leadership

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBhimxmhCpI[/embed]Anderson Cooper of CNN and 60 Minutes shares his journey of mindfulness in a way that demystifies the term and provides clarity around the practical approach to adding mindfulness into your journey as a leader. If you're interested in trying meditation, we recommend using the Headspace iPhone...

It was mid-December 2008, and I got a Christmas card from my dear friend, mentor, and coach, Walt Sutton. Inside the card it said, "Merry Christmas to you my friend. I know this has been a challenging year for you in your business so that’s...

One question I get asked fairly consistently is, "Is it actually possible to grow my emotional intelligence?" The short answer is yes. The longer answer requires having an idea of what the tenets of emotional intelligence are. There are several models out there that breakdown...

As we discussed in part one of this post, there are certain conditions that exist that enhance a leader’s success in using a coach approach. But because a leader is first and foremost responsible to deliver organizational results through team members, it still remains that...

Back in 2011, I was appointed to a new role as Program Manager for a portfolio of training programs. To say this was a steep learning would be an understatement. I had just spent five years on the road, globetrotting and delivering Enterprise sales training. I...

The key to helping turn managers into leaders is to ensure the process you use is simple and easy to implement; you can always layer on complexity later. Here’s a five-step approach for starting down the path of developing your managers into leaders: Mentors - ask...

I was recently chatting with a colleague about one of my favorite topics, Organizational Culture; what it is? How does it form? What elements make some stand out against others? How does it bring out the best in people? Or how might it limit people’s potential? To me,...

Eight years ago, before I came to work at ViRTUS, I fell into an exciting job. The head office is in Waterloo, Ontario and I live in Vancouver. They needed a facilitator on the West Coast and so I had the much coveted clause in...

Think back to a time when you reacted to a situation in a way that you thought afterwards “I wish I wouldn’t have behaved like that”. It could have been when you were at a job interview and you panicked and got confused so the potential...