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Rise to the Top: Take Time to Listen

You never know how far an idea might go until you take time to genuinely listen to others. Therefore, authentic leaders create dialogues where others know their input and ideas are seriously considered. Mindful listening establishes and grows trust. In fact, such conversations often bring about disruption and change. Currently, the demand for change...

Five Cs for Re-Establishing Trust in Leadership

Globally many citizens are fearful and distrustful.   Furthermore, two thirds of the population believe most people cannot be trusted, while political leaders may elicit less confidence.  This is perhaps due to its similarity to “reality TV shows”. Trust, the firm belief (confidence) in someone’s/something’s ability to deliver what is promised, is not easily won. Are constituents’...

Authenticity

Doppelgängers aside, no two people on earth are alike. In fact the odds of you being born are incredibly small – basically zero according to calculations offered by Dr. Ali Benazir. Knowing an original is worth far more than a copy, it is important to be our authentic self wherever we are. Authenticity is...

How Do You Want to be Remembered? Personal Mission Statements Help

Do you ever ponder this? It may lead to a decision changing the course and outcome of your life. A similar question was posed to me about 20 years ago and led to the creation of my personal mission statement. To this day, I carry around in my wallet the original scrape of blue...

If History or Herstory is Calling You – Take Action!

Winners write history. More accurately, history is about which stories are told and survive. Our province has great herstory (intentional spelling). Alberta’s “Famous Five” changed the law in the groundbreaking Persons Case. This resulted in a shift not only in Alberta and Canada but globally throughout the British Empire. Studies prove diversity in...