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

Lessons from a Hummingbird

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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

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

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

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