A couple of weeks ago, I was visiting my 15 month old grandson, Roudi. He had just started to say his first words and was so excited to try to communicate these with me. You could see the wonder in his eyes as he showed me his toys and was trying to voice their…

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If you don’t keep score, how will you know when you win? The focus and engagement level of a team that is aligned in its goal, clear on its mission and committed from all angles to achieving specific results… is a force to be reckoned with. When an organization has well articulated goals, strategies, objectives……

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Let’s face it. In leadership roles, we get caught up in the rush of feeling “needed”,  solving problems, making things  “happen” and driving direction. I think something else happens though as well. When “the boss” is around all the time, even the most high performing teams can get a sense of security from trusting that you are there…

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I feel incredibly lucky to be part of several different COMMUNITIES. There is of course the community I live in, the communities I network with, work with and play with. Communities of peers, colleagues, professionals. Online communities; In-person communities. There is brilliance within each of us and when we become part of something larger than…

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Sometimes you need to slow down to go fast. This past weekend wasn’t a slow down, it was even more than that. I pressed “PAUSE” on life and spent some of the most valuable time I have in ages. The location was spectacular- the company was incredible. I went away with my two sister-in laws…

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On March 4th, I will be attending the Kathy Barnett Leadership Luncheon in Whistler BC. SUPER excited about it. The Luncheon is a fundraiser for the Kathy Barnett  Endowment fund, which provides leadership grants to women living the Sea to Sky Corridor who are looking to improve their skills for the betterment of the community. A…

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There has been a great deal of talk lately about how and why to use your own story when working with others. Whether you are a leader in your community, a leader in the workplace or a leading expert in a particular field you do have influence on others. How you influence others will create…

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This is something I spend a lot of time thinking about. It fascinates me. I wonder about it in the context of my own leadership journey… and how I got to where I am. I wonder about it when I gaze at my beautiful children full of promise and try to imagine them in life 5…

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I asked Danae Johnson CEC CHRP who is a friend, colleague and  amazing executive coach, to write a guest blog about the process we go through at the end of a year reflecting on what has passed… and how we can set ourselves up in 2011 to check off more of those goals that typically…

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