Leadership

saying no

The Power of Saying NO… to Say YES

May 1, 2019

Say YES to Your Leadership Vision

I was saying No a lot to friends and family when I was studying for my Masters Degree in Adult Education and working full-time. I’ve said No to great client projects to have time …

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perfectionist

Are You a Selfish Coward?

February 13, 2019

A new view of perfectionists.

That’s exactly what marketing guru and best-selling author Seth Godin called perfectionists on a recent Boiling Point podcast.

Wow. 

As a recovering perfectionist, I started to take offence.

Then I realized that he was …

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build leaders

Saving the Day Can Hurt the Company

January 30, 2019

Build Leaders Instead

Have you ever thought it was just easier to do it yourself?

How’s that working for you? Getting tired? Overwhelmed?

I totally understand. Passionate managers and entrepreneurs have a specific vision for their organizations. We want things done …

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asking for help

Asking for Help Sucks

January 16, 2019

Until It Doesn’t

I’d like to be some sort of super woman who doesn’t have to ask anyone else for help. Sound familiar?

Do you hate asking for help too?

Running a business is like its own personal growth program. …

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happiness

The ROI of Happiness

November 19, 2018

Happiness is part of your bottom line equation

Years ago when I offered self-esteem training for teens and their parents, we did muscle testing to show the connection between what you were thinking and your physical strength. When someone felt …

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teach me

Everyone Has Something to Teach You

October 3, 2018

And Me

Once we have so many years under our belts, it’s easy to think that we have the answers. This is especially true if you have the role of subject matter expert. Maybe you’re the accountant, the lawyer, the …

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sorry

If You’re Still Breathing, It’s Not Too late

June 18, 2018

Take the High Road

A few years ago, there was a work situation with high drama that caused a lot of meetings, stressful conversations, and grief.

I did my best to take the high road as project manager and respectfully …

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Asking Questions

The Power of Asking Questions

March 14, 2018

How to Stop Giving Advice and Start Helping

Do you ever feel the urge to give people advice? Even when they don’t ask for it? I… um… ahem…no… ahhh… I never do that. (insert photo of my nose growing like …

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build leaders

Do You Work with Difficult People?

February 19, 2018

Or Are You Not listening?

Last week Natasha and Paul of Natasha’s Wedding and Events spoke to my students at the New Brunswick Community College. Natasha’s company offers a full service boutique specializing in wedding and event planning.

With more than 200 …

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New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions are Stupid

January 1, 2018

Here’s How You Create Change

Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution? Become a more effective manager. Become a better listener. Lose 20 pounds. Those are tall orders.

Have you kept those resolutions all year?

By mid-February, most of the New Year’s resolutions are usually …

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