It's in the details that will make you a stellar leader...

In conducting research on stellar leadership approach, a vice president of a healthcare company in New York, said to me “It’s in the details that will make you a stellar leader.” ¬†This was echoed by a senior global director at a German marketing firm who said “It could be as simple as a handwritten birthday . . . → Read More: It’s in the details that will make you a stellar leader…

Onboarding and Initiations - what they didn't tell you at the transition company

If you think your interview is over when you step in the door of a new company, you are mightily mistaken. It just started. You have to constantly provide your credentials, show that you are a good hire, and if you are an open LGBT, come out again and again to new people you meet. . . . → Read More: Onboarding and Initiations – what they didn’t tell you at the transition company

When recommendation algorithms don't quite hit the mark: 4 quick questions to keep in mind

As I was prepping for this week’s blog post, I noticed that WordPress recommended that I purchase another domain name. I laughed since it seems the automated recommendation algorithm came up with the combination of terms of Batman and Robin and thought I’d be interested in purchasing BatmanYap.com for $18/year. First off, GoDaddy is . . . → Read More: When recommendation algorithms don’t quite hit the mark: 4 quick questions to keep in mind

Hire and Develop your Boss

Someone asked me the other day how I develop my managers and I said I hire and develop people who will not just be my successors but also my boss. Let’s face it, we’re not going to be this fabulous leader forever and what better way to make sure our legacy is carried on . . . → Read More: Hire and Develop your Boss

Quick Coaching Template to align your team activities with your team's goals

One of the ways, managers align their team’s goals with their employes is through coaching¬† especially when the employees get to be challenging. CoachU has been very helpful in getting me certified as a coach and here’s one of my quick hit, quick start template to get your noggin going. It is not meant . . . → Read More: Quick Coaching Template to align your team activities with your team’s goals

It's your midyear review, where are you getting your feedback?

It’s that time of the year – midyear performance reviews. Where are you getting your feedback for a fulsome review of your staff? Is it your team’s immediate project members? Your co-workers? Your temporary workers? Your vendors? Project sponsors?

Reasons why you would want to get a holistic perspective of your team’s performance . . . → Read More: It’s your midyear review, where are you getting your feedback?

How to create team cohesiveness with a simple activity

The other night, my management team and I went to paint pottery at a local shop in the city. Everyone, like yourself, has become quite more busy in the last couple of months, right? Toronto Life even featured an article on this. So what did I do? I brought my management team to an activity-based . . . → Read More: How to create team cohesiveness with a simple activity

Break up with your TV already

It almost always the same ..

Nights have gotten colder. Days definitely shorter. You’ve fallen in love with your TV since no one wants to go outside anyway. Well, you do, don’t you? There’s more people at the gym this time around. There’s more people at church this time around. There’s less shopping and more . . . → Read More: Break up with your TV already

Who are you? What are your priorities? How can I help?

Who are you? What are your priorities? How can I help?

These (and an iteration of these) were the three questions a new senior executive asked each of the members of her team on her first meeting with them.

It zeroes in on your value-add to the company elevator speech. Identifies your alignment with corporate . . . → Read More: Who are you? What are your priorities? How can I help?

Should you align your Personal New Year's Resolution with your Corporate New Year's Resolution?

What is your Corporate New Year’s resolutions this year? The categories may be….

Better Communication amongst your teams More Efficient way of running your teams (which can translate into better processes and procedures, for example) Focus on being Environment-Friendly (talk about Sustainability) Be More Aware of your corporate Diversity initiatives, Renew your focus on your . . . → Read More: Should you align your Personal New Year’s Resolution with your Corporate New Year’s Resolution?