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Are You Thinking Effectively?

Are you thinking efficiently or effectively?  This is a question I heard posed by my friend, Wissam Al-Hussaini, during his delivery of one of the three modules in a new

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Agile Strategy Execution

I was working with an organization last week who has a great mantra or mission statement: “Small enough to be agile, large enough to be global”.   I loved it. I

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Are you Emotionally Fit to Lead?

(originally published May, 2015) Forbes.com recently published an article called “5 Ways To Transform Yourself Into A Leader” in which it suggested that leaders need emotional fitness.  How true. We

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It Takes a Village

If you are a Canadian, you are most likely sharing in the excitement recently of the first Canadian to win a grand slam tennis tournament. As a country, we are

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Are You Ready to Bail?

Many will tell you that the sign of a great leader is a positive attitude, regardless of what is thrown at them. I prefer to suggest that the sign of

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Are You a Champion of Change?

Back in 2016, a friend of mine, Roy Osing, wrote an article entitled: “10 Things Smart Business People Do”. In it, he suggests that smart business people, or leaders, make

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An Historic Day for Canada

The Toronto Raptors have just won the 2019 NBA Championship and today (June 17, 2019) ‘we’ celebrated.  The ‘we’ is Canada.  They really are Canada’s team. People flooded into downtown

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Leaders Build Relationships

“…as­tute lead­ers tune in to oth­ers’ feel­ings and pre­dis­po­si­tions, and ac­knowl­edge dif­fer­ent opin­ions from a va­ri­ety of sources. Now (when you may not nec­es­sar­ily need it) is the time to

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Don’t Burn That Bridge!

How do you blow up a bridge in under 10 seconds?  You let your emotions get the best of you. It is so easy.  You get really upset and steam

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They Should Have Called it the PLI!

Every once in a while, I get the urge to connect with the Project Management Institute (PMI) Board of Directors to suggest a name change. Project Leadership Institute (PLI) In

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Nice Sells

One of my Linkedin contacts, Michelle Krupa, posted an article from the web site Makeit.com, a portal from CNBC.  The headline read: “Mark Cuban: ‘One of the most underrated skills

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