Category Archives: Leadership

Is Vision Enough?

I am privileged to work with entrepreneurs; Founders, CEO’s and their leadership teams.  I truly cherish the opportunity to help leaders bridge critical gaps in performance.  I enjoy helping them go “from where they are” to “where they want to be.” One critical gap I often see is when leaders need to transition from a visionary “founder” mindset.  To start a company, leaders need an unshakeable vision; they see the future, (even if others don’t).  Moreover, they are able and willing to personally drive everything —while being responsible for every decision.  This is what gets companies “out of the gate, …

How Artful is Your Leadership?

This last weekend I experienced a rare event; a completely new form of art!  In the exhibition, “The Art of the Brick,” we were treated to the genius of Nathan Sawaya, corporate lawyer turned Master Designer of Lego Sculptures.  What I saw totally amazed, delighted and thrilled me.  It seemed so obvious in retrospect, why hadn’t anyone before thought of making this kind of art entirely from Legos? Individuals who push through the boundaries of commonly held ways of seeing and believing, inspire us.   We all have the ability to do so, but why don’t we do it more …

9 Things Positive Leaders Do (continued)

This week we continue our post from last week, exploring the 9 things positive leaders do.  As an executive coach who works with high-performing, entrepreneurs who want to scale their organizations to the next level, I have seen first-hand the importance of modelling these qualities Leading Blog offers us a summary of Jon’ Gordon’s key takeaways: 4. Positive Leaders Confront, Transform, and Remove Negativity “Positive leadership is not just about feeding the positive, but also about weeding out the negative.” You must address negativity. Develop a culture where negativity is not acceptable. People will either change or leave. A positive …

Are You Doing the 9 Things Positive Leaders Do?

I am keenly aware of the importance of positivity in leadership.  The environment in which we are living is so full of negativity that it can become overwhelming to process it and keep one’s positive outlook.  Fortunately, a prolific leadership writer, Jon Gordon has written a book to help us. If you are challenged by this, I offer you the next two week’s posts borrowed from Leading Blog to uplift you. “We must confront the negativity we come across, but we shouldn’t dwell on it. We deal with it and move on. It is because we will have to overcome …

Are You Leading Your Time or is it Leading You?

I’ve had an incredibly hectic last three months.  I feel fortunate to have had personal and business trips that were immensely satisfying.  However I noticed that by the end, what seemed like fun initially was truly too much of a good thing.  I noticed that the disciplined habits that worked for me had fallen by the wayside.  One of those was my relationship to how I managed my time. It’s a recurring theme with most of my clients as well.  Many report struggling with “work-life” balance, that elusive, yet sought after state in which all seems to fit neatly into …