Straight Shooters

June 11, 2017

When we think of a straight shooter we tend to think of persons who can be depended on to communicate the truth.  While this is accurate, straight shooters come in many varieties. There are persons who use straight shooting to support members of their teams and others who use it to destroy. Some are consistently straight shooters because they value integrity and others use it as a deliberate strategy to hurt or manipulate their coworkers.  Some persons who consider themselves as straight shooters are blunt, others communicate the truth more elegantly.  Then there are straight shooters who say too much and others who just use sound-bytes.  Listen in to learn more…

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The Power of Body Language

June 4, 2017

In this episode, Yvette teaches the power and importance of being mindful your body language. Our bodies often speak much louder than our words.

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Expand Your Leadership By Developing Others

May 30, 2017

Developing others is no longer an option because of an ever changing external environment.  There is pressure to grow team capacity and a one size fits all approach cannot work.  Tune in to learn more…

 

 

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From a Culture of Control to One of Empowerment

May 28, 2017

There are businesses that are extreme with controls.  Whenever these organizations encounter a new challenge the solution is memorialized in a policy.  Sometime the policies are so granular, they take away the discretion of managers and executives, disallowing the evolution of their critical thinking skills.  Tune in for ideas that can help you build an empowered team…

 

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A Freedom Culture

May 21, 2017

Are you feeling stifled in a highly controlled culture? I often encounter various cultures that exhibit control in various ways.  In some of these cultures, employees are exposed to autocratic leaders whose leadership style ensures these employees will not take initiative.  In fact, in some highly controlled cultures, I have encountered leaders who go as far as saying “I don’t pay you to think, just do as you are told”. I invite you to listen in to learn more about freedom cultures.

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Building Trust When There is No Appetite for Truth

May 15, 2017

Increasingly, leaders are seeking ways to stimulate improved levels of engagement and performance. This need can emerge when performance of the team has plateaued and leaders want to stimulate growth through engagement, innovation and collaboration.  Tune in to learn more about strategies you can use…

 

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Down with Political Correctness

May 8, 2017

In an era where the authenticity of news and facts are coming under constant scrutiny, it is important to also take a look at political correctness.  Political correctness is supposed to be a system of behaviour that requires persons to express themselves or act in a way that is inclusive and respectful toward persons who are being discriminated against.

 

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Setting Healthy Boundaries at Work

April 30, 2017

Are you struggling with managing your boundaries at work?  Are there persons who just don’t respect your boundaries and want you to respect theirs?  Are you stressed by frequent interruptions when you have deadline pressures?  Whatever your boundary challenge, Yvette provides you with practical strategies you can use to immediately establish boundaries at work and decrease your stress levels.

 

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Transforming Yourself as a Leader

April 26, 2017

Have you been putting off your development as a leader because you just don’t have the time?  Or do you feel you would like to sacrifice your development so members of your team can get the limited training funds?  Whatever the reason for delaying your development, this episode will show you the risks of making yourself a secondary priority and what you can do to enhance your leadership skills.

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The Power of Body Language

April 2, 2017

In this episode, Yvette teaches the power and importance of being mindful your body language. Our bodies often speak much louder than our words.

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