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Post date: March 13, 2018
Why do we entertain so few options when confronted with a challenge? Why do we self-impose and accept limits? Limits constrain who we are and what we can achieve, while options unleash creativity and allow us to move beyond arbitrary boundaries so we can make thoughtful choices. My role as a coach...
Post date: February 6, 2018
It is easy to think the more outspoken, outgoing, and confident someone is, the better they are at leading teams. This perception has long been the norm, often seen as corporate leadership taking charge and presenting themselves as strong extroverts. Whether interviewing for a job or showcasing...
Post date: June 22, 2015
 In professional sports, top athletes watch video-recordings of their own games or performances. But in the corporate world, leaders are always on the go—rarely taking the time to stop and reflect.They are wasting huge opportunities to learn.   The Strategic Capability Network, the Canadian...
Post date: October 9, 2018
It’s safe to say that the world has a fascination with superheroes. So far in 2018, four of the top five grossing movies are about superheroes, they feature in commercials for leading brands and there’s even a Smithsonian course on the “Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact on Pop Culture.” Through...
Post date: March 22, 2017
We all know curiosity is what leads scientists to make discoveries that alter lives, and entrepreneurs to innovate to tap new markets. Most organizations facing an increasingly competitive marketplace are focused on hiring curious leaders to tackle the challenge of identifying opportunities for...
Post date: May 4, 2017
Organizations often miss the mark in developing women as leaders, said Tammy Heermann, senior vice president for leadership transformation at Lee Hecht Harrison in Toronto. She spoke about "gender truths" during a concurrent session at the HR People + Strategy Annual Conference in April. They miss...
Post date: January 10, 2019
This post is part of an ongoing series that provides lessons and techniques for readers to supercharge their leadership development programs and implement a reliable pipeline for their company’s future leadership. Read the previous posts here and here.  When I was five years old, my mother placed a...
Post date: March 10, 2016
Recently the Organizational Intelligence Institute conducted a *survey regarding gender expressions that exist within leadership competencies. The gender expression concept essentially states that within each competency, there exists a masculine expression and feminine expression. This was a public...
Post date: November 30, 2016
Because it is universal, unconscious bias impacts the workplace at all levels. Everyone has biases due to the way the brain is hardwired. Unconscious bias directly affects not only who gets hired, developed and promoted but also the ability of a team to be high performing, the effectiveness of...
Post date: November 23, 2016
It is well known that women remain under-represented in the boardroom and in the C-suite. What is less well known is that this gender imbalance is costing businesses—in idea generation, performance, and profits. In Money on the Table: How to Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership, I...