Welcoming Crisis

Big mistake many leaders make (whether a parent, CEO, or politician): viewing crisis as a bad thing.  Crisis is the life-blood of change.  Crisis focuses on the future, ultimately leading to the resolution of conflicts and complaints. Without the proper understanding...

Change and Leadership

Change: the only thing on which we can rely.  It follows us wherever we go.  Respected leaders are never surprised at changes, no matter how they may upset the status quo. Leaders understand that change brings opportunity and that nobody fights most changes...

The Generosity of Advocacy

An advocate is not only a respected leader but can make people grow. My friend John has been a high school teacher for 40 years. Recently he went on a short field trip close to the school with a group of grade 11 and 12 students. At the end of the trip he gave them...

Led by Your Nose-Ring?

How do you take charge of your life and become your own best leader?  How does your personal leadership translate into effective and respected leadership of others?  These are questions pertinent to home as well as work, unless you live and work totally alone and...