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

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

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

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