Top 10 Signs you are making the World a better Place

2018 is the Year Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 years old. Although he died in 2013, his remarkable life leaves a long lasting legacy to people all over the world – it stands as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. But all of us are called to be...

Leadership and Poetry

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? This celebration of poetry started in the US in 1996 and in Canada, we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of acknowledging poetry and its vital place in our culture. Even if you are someone who’s not really into...

Kindness – Not a Random Act!

First of all, what is kindness and how does it fit into our workplaces? Some might say that work is not exactly the place to focus on kindness. After all, we are busy with working hard and doing all we can to help the organization achieve its goals. However, if we...

Empathy: the Difference-Maker

Empathy is a fundamental aspect of humanity and key to effective leadership. It’s a skill that allows leaders to understand the perspectives of the people they work with – and, it encourages increased productivity and a positive workplace culture. Practicing...

The Platinum Rule – Why Leaders need to know it!

While many of us are familiar with the Golden Rule: “Treat others as you would like to be treated”, there is another rule which also speaks to how we should treat one another. It is called the Platinum Rule, and it says this: “Treat others as they...

Introversion and Successful Leadership – a Paradox?

Introverted Leaders – the missed Opportunity? When we think about successful leaders, we still may have a picture in our mind of the charismatic, assertive person, the one who is outgoing, has a plan and who speaks up in every meeting. Do we instinctively still...