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The Naked Leader

I have been playing with the idea of “vulnerability” and what it means from a leadership perspective.  What does it mean to be vulnerable and what are the boundaries we impose and the stories we tell about vulnerability?  How does vulnerability show up at work and in our personal life?   In leadership circles the [...]

Women Bringing Their Whole Selves to Work: Part 4

5  Steps for Getting into Action and Living Your Vision This last article in the series looks at how you get into action and live your vision, from the core of who you are as a leader.  Change is complex and it takes time. It means identifying those habits that get in the way, stepping [...]

Women Bringing Their Whole Selves to Work: Part 3

    Five Steps to Conquering Your Internal Resistors Resistors include the self talk that gets in your way and holds you back from getting into action. Unless you bring them to the surface and let go of them, they will hold you back from achieving success. Great leaders are aware of their resistors and [...]

Women Bringing Their Whole Selves to Work: Part 2

In Part 1 you were given a series of actions to guide you in developing your leadership vision.  Your call to action was to develop your leadership essence, the “why” you are here in the world.  Part 2 looks at how to make this vision real and actionable. To realize your vision you need to [...]

Women Bringing Their Whole Selves to Work: Part 1

This 4 part series will explore how women can step into their greatness and “bring their whole selves to work’ – being present and authentic, developing relationships and delivering results at work and at home. Part 1 will look at how you define yourself as a leader. Future blogs (one month apart) will tackle making [...]

Who are you as a leader?

My daughter is in the process of applying to university and one of the things she is doing is applying for scholarships that recognize her leadership and community involvement. At the ripe old age of 17, she has really stepped into who she as a leader.  She is clear on who she is, her impact [...]

Courage and Leadership

Organizations are calling for courageous leaders! How would you stack up in the domain? My daughter retweeted a message from the DalaiLama. His message was this: “If the work is worthwhile, then whether we can complete it or not, it’s worth making the attempt. That’s why courage is important.” Now this is a powerful statement [...]

Is it natural talent or do you choose great performance?

Is it natural talent that generates great performance or do you choose great performance? I recently came across this article written by Geoff Colvin, senior editor of Fortune magazine. In this article, Geoff brings to our attention the concept of “deliberate practice” that differentiates high performers from good performers. The article summarizes deliberate practice as [...]

What is greatness and what does it mean for you?

What is greatness and what does it mean for you? The question of greatness is an important one because what it means impacts how you see yourself and how your team will relate to you….

Find your passion and then step into your leadership!

My niece sent me an article that was posted in the National Post on Sunday, November 14, 2010 that she found of interest -

The article ended as follows…

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    The Naked LeaderI have been playing with the idea of “vulnerability” and what it means from a leadership perspective.  What does it mean to be vulnerable and what are the boundaries we impose and the stories we tell about vulnerability?  How does vulnerability show up at work and in our personal life?   In leadership circles the [...]

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    Women Bringing Their Whole Selves to Work: Part 45  Steps for Getting into Action and Living Your Vision This last article in the series looks at how you get into action and live your vision, from the core of who you are as a leader.  Change is complex and it takes time. It means identifying those habits that get in the way, stepping [...]

    READ MORE

    Women Bringing Their Whole Selves to Work: Part 3    Five Steps to Conquering Your Internal Resistors Resistors include the self talk that gets in your way and holds you back from getting into action. Unless you bring them to the surface and let go of them, they will hold you back from achieving success. Great leaders are aware of their resistors and [...]

    READ MORE