Archive | March, 2013

Engaged Feedback

As leaders, partners, and parents, we are required to give feedback regularly. The trick is, can we engage in the process of discussing feedback from a place of true vulnerability and authenticity. One of my favourite authors, Brene Brown, illustrates the beauty of engaged feedback in this poster. What points are you excelling on in […]

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Diagnostic Thinking

Diagnostic Thinking In this HBR video, Harvard Business School Professor, Ranjay Gulati, uses a personal story to illustrate the importance of understanding the underlying factors that may be causing a problem before moving to action. While this may seem simplistic, his story demonstrates just how quickly and easily this diagnostic step is missed, even by […]

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Thanks for Your Donations to Strong Kids!

Thanks to everyone who made a donation during Saturday’s cycle spin for the Strong Kids Campaign at the Cobourg YMCA! Watch for more Strong Kids Campaign events at the Y!

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Spin for Strong Kids

Bring your loonies and toonies to the Cobourg YMCA this Saturday, March 23rd! I will be spinning for the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign from 10:45 -11:15 this Saturday. Drop by to make a donation toward this great campaign that helps over 1,000 people every year learn to be healthy active leaders in our community! Bikes […]

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Building Shared Purpose

How can you build a sense of shared purpose among people of many ages and skill sets? General McChrystal believes it is by listening and learning — and addressing the possibility of failure. General Stanley McChrystal is the former commander of U.S. and International forces in Afghanistan. A four-star general, he is credited for creating […]

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Who Are You?

So true in all areas of life – parenting, leadership positions, and peer relationships – in fact every time we have the opportunity to be in contact with another. What messages are you imparting?

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What’s Your "Why"?

Why are some leaders more influential than others? If living your way into the answer to this question is important to you, I encourage you to watch Simon Sinek’s TED Talk, where he shares his view on what it truly takes to inspire and lead with brilliance – all starting with the question, “Why?”. What’s […]

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What Qualities Lead to Success?

Why do some children and adults succeed while others fail? Traditionally in our culture, we have looked at intelligence as an indicator of success. But, what if the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control? Allen Gregg’s interview with author Paul Tough is a […]

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Subtle Traits of the Most Talented Leaders

What traits make a Leader truly great? This is a great list and a solid reminder that as a Leader, your actions behind the scenes – and sometimes in the things you don’t do – are often more powerful than those out in the open. click here for the 9 Subtle Traits of the Most […]

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Mediocre & Successful

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre People “The key slogan is, ‘Keep failing until you accidentally no longer fail.’ That’s persistence.” click here for an article on how success and mediocrity can go hand in hand.

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