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

Principles of Reflective Practice and Leadership

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The concept of self-reflection, from a professional point of view, was introduced to me while a student at Royal Roads University. 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 changed … 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

Fun as a Core Value

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  As a leadership consultant, I aspire to create fun and rewarding experiences to empower and inspire teams. I decided to include “fun” as an organizational value for Ripple Effect Leadership, because we as humans need to experience fun even during times of difficulty and change.   Having fun together is important when it comes to building team culture and that … Read More

3 Ways to Build Dialogue in the Workplace

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I think it’s safe to say that most of us have attended a meeting and someone arrives with a clear agenda and dominates the discussion. The ripple effect of these actions may initiate a rough start to the meeting. Take a moment now. Pause and reflect. Have you been that person? I am not embarrassed to say that I have … Read More