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

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

Which Superhero Are You?

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As I create content for Ripple’s Live in the Moment blog, there will be times I will need a break from writing. More importantly I want to create an environment where we can learn from each other through experiences and dialogue. Guest bloggers will represent various stages of life, career and industries. For me, leadership is about who we say … Read More

The Hummingbird and Ripple Effect Leadership

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A Little More About Me When completing my MA in Leadership (Health) Organizational Leadership Project (OLP), an action-based research paper, I incorporated the ripple effect metaphor to describe how communication practices among internal and external stakeholders of an organization could either ripple through the organization positively or negatively. Coupling that with my love for water I made the decision to … Read More