Category: Leadership

Leadership Within – Trust is Everything

“Trust is an Emotional Response to a logical Framework.” In other words, we can predict, create lose and gain trust. This is quite simply done through the behaviours we exhibit to others or others exhibit to us. Similarly, someone can appear trustworthy to you, when they meet your criteria for feeling the emotion of trust.  […]

Leadership Within – Why Employees Leave

Recent surveys and studies have underscored the importance of the leader’s influence over the work unit. In fact, most employees surveyed in these projects cited “disputes with their leaders” as their primary reason for leaving their employment. In many cases these disputes can be attributed to communication-based misinterpretations, although others can be clearly linked to […]

Leadership Within – Seven Qualities of Leaders

Last week, I finished the article with a worksheet to reflect on your leadership. What did you learn? Are you persuasive? Do you think people follow you because they want to? Leadership is not about being the boss, its about being effective. Many times when I’ve spoken with organizational leaders, it’s the Assistant who is […]

Leadership Within – Persuasive Leadership

We are slowly entering the first stages of a twenty-year workforce drought that will wreak havoc on businesses, economies and communities around the globe. There will be a shortage of available employment talent and corporate capacity as a direct result of an aging workforce, shrinking populations and global marketplaces. In addition to this, global forces […]

Authentic Leadership

Last Friday I had the great opportunity to attend Leadercast, a one day leadership conference hosted by the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce. As always with a slate of speakers there were the “ok” the “good” and the “great!”   Its always interesting to see who from our community attends these types of sessions, and to […]

I Quit, and I’m better for it.

Recently, I received a message from a friend. It was a simple message.   “It’s been six months since I quit, and it’s the best thing I ever did!”   My friend was in a high-stress occupation six months ago. During the prior year we had talked many times about what he wanted in his […]