Blog: Confidence

Building a Conscious Community

Having a strong support system in place is vital to the process of goal attainment, resilience, adaptability and great leadership. This support system is cultivated by forming genuine bonds with others. When we deepen our connection to others, we align in values, vision and strategy. By building a sense of community within the workplace, you’ll minimize unproductive behaviours, dissipate…

Conscious Connection

Deepening your connection with yourself and with others means taking the time to discover what’s missing and trying your best to satisfy those unfulfilled needs. By making that effort, you can avoid burnout, inspire your team to perform at their best, and guide them through challenging times. Imagine there was a way to quickly resolve conflict in the workplace…

Conscious Clarity

Times of challenge and transition call for adaptable and dependable leadership. Learning how to see past both fear and confusion is a surefire way to keep yourself and your team on the right track. Can you think of a recent time you experienced change? Maybe it was a shift in circumstance, perspective, or direction. Perhaps you’re one of the…

Conscious Communication

Find out why communication is the key to connecting to your ideals, inspiring your team, and moving everyone forward in times of difficulty. When I’m asked why our leadership programs place such great emphasis on communication, the meaningful words of Gandhi ring in my ear. He astutely proclaimed, “Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and…

“It’s Not In My Job Description!” – Resistance in Your Team Members

“It’s not in my job description” is a phrase you’ve probably heard many times as a leader. Whether you’ve asked a team member to cover for someone or take on a last minute assignment, “It’s not in my job description” can be a default response in the workplace. How do you feel when you hear this? Frustrated? Exhausted? Disappointed? Getting…

How to have a drama free holiday and enjoy it the most

  Tip #1 Gift someone your full attention this holiday season.  How rich would it be to change the status update on all of your social media accounts to “Paying Attention”?  (btw – this might actually require you to turn OFF your phone!)   Tip #2 Humankind. Be both. Getting together with family and friends can flare up old…

Got Workmares? (Nightmares about work)

Workmare (n) A nightmare about work. A fear-based dream about your place of employment, roles and responsibilities, co-workers, clients and conflicts. Ex. I had a workmare last night about a Nerf-gun war at work where the Nerf darts were full of truth serum. When I got hit with a Nerf bullet in my back side, I told my boss…

How to Recognize Fear and Create Movement in your Organization

  Organizations and teams follow predictable patterns of behaviour because they are made up of people acting out a story.  And stories have a pattern. Here is a pattern I have noticed. See if you recognize it…   During a mastery class focussed on how to help organizations (people, workplaces, families, communities) transform, the idea dawned that transformation, or…

Authenticity – Letting Go of ‘Knowing it All”

(Click the image to download) Ahh there are really great moments– and other times life can feel overwhelming and stressful. John, a manager wrote: ”I’m just trying to keep up with the pace and not burn my team out,” he explained. “But, I’m struggling. At this level, I need more time to learn about the business and I need…

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