve goals and objectives? Some people say you can’t! That motivation only comes from the inside. Well if that’s the case, then look inside to what’s important to those you are “trying” to motivate. That’s what one football coach, Lou Tice, did.

Lou Tice, former high school teacher, football coach,  and author of […]

By |March 22nd, 2011|Coaching, Core Values, Motivation|0 Comments

5 Tips When Coaching in a Developing Nation

1. Spend some time conversing with your translator in advance of your workshop.

This helped me tune my ear to his English accent, speed of speach, inflections and test his understanding of my English. I also had to get use to words that were used in different contexts or were infrequently used in my language environment.

2. Come prepared for everything

I spoke to those […]

By |March 2nd, 2011|Coaching|2 Comments

Leadership in one small action

We all live busy lives but how much time does it take to ask a simple question that may change the life of another FOREVER.

While volunteering on behalf of Health Reach Canada, I met Vani Thangpuii, in Pokhara (a city of 1 million people), Nepal. Vani has many projects underway including, literacy, health education in the schools, water storage and […]

By |November 25th, 2010|Leadership Skills, Role Modeling|0 Comments

Getting Everyone on the Same Page

Last week,  Mr. Krishna Bahadur K.C., the Chairman of the School Management Committee, of Shree Shanti Niketan Primary School was looking for ways to mobilize his community towards common goals.

He was looking for a common denominator to bind the stakeholders that were impacted by future change initiatives.
Key Question
So I asked “What’s important to them, that is also important to you?” A long […]

By |November 25th, 2010|Change Strategies, Core Values, Leadership Skills|0 Comments

Presence Moment Along a Riverbank in Nepal

After taking in Doug Silsbee’s work on Mindful Leadership and Coaching  in Banff, hosted by Larry Huslmans with Reframe Leadership, I have been practising being more present in both my coaching practise and in my life. When you become attuned to taking in all that is there in the moment you learn to both tune out the distractions and heighten your awareness […]

By |November 22nd, 2010|Leadership Skills|0 Comments

We are all the same!

We are all the same. This statement came to life this past week while working with community leaders in Sundarbazaar, a semi-developed village of Lamjung, Nepal. The group of 15 was comprised of Head School Masters (principals), and the chairperson s from the School Management Committees, who together with the government, are responsible for providing and funding public education in 10 […]

How to Become More Self Aware Faster…Like now!

Today I co-facilitated an industry lunch for the Calgary Change Management Think Tank using a unique work method called Anecdote Circles.
What are Anecdote Circles?
Anecdote circles are a process and a work method that can be used for a wide range of purposes. It can be used to gather data about what’s really going on in your business, solve sensitive organizational problems, […]

By |August 25th, 2010|Leadership Skills, Learning, Personal Mastery|0 Comments

Learning While Doing – Fast Track to Action Learning

This is a continuation of a previous blog series on the 5 Ways to Use a Change Initiative as a Leadership Development Opportunity. As a refresher the 5 targeted activities are listed below with this week’s focus on number 2, Action Learning.
5 Targeted Activities to Facilitate Leadership Development are:

Developmental Assignments (within and outside of your current job)
Action Learning
Mentoring
Executive Coaching
Personal Growth […]

By |August 18th, 2010|Leadership Skills, Learning|0 Comments

5 ways to Use a Change Initiative as a Leadership Development Opportunity

During tough economic times, when hiring freezes are prevalent and staff capacity is low, many organizations staff their new initiatives (programs and or projects) with consultants, contractors, or staff with performance challenges. If you get what you invest in these initiatives, then it’s no wonder many are disappointed at the lack of sustainable success. Dust off that succession plan and put […]

By |August 3rd, 2010|Change Strategies, Leadership Skills|0 Comments