Leadership Daily

This blog is written for everyone who is interested in Leadership. Every day I share a story inspired by something in my week, along with a thought on how you might integrate this into your life.

Speaking with integrity

Speaking with integrity

I always strive to speak with integrity. Sometimes, I don't get it right, and that only proves I'm human. So, what does it mean to speak with integrity? Is it the same thing as speaking the truth? The problem with truth is that it's primarily rooted in people's...

Keep respecting them

Keep respecting them

According to Stephen Covey, one of the characteristics of trust is when people are demonstrating respect for each other. Respecting others seems to be easier to do when things are going good. What happens, though, when things aren’t going as good? I’ve seen wherein...

When you think your team has communication problems

When you think your team has communication problems

I was once asked if the leadership team I was working with was having a communication problem. While communication is one of the most visible symptoms of what's happening in a team, communication is rarely the problem. Communication is when we exchange some...

Extending trust is easier said than done

Extending trust is easier said than done

There's a saying that says, “to get others to trust you; you must first trust them." Easy to say, but how do you do that? Especially, if you don't know the other person? You don't know what they know, what they believe, or how they're going to behave. Will they do the...

Make today better than yesterday

Make today better than yesterday

I spend a lot of time learning. Sometimes, it's through books and webinars. Other times, it's through a course. My most significant learning, though, happens through experience. One of the best ways to build trust with others is to demonstrate that you want to be...

How am I stopping myself?

How am I stopping myself?

Publishing a blog post on a daily basis is a big commitment. To succeed in my goal, I want to have enough posts queued up that I don’t have to write every day. For more than a year I succeeded in meeting this intention and often had posts queued up two or more weeks...

Looking after myself

Looking after myself

There’s a lot I’ve learned about myself the past number of years. One of them is just how much I can neglect my body. I eat too much of the wrong thing, spend too much time sitting and don’t get enough exercise. Given we’re still somewhat restricted in our movements,...

What is everyone expecting?

What is everyone expecting?

Not too long ago, I was working with a team that was continually wrestling with their leader. I don’t mean physically, of course, instead they were doing things she didn’t agree with, and visa-versa. It had everyone upset at each other, and creating an environment of...

What would be different if we listened more?

What would be different if we listened more?

In the midst of all the racial issues in the world today, it seems there’s a rush to distance ourselves from anything that could be perceived as supporting racism. For example, there’s a movement to rename my city, Kitchener. The objection to the continued use of the...

Use a different perspective to find your passion

Use a different perspective to find your passion

The other day I noticed that I’ve been procrastinating to work on doing some marketing work. As a business owner, I know marketing is an important activity. The problem is, I’m not passionate about marketing. I’m passionate about helping people. To get out of this...

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