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.

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...

How do you have it?

Think of a team you lead. What qualities do you see in them which is getting in the way? Fear of failure? Apathy towards their work? An inability to get over their past mistakes? Now ask yourself, "how am I contributing to what I see in them?" It might be something...

Would you follow you?

Think of the leaders you have encountered in your life. Who are the ones you would follow even if you do not have to? Who are the leaders you cannot imagine following? When I think of the leaders I am happy to follow; it is because they bring out the best in their...

Freedom is my first core value

I keep coming to a place where I think I know what it means to have freedom. Then I learn something about myself and redefine my understanding of freedom. You will not be free to be the fullest expression of yourself when you are fighting with yourself. When you fight...

Storms make you stronger

When I think of Northern Ontario, I think of a White Pine standing on a rocky shoreline. The winds have shaped the tree's branches. The tree stands as a beautiful symbol of the resiliency of nature. All the good, bad and indifferent parts of your story brought you to...

Are they safe to learn?

When I take courses, I take the opportunities to try the material out in class. Classrooms are a safe environment where you can try new things. If I fail spectacularly, I know the learning will be even brighter. What if the same conditions for learning were true in a...

Burnout is a choice

I once chose to sacrifice my health and freedom for the sake of getting that next promotion. I put in countless extra hours and sacrificed a lot of sleep. I even believed that being promoted meant sacrificing what I believed in. In the end, I got the promotion. Do you...

Lead them to the top of mountains

Would you be able to help someone overcome a fear of spiders if you’re afraid of spiders? Could you help someone overcome a fear of climbing ladders if you hate heights? When the people you lead confront their fears and doubts, it will bring up your fears and doubts....

Leadership that barely exists

How do you know someone is a leader? How do you know a leader is why people are succeeding? Are you able to prove leadership is the reason for success? Take, for example, someone who takes the stance of servant leadership. How would you prove their leadership is...

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