Designing An Alliance With Your Team

Designing An Alliance With Your Team

Most teams struggle with some form of team dysfunction, but that is by no means a rationale for normalizing to it. Fact is that most leaders underestimate the amount of dysfunction on their team and the impact it has on their team’s level of engagement and...

The New Leadership Mindset

Though leadership mindsets are changing, most organizations, still operate from a power-control and short-term action mindset. Companies and their leaders use their power to influence markets, policy, competition, vendors, employees and even customers and are measured...
Learning How To Fish

Learning How To Fish

I love the Chinese proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This proverb certainly does not hold true in all circumstances but when it comes to driving transformations for organizations, teams or...
Paradox Of Solving Problems

Paradox Of Solving Problems

In our dominate culture we’re consumed with solving problems. So much so we’re always on the hunt for these ‘opportunities’ to put our solving engine to task. In business for instance, we’ve created and applied solutions to perceived problems, that now these solutions...

Business Leadership: Where Are Out Superheroes?

LEADERSHIP: WHERE HAVE ALL OF OUR SUPERHEROES GONE? Imagine if we had leaders of business who stood for others and greater good? What would business and the world be like? Did you want to be a superhero when you were young? When I was 8 years old, my idol was Optimus...

Is It A Burden To Think Bigger?

The Burden of Thinking Bigger  Is it a burden to think bigger?  Does it cost us to dream about the things that are bigger than us?  Or is the cost greater to do nothing at all about it? Months ago I was walking through the crowded streets of downtown Toronto in the...

Performance Metrics Don’t Get To The Soul Of It

In this article from HBR, Dan Cable is bringing attention to why financial incentives no longer work. In many cases financial incentives based on performance reward mundane and short-term targets. This antiquated mindset doesn’t take into account long-term momentum or...

Good Leadership Inspires Good Leadership

I came across this little video on HBR about how the behaviours of leaders affects teams within an organization. It simply concludes that the behaviours of leaders (good or bad) is contagious. If a team is high-performing or dysfunctional this can be attributed to the...