Cultivating Personal Leadership

JanicCore Values, Cultivating, leadership, Personal Leadership, Reflective Practice, Self-ReflectionLeave a Comment

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

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

JanicAuthentic Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Mental Models, Personal Leadership, Reflective Practice, Self-Reflection, TransparencyLeave a Comment

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

JanicAbout Ripple Effect, Collaboration, Core Values, Dialogue, Organizational Leadership, Personal Leadership, Self-Reflection, Values-Based LeadershipLeave a Comment

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