Challenge the Process

Challenge the Process

The third principle in the Five Leadership Principles is Challenge the Process. If you’ve been following along, through this month, I’m covering these five principles described in The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Kozner. These form the foundation for...
Inspire a Shared Vision 

Inspire a Shared Vision 

The second of the Five Leadership Principles we’re walking through this month is Inspire a Shared Vision.   You’ve heard me say many times that entrepreneurs are people of action and often struggle with seeing the value of sitting down to do the work of building the...
Whoooooo are you?

Whoooooo are you?

That song title, made famous by The Who in 1978, was then and is now, a very good question. Do you know? Judy Garland, an American actress, whose career spanned 1924 – 1969 (she’s Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz), famously said, “Always be a first-rate version of...
Model the Way

Model the Way

In December, as I was reflecting, journaling and setting my intention for 2022, I recalled the Five Leadership Principles I learned about 20-ish years ago, which I found quite impactful. I have no real idea why they came to mind now, but I can only assume that I am...
What Do You Do with Regrets? 

What Do You Do with Regrets? 

Regret is a hard thing.  I’ve had so many regrets – maybe even more than the average person. Missed opportunities, botched opportunities, poor conduct, poor choices, failed relationships, pain caused, pain received… you name it! I’ve spent so much time lamenting those...
What a year it’s been!

What a year it’s been!

Hi Friends,  What a year it’s been! Like so many of you, I experienced big changes personally and professionally this year.   After 25 years in the Red Deer area, I moved communities to Sherwood Park, Alberta. I grew up in Edmonton, so this feels like coming home in...