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 Build a better corporate environment for your team?  Find your voice and develop your career story?  Leave a leadership legacy to be proud of?

Please enjoy these insights and approaches to better engage your team, showcase your strengths, and get on a career path that aligns with your passion.

 
How to Manage Yourself Through Uncertainty May 01, 2024

Ever get distracted from all the unknowns? 

I was recently developing a mini workshop for a manager who is worried about how to keep her team on track amid some challenging circumstances. The circumstances: they maybe going through a merger. They are understandably concerned about their...

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Can You Spot the Strength? 🔍 Mar 05, 2024

Can You Spot the Strength?  How to Give Genuine Feedback In the Moment

Imagine if instead of tuning OUT when your colleague is talking, you started tuning IN to their demonstrated strengths?

Here’s a simple exercise I came up with that I’m already feeling the benefits of...

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Do You Have a Rupert the Rooster Type of Distraction? 🐓 Nov 03, 2023

Last week I was part of a Human Library – a breakout session held by a  Young Leaders group where leaders and presenters hosted tables. I spoke earlier in the day on How to Craft a Stand-Out Career Journey Story and led the group through their own unique Billboard Speech using my...

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Ever Wish you Had a Do-Over at Work? May 19, 2023

Another chance to perfect a presentation, a conversation or performance?

Earlier this Spring, I attended Stars on Ice with my friend Sherri here in Halifax. It was a last-minute invite on a Friday night to join her and her team in their corporate box and I jumped at the chance. I hadn’t...

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What happens when there’s a plot twist in your career story? Jan 06, 2022

Early on in the pandemic, I was faced with my own career story cliffhanger.

 

Like many professionals in 2020, my traditional way of business development and networking had dramatically shifted.

As the world temporarily closed its borders, I pressed pause and did what I often do when...

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Are You Back-to-Back-to Back? Avoid the Hybrid Burnout Oct 14, 2021

I was in the middle of writing a blog six months ago predicting an upward trend in the demand for team building. I paused to do a bit of research to back up my prediction. And then, like the movie Jumanji or more recently Free Guy, where Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds finds himself trapped in a...

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Are You Overdoing Your Strengths? How to Dial it Back Oct 23, 2020

Lately, I’ve become a bit obsessed with SPLAT points. It’s part of a tracking system at a gym I joined where you strap on a heart monitor that displays your progress on a large screen as a fitness coach challenges you to stay at a base pace (green zone), a push (orange zone)...

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More Than You Can Chew? Make Values Based Decisions. Apr 04, 2017

Just because you’re good at something doesn’t mean it’s your passion. 

I highly suspect that Lu is suffering from career burnout, but he isn’t your typical employee. Still, twice a day Lu goes to work performing at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. On one...

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