The pain might not be big enough, yet.

The world is changing. Technology, climate, economy, people and everything else around you is in a constant state of change. There is, of course, good and bad changes in all of this. It does not matter whether we’re talking about climate change, competitive threats or...

Who are you really?

From an early age, there is a good chance you were told who you should be. There are many ways this happens, and in most cases, it is done with good intent. You should get a good job. You should marry, buy a house and raise a family. You are too much, so you should...

Who receives the credit?

I once received the feedback, “I have no clue what you do, but keep doing it as your leadership is making the team wildly successful.” One of the drawbacks to leading is you may not get credit for the team’s success. Given this reality, it can leave a leader...

When a team member pushes you too much

Do you work with a team member who always has something to say? They are always pushing the boundaries, or offering advice? How do you deal with that person who always seems to be pushing you? I came across an answer in Dare to Lead, by Brene Brown.: “move in — people...

Are actions a result of your leadership?

Effective leadership creates effective action. The question is: how effective are the actions as a result of your leadership? It’s not difficult to find people knowingly doing ineffective things. When asked, these same people will readily admit to the waste. These...

The scariest moment

Recently, a friend and I went up the CN Tower in Toronto. The tower has a glass floor which we ended up laying on for pictures. If you watch people around a glass floor, you will notice they hesitate to step on the glass. However, once on the glass, they start to...