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.

Which path to follow

Which path to follow

Like so many people, I’ve spent time thinking about how to move forward in such challenging times. The problem is, I spend a lot of time debating with myself, and by the time I decide, the path has changed. What’s right or wrong? What’s needed? If I go this way, will...

Keep breathing

Keep breathing

The Covid-19 situation is heating up. The pandemic stats are climbing exponentially. Stores and services we take for granted are closing. Even the border has closed to all non-essential travel. As this continues, you’ll have moments of anxiety. You’re also going to...

Are you in control?

Are you in control?

Rosie and I have started looking at the impact of the pandemic on our lives. Most notably, I’ve significantly lowered my revenue forecast for the year. It’s not what we wanted as we had plans for the year. Given this isn’t what I wanted, it would be easy for me to sit...

All you have to do is move

All you have to do is move

Sometimes, I find myself unhappy with the progress I’m making in business. I want something, but I don’t seem to be able to get beyond the current state. It can be frustrating as I’m going in circles for extended periods. Then I have thoughts like, maybe I’m not good...

Don’t let them feel trapped

Don’t let them feel trapped

In coaching, clients will often bring career challenges to their sessions. They may feel unappreciated or tell me how bad things are at work. Often, with a little coaching, they find a path forward. However, when someone is still stuck I tell them they have three...

Struggling to change something?

Struggling to change something?

“Ballpoint” is one of my favourite exercises for illustrating iterative improvement to teamwork. The exercise involves passing as many practice golf balls as possible through a team in two minutes. There are a few rules, but generally, the team is free to organize...

Changing a habit takes patience

Changing a habit takes patience

The other day, I caught myself in an old habit. I was annoyed with myself as I worked hard to change the habit. Yet, here I was doing the same thing again. The habit had been a significant burden in my life for many years. Four years ago, I decided it was time to shed...

What do you want to remember about your leadership?

What do you want to remember about your leadership?

Covid-19 is having a significant impact on the world. The economy is slowing, which is causing companies to be wary about spending. Travel and events are being cancelled. Schools are closing. People are quarantined for weeks at a time. As difficult as this is going to...

Don’t forget about their social needs

Don’t forget about their social needs

You and your team may soon find themselves working from home. It will be tempting to focus on productivity during these strange times. However, don’t forget to look after the social glue that strengthens your team. There are many things you can do to encourage your...

Where are you going?

Where are you going?

It's a bad idea to speed along a highway while staring in the rear-view mirror. Yet, every day good people focus on what's in their past, telling themselves stories that have them stuck. When the people you lead seem stuck, it might be that they're spending a little...

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