Cultivating a Calm Approach to Leadership

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 2006. #RippleFunFact! Taking a calm approach … 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

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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

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

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