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Inspirational Leadership

“I’ve never done it, but I can do it.” An attitude to build a career — and a life — on.

– Posted in: Achievement Orientation, Adaptability, Coach and Mentor, Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, General, Inspirational Leadership, Leadership Skills, Organizational Awareness, Positive Outlook, Self-Awareness, Teamwork
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A 50th Birthday party is a big milestone, both personally and career wise.   Our good friend had a party in his home, and I caught up with his parents, and how they were doing in their retirement. I heard a story that I hadn't known in the twenty-one years of knowing them. I listened to Brian, [...]

Follow Your Dreams – It’d be Foolish Not To

– Posted in: Achievement Orientation, Adaptability, Emotional Intelligence, Inspirational Leadership, Positive Outlook, Self-Awareness, Teamwork
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Today is April Fool's Day. A day of traditionally pranking others in the name of fun.  Sometimes it means getting people to believe something that is not true and the fun is seeing them believe it, and then revealing - shockingly-  how untrue that belief was. I think most of us don't want to have [...]

Stillness | Wordlessness | Doing Nothing | Going Nowhere: Time Hack for Work-life Integration

– Posted in: Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Self-Control, Inspirational Leadership, Positive Outlook, Self-Awareness
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My kids call me old-school when I have these ideas they think are from my childhood that no longer apply to modern life. Like the concept that kids can walk around a new neighbourhood and make friends with other kids who are actually outside, and go play together without electronic aids.   “No Mom, they tell [...]

10 Tips for Leading with Deliciousness: Tip #6 – Imagination, Intuition and Instinct

– Posted in: General, Inspirational Leadership
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Now that I wrote about intelligence that goes beyond intellect, in Tip #5, it’s time to talk about imagination, instinct and intuition. What do these fluffy concepts have to do with the world of business, technology, engineering, mathematics or science?  Innovators use them to champion breakthrough solutions, which are often very lucrative.  I think we [...]

10 Tips for Leading with Deliciousness: Tip #5 – Leadership Beyond Intellect

– Posted in: Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Inspirational Leadership, Self-Awareness, Social Intelligence, Teamwork
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The philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes first coined the phrase "I think therefore I am" in 1637 in his book Discours de la Methode (Discourse on the Method).   For  Rene this was a very personal statement. He proved his existence by doubting his thinking. This was later expressed as "I doubt, therefore I think, [...]

10 Tips for Leading with Deliciousness: Tip #4 – Forgiving

– Posted in: Emotional Intelligence, Inspirational Leadership, Positive Outlook, Self-Awareness
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My belief is that if you just do one thing differently, it could cause a change in trajectory towards a better feeling state. Specifically the destination of “delicious leadership” looks like this: having fun at work being eager to go to work feeling refreshed and renewed by the work, not exhausted feeling connected to the [...]

10 Tips for Leading with Deliciousness: Tip #3 – Opening Lines of Communication

– Posted in: Coach and Mentor, Empathy, General, Inspirational Leadership, Leadership Skills, Teamwork
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One part of being of leader is to foster communication with your team to bring that diversity of knowledge and insight out into the open. People don’t naturally open up if they don’t feel safe. If you don’t actively and purposefully foster the relationships with all levels below you, you may be missing critical information [...]