Get Out of the Weeds

Get Out of the Weeds

One of the most difficult things we have to do as leaders, is to get out of the weeds. We’ve grown up in the subject matter space where we have typically excelled, and it is hard to leave. But we have to leave. We have to hand over the reins to others so that they can...
Are you Emotionally Fit to Lead?

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 look up to our leaders for all types of inspiration and guidance –...
It Takes a Village

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 very proud of our new teenage tennis star, Bianca Andreescu.  If you were reading, watching or listening to...
Are You Ready to Bail?

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 a great leader is a realistic attitude, able to see the good, bad and ugly before, during and after the fact and able...