October 8, 2017
In life and business there are three points-in-time you should develop the skills to identify. There is the point of no return. This is a time when it is best to keep moving forward because the cost of returning to the starting point is too great. A second point in time leaders can develop the skill to recognize is knowing when to hold onto a position despite external pressures to fall in line. Then there is knowing when to let go.
September 17, 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.
September 10, 2017
This is an awkward dynamic that happens when persons within the HR department are liked or even admired and trusted as individuals, but for multiple reasons, the department they represent is not trusted. Listen in to learn more…
September 3, 2017
There are different types of functional incompetents in the workplace. They try to give the impression they are in control, but they dedicate hours and hours each day to staying ahead of the game. Survival drives their behaviours and they create a tense workplace. Tune in to learn more…
July 23, 2017
There are leaders who decide on a change, plan for it, then execute the plan without giving thought to how they will develop the skills they need to execute their plans. Building your capacity as a leader to effect change from the inside out is one way you can ensure your change projects are successful, while at the same time, building team cohesion. Listen in to learn more…
July 16, 2017
In modern workplaces where engagement levels are low, it can be almost too easy to slip into a state of frustration. With constantly growing work demands, increasingly low tolerance for mistakes, some workplaces can be quite difficult to navigate. Listen in to learn more about how positive psychology can help you as a leader…
July 9, 2017
Culture is a living breathing ecosystem. It shifts or it can remain static. Aware leaders are tapped into culture and they realize cultural change is not an initiative, it is a perpetual state. Multiple factors contribute to this perpetual change both internally and externally. Tune in to learn more…
July 2, 2017
Destabilizing for stability may sound counterintuitive but the status quo is being challenged around the world. Donald Trump won the US Presidential Election; Brexit shook up the European Union, and the Russians allegedly hacked multiple international elections.
June 25, 2017
Decision making cannot happen in a vacuum. Leaders should possess effective communication skills, ensuring decisions are clear and received at the right time. The decisions should be presented in a way that is mindful of the equilibrium of the team, sustaining engagement and possibilities for growth. Listen in to learn more…
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Have a great day!
June 18, 2017
There are different types of networks that exist. Some of them are built by arbitrary action and others are built deliberately through planning and focused effort. In this episode, Yvette provides you with practical strategies you can use to build networks successfully.