Category Archives: Leadership

5 Lessons Learned Walking The Camino

By guest blogger: Linda Cattelan MBA CPCC As we enter the busiest time of the year, I am sharing highlights of a guest column written by my cherished colleague Linda Cattelan, Owner of Results Catalyst in Toronto.   She recently challenged herself to walk the legendary Camino Real. “I’m not sure why I felt so compelled to walk the Camino de Santiago. It just felt like something I would really enjoy doing and could also benefit from. My natural tendency is to be in a state of “doing” rather than “being.” Walking “the Camino” is all about the state of “being. …

The Value of “Un-Labelling” to Leadership

This week’s post borrows from “TED Works: The Empowerment Dynamic.” As a lifelong learner, I discovered the TED work through a class I took for coaches.   It struck a chord and I’ve been helping clients gain helpful perspective from this relevant model ever since. Written just “two days after the very dramatic and chaotic US Presidential election,” I share their perspective here. “Much has been said already about what will change. Most of us fear change, including big change that this election will create for just about everyone. During this time of chaos, we prefer to become like “sociologists,” observing …

Does Your Leadership Practice Include Speaking Horse?

This week our Step Up Leader Tips and Tools features Alana Muller.  Alana is Founder of Coffee Lunch Coffee: A Practical Field Guide for Master Networking and a companion blog, CoffeeLunchCoffee.com. Her accessible, relevant, immediately actionable approach to professional networking for those interested in connecting with others, getting involved in their community, seeking to advance their career or looking to build social relationships, has helped thousands of people formulate a strategic mindset around Networking while creating a game plan to get out there and connect.  Who doesn’t want more of that? I chose Alana’s post because it is relevant to …

Why Leadership Training Fails: Part 2

Last week we looked at why leadership training investments are often ineffective.  In the October 2016 issue of Harvard Business Review, “ Why Leadership Training Fails and What to Do About It,” the authors explore the fundamentals that block systemic changes needed for effective training and development. They advocate the following approach to talent development: The senior team clearly defines values and an inspiring strategic direction. After gathering candid, anonymous observations and insights from managers and employees, the team diagnoses barriers to strategy execution and learning. It then redesigns the organization’s roles, responsibilities, and relationships to overcome those barriers and …

Why Leadership Training Fails: A Two-Part Exploration

It’s almost November-often a time when companies focus on budgeting for the next fiscal year.  What about training and development?  As a consultant and coach, I often hear: “We’ve spent lots of money on training, and after it’s done, nothing has changed.”  If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.  In the October 2016 issue of the Harvard Business Review, the problem is explored in “Why Leadership Training Fails and What to Do About It.”  If you are planning to invest in training and human development, read on. “U.S. corporations spent $365 billion in 2015 on employee training and education, yet …