THE UNTAPPED POWER OF EMPOWERMENT

After a recent speaking engagement, I went back to my Best Western hotel room in St. Albert, Alberta. On the coffee table I found this note with a little gift bag containing a bottle of water and a candy bar. Since receiving this inspiring little note of kindness, I have used it to illustrate leadership … Read moreTHE UNTAPPED POWER OF EMPOWERMENT

AMPLIFY YOUR LEADERSHIP IMPACT

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi The greatest challenge we face today, and upon which our very survival as a species depends, is the task of learning to live in harmony with ourselves, with each other, … Read moreAMPLIFY YOUR LEADERSHIP IMPACT

FORGET YOUR PERFECT OFFERING

Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. – Leonard Cohen Every leader has cracks,  imperfections in their personality. Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gandhi, John F Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela – all had cracks. All the great contributors of our time had flaws. … Read moreFORGET YOUR PERFECT OFFERING

CELEBRATE AUTUMN With THE OTHER EVEREST

It’s been many years since my daughters were returning to school in early September. But I still get nostalgic this time of year. Maybe it stems from the years I started back to school as a child or taught university and looked forward to returning to the classroom. Or maybe it’s because my corporate year-end … Read moreCELEBRATE AUTUMN With THE OTHER EVEREST

AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP The Strength of Your Presence Means Being Present to Life

A participant who attended one of my leadership programs earlier in the spring has been traveling with her daughter in Europe and sent me an email with a line that has not left me: “…while traveling I’ve had time to not think at all, just wonder and be amazed…” This put me into a reflective … Read moreAUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP The Strength of Your Presence Means Being Present to Life

THE SEASONS OF LIFE: The Art of The Long View

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn to live without judgement, so he sent them each on a quest to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, … Read moreTHE SEASONS OF LIFE: The Art of The Long View