Leading with Love.

Love Leadership

Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash “The key to leadership is to lead with love. Leading with love means knowing and caring about what inspires and empowers people. It’s about caring enough to know what is important to them and helping them succeed. To be a leader who leads from love is to continuously develop the art of leadership.” Lolly Daskal Love is not a word commonly connected with … Read More

Cultivating a Calm Approach to Leadership

Latest colouring sheet I completed #leadershipiscolourful Hey Ripple Makers! Having worked in the field of neuroscience for over 19 years, I’ve had the opportunity to learn a lot about the brain and neuroscience. With this in mind, I’ve decided to write a little more about Neuroleadership into my blog posts – a concept around since David Rock introduced it in … Read More

The Role of Leadership in Shifting Organizational Culture

Leadership culture, personal leadership

Every employee plays a part in the process of shifting organizational culture, yet at the end of the day, leaders are the ones who can make or break it; the choices they make cause a ripple effect on employee recruitment, engagement, and performance that powerfully impacts an organization. Creating a culture of leadership is a key component in your organizations ability … Read More

Self-Care and Leadership Reflections

Work Space, Leadership, Turquoise, Self Care

This is the time of year I slow down professionally to reflect on the past year, look ahead and plan for the months ahead. I am so happy with the new home work space I transformed for myself this year; it brings me great energy, focus and comfort. From the turquoise coloured paint surrounding my beautiful artwork to my inspirational … Read More

The Joy of Failure

the joy of failure

One thing you learn quickly as an entrepreneur is that everything you do is trial, and error. Failure is a normal part of the process! Failure is one of the most dreaded words in the English language. The very idea of failing is enough to stop many people in their tracks. As someone who has almost 20 years experience building … Read More

How IABC London’s Board of Directors Created a Values Charter and Why That Matters

Ripple Effect Leadership, Personal Leadership, Team Charter, Core Values

Recently I had the opportunity to facilitate a workshop with the board of directors for The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) London, Ontario and I would like to share my insights and reflections on this session. The goal of this workshop was to co-create a team charter and create a list of examples of how to transform IABC’s core values … Read More

Reflection and Stretch Goals: Two Prevailing Forces Behind Dive Deep Retreat

Leadership retreat, Dive Deep, Ripple Effect, Core Values, Potential Personal Leadership, Collaboration, Fun, Creative, Transparency

  I am the first to say that personal leadership is a life-long practice. No one is perfect and we all have moments in time where we wish we would have handled things differently. The question is – are we willing to reflect,learn from and expand leadership potential. That to me is what personal leadership is about. I truly believe … Read More

Enough With the Term Accountability: Ownership Is Where It’s At

Which one do you relate to more? Do you know the difference? Ownership is something that becomes a fundamental value for an individual and accountability translates into responsibility. Both values have a role within an organization and team, it just depends on the culture you would like to create; however if you want to create a culture of collaboration and … Read More

Lessons from a Hummingbird

Hummingbird

I want to share a charming message first told by Professor Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist activist, women’s right advocate and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. This is the hummingbird story. One day a terrible fire broke out in a forest – a huge woodlands was suddenly engulfed by a raging wild fire. Frightened, all the animals fled their homes and ran … Read More

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