Facing a difficult situation? Here’s the one question to ask yourself

Jasmina is a senior leader in a large government enterprise. COVID has been challenging, the work feels unrelenting, and now a significant restructure has been announced that may result in job losses. She is holding off overwhelm (only just), and here’s her strategy. ‘When I’m really tense and I’m not sure how well I’m handling

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7 small ways to show courage in your leadership

One of my favourite TV programs recently has been ‘Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds’. It’s part-documentary, part-reality TV following a social experiment bringing older people and 4-year-olds together in a structured learning environment for ‘learning, connection and friendship’. While this program is about many things, there are strong themes of courage. Courage for

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The dos and don’ts of courage in an executive team

Courage is a critical element of Fearless Leadership®. One of the deepest forms of courage is required in the way you work with your peers on the leadership team. In Fearless Leadership Teams, courage coexists with compassion and curiousity. Here are 3 dos of courage: Do listen. Our listening is so often transactional, listening to...

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The one lesson from Harvard I can’t ignore

This time last year, I was lucky enough to be attend Harvard University and complete The Art and Practice of Leadership Development Executive Program. At the time, I blogged about the 5 leadership lessons I learned. Julie Garland McLellan invited me via LinkedIn to “look back in a year’s time and see how these lessons have evolved as your practice of implementing...

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