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.

Where expectations meet reality

You have two options if your team is struggling to improve their performance or any other quality. You could lower your expectations to meet their performance. It is, of course, possible you were expecting too much. With this choice, I’m going to bet you will get what...

Focus on moving forward

Do you ever find it easier to focus on what is in your way, rather than what is it going to take to overcome the challenge? It is in our natural wiring to not take responsibility for problems. Often, teams will talk about why they lack confidence in why something is...

Are you committed?

There are many factors involved in great teamwork. All of these factors need to align with building individual commitment. You will not create a great team if the individuals are not able to fully commit. Without commitment, individuals will not bring their full...

They’ve got this

What do you do when things become uncomfortable? Do you withdraw or try to help others feel better? Or, do you get into the thick of it and confront a challenge? Leadership is easy when things are good. The true test of your leadership, though, is when things are...

When a team becomes a team

When does a group of people become a team? Assigning people to work together does not make them a team. People are going to start bumping into each other when they start working together. This is a crucial time for groups who want to be teams. A sign of a group...

How will you earn your leadership today?

It is possible to be in a leadership role without being a leader. It is also possible to be a leader without being in a leadership role. Leadership is a commitment to doing the right things every day. You won't always get it right, and you might even make a mess some...

Don’t stare at the rearview mirror.

Do you ever find yourself driving along a busy road fixated on your rearview mirror? Of course not. Trying to get somewhere by staring in the rearview mirror will not get you where you want to be. A fixation or obsession with metrics. Restrictive and expensive...

Painting takes time, so does leadership.

I remember going to my grandparent's and seeing the numerous paintings my grandpa had on the go. His paintings were in various states of completion. At times, it seemed he had added a few simple strokes of colour. Other times, he might have shifted the colour patterns...

Creating opportunities

What opportunities have you had so far this year? What opportunities do you wish you had? Opportunities are a set of circumstances which make something possible. The first circumstance is that you create the opportunity. An opportunity might present itself by finding...

How is your relationship with Monday?

How is your relationship with Monday morning? Do you jump out of bed enthused for the start of the work week? Or, do you roll over hoping it's still the weekend. For many people Monday morning signals the end of one life and the start of another. Monday morning is...

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