Communicate with Respect, Not Profanity

I understand that using profanity can make a person appear to be more real and relatable to those that speak that way. The problem is it can also alienate and put others off and make the person come across as a bully or tyrant. Effective …

Growth Through Accountability

One of the main reasons people don’t grow, improve or achieve their goals is they’re not accountable. It is actually quite simple, too simple for some, to the point that they don’t even bother trying. They believe things must be more complicated and challenging to …

You Can’t Show Empathy If You Don’t Care

Much has been written about the importance, and power, of Emotional Intelligence (EI/EQ) and its role in building teams, being a good leader and creating positive corporate culture. No doubt it can be a big difference maker but what if the leader doesn’t care? What …

Where Are You Getting Your Advice?

There’s a true story of a young king who inherits his father’s kingdom after his death. He has two paths to consider to be a wise ruler – seek the perspective and insight of the elders, or get advice from his friends. He starts by …

We Need More “Crazy” Leaders

*Crazy Leaders haven’t lost their minds or “gone off the deep end”. They see things differently and are passionate about leading and inspiring others to a higher level of thinking and more fulfilled level of living. Status quo oriented peers such as managers and power …

Maximizing your Project Manager’s Effectiveness

Great project managers can be worth their weight in gold. Tight deadlines, budget constraints, politics and competing agendas all serve to create a powder-keg of challenges and problems. I have worked with, and coached project managers within the construction, engineering and consulting industries for many …

And Now The Hard Part…

It’s not about slow or fast, instead its all about steady and staying the course. Granted steady is not glamourous or even “sexy”. The question to ask is – do you want to succeed via consistent gradual improvement or is being noticed because of a …

Do People Hear What You Say And Mean?

People don’t care about what you say, and won’t really listen, until they know you care about them. What you say isn’t as important as what they are hearing. Two key factors to improve your communication are your “words” (what you say) and the “music” …