Welcome to my blog – Live in the Moment!

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This is the place where we share leadership experiences, stories, ideas and insights. You will have the opportunity to hear from daring leaders and the work they do to push the boundaries around personal leadership, accountability, communication, collaboration, creativity and engagement. Want to be a guest writer? Heck ya! Please contact me, and I welcome the opportunity to collaborate.

Cultivating Personal Leadership

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As a leader, the first person you lead is yourself. Leading self means you are willing to understand your strengths and governing beliefs. Personal leadership is about bringing this core to the table and being able to use your talents and gifts to create value. Maybe you’re thinking “I am not a leader” because of your title at work. But in … Read More

Culturally Creative People: What “The Purple One” Taught Us About Creativity

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  I have always been a creative person…but why? Reflecting on when I was growing up, I often had a project on the go whether it was making jewelry, painting wooden frames, painting and glazing ceramics, making handmade greeting cards or even sitting for hours colouring in one of my many colouring books. My love for creativity and colouring was … Read More

PechaKucha – A unique presentation format for your next team meeting

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Telling a story with a fixed time frame using only pictures is – powerful! PechaKucha Nights are held world wide in front of an audience and is the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”. Specifically, it is a speaking format where the presenter has 20 images and each slide is on the screen for exactly 20 seconds. This … Read More

Why I Chose “Transparency” as a Core Value

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Core values are traits or qualities you consider not just worthwhile, they represent an individual’s or an organization’s highest priorities, deeply held beliefs, and core fundamental driving forces. They are the heart of what your organization and its employees stand for in the world. Many companies have a set of core values to consult when decisions need to be made. … Read More

Why I Chose “Collaboration” as a Core Value

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As a leadership consultant, I aspire to create collaborative and rewarding experiences to empower and inspire teams. I decided to make “collaboration” an organizational value for Ripple Effect Leadership Consulting & Events because this is not only a personal core value of mine, but in my opinion an important part of any team. As a group facilitator, I believe in … Read More

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway! Principles of Reflective Practice

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The concept of self-reflection was a concept I first learned about at Royal Roads University during my leadership graduate studies. There was a strong focus on leading self and personal leadership. We were introduced to the work of Ronald R. Short, author of “Learning in Relationship” through one of our first assignments. Our assignment was to ask three colleagues the … Read More

True or False? The Only True Leadership Is Values-Based Leadership

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Remember back in 90’s (I’m dating myself) when the new catch word was “team” and “teamwork”. More recently “employee engagement” was the new buzz word. Simply using a new theory without a full understanding of it is like putting a new mission statement or list of values on the wall every few years and never referring to it again. In this … Read More

Guest Blogger Chris Asper, Skydiving and Deadpool…Oh My!

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On June 8, Chris was Ripple Effect Leadership’s first guest blogger and shared his expertise and experience on: Life Decisions – Use a Compass. Learn a little more about Chris Asper’s witty and thoughtful take on leadership and life below: Is there a documentary, presentation or article that really changed the way you thought about leadership? My thoughts on leadership … Read More

Life Decisions – Use a Compass by Chris Asper, MBA

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Imagine for a second that you had to drive somewhere you have never been. What would you use to get there? With today’s technology, you would most likely enter the address into a GPS or App on your smartphone. Within seconds, it would identify where you are, map the fastest route, and provide turn-by-turn instructions until you arrived at your … Read More