Monthly Archives: April 2011

Leadership: Toronto Guru Robin Sharma

In honour of this week’s trip to Toronto, here is my favourite Toronto-based leadership guru, Robin Sharma. His message is aimed at New Years but if you’re at all optimistic you know that every day can qualify as a new

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Stumbling With Grace

WARNING: Believing in one’s self enough to take chances and try new methods may result in embarrassment.  There’s nothing like a good mistake to reveal strength of character and moral turpitude.  I like to ask job candidates to describe their last mistake. 

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Posted in High Octane Performance, Personal Brand, Productivity, Self Management

Flexing from Leader to Manager and Back Again

I love this excerpt from the Op-Ed blog at Posterous: Management is just the science of execution. But leadership provides vision. So true. I’ve had many *discussions* with people on whether leadership and management are one and the same or two

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A Newbie’s Foray into the Classroom

If you’re tempted to volunteer with Junior Achievement you might enjoy following along as I make my way through a first assignment: teaching investment strategies to tenth graders. It’s a great JA program that includes an online stock market simulation.

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Posted in Community, Leadership, Vancouver

Transformational Leadership

There is a book that draws me back inside its covers at least once a year. Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander bring the reader to the place where achievement is first hatched — the mind. This post contains one of my favorite excerpts from The Art of Possibility and an 8-minute video by Ben Zander.

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Posted in Corporate performance, Getting Results, High Octane Performance, Inspiration, Leadership, Self Management, Staffing Industry, World of Work
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