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20 Tips To Succeed In Change and Project Management

Here is a collection of learnings and tips on how to lead change and project management using my favorite cartoonists and speakers.   What other tips can you add to the list. Cheers! Shirley  

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London2012 Inspired Take-Aways #2 Change Happens When You Take The First Step

This is my second post on my London2012 Inspired Take-Aways. 204 Nations were represented at the London2012 Olympics and a female was sent to compete for every country present. History in the making.  In this post, I want to put the spotlight on 19-year old Sarah Attar and 16-year old Wojdan Shahrkhani representing Saudi Arabia! Now […]

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What Are Your Business Meetings Expectations? Are You Culturally Aware?

I am a facilitator. It is one of my strengths. Now having said that, I also realize I have a western viewpoint that quite frankly I have to work with at times. What does that have to do with anything? Well, my natural approach to meetings is to drive a meeting to accomplish goals and […]

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Is Being On Time A Leadership Characteristic?

Anyone who has worked with me, or has crossed my path, will immediately experience my energy, drive and passion for getting the job done- on time. No, this is not a self- promotion piece. It is fact. The reason I share this is because my roots are Caribbean however British born and have worked in […]

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As Leaders, Are You Sure About What You Are Conveying With Your Gestures?

When I first immigrated to Canada, I was totally perplexed why people got so upset with the gesture of  “the finger” when they fondly waved around “ two fingers” in some sort of victory dance. You see, pointing two fingers to an individual with the back of your hands facing that individual in England is […]

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Global Leadership Means You Understand The Global Village

This morning I was rummaging through my books & papers and happen-upon a program I had started to write but had not finished.  Actually,  it was an entire training program on Global leadership and facilitation. Not bad material, even if I say so myself :). What struck me was the important reminder of our global […]

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Global Leadership: How Much Skin Is Enough?

I thought I would touch on the topic of exposure and global leadership. Hence my question and title of this post: How much skin is enough? 🙂 I think it is fair to say that in the western world, the level of acceptable exposure for women has drastically changed over the years. The above cartoon says it […]

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My Take On Leadership

Leading to meet one’s destiny. Empowering a Can Do attitude with those who cross your path. Accountability of what you do, say and impart. Directing a shared vision and future. Empathy is never lost. Role Model the model to be. Strength to bear the load. Heart is always at the core. Inspiring  when there is […]

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Business Leader Introductions, Do You Kiss, Bow Or Shake Hands?

I was part of a discussion on the importance of looking a person in the eye – clearly this is  a sign of respect, honesty and credibility. Certainly this is the case with my background. And there you have it: my background. In other cultures, this is interpreted as quite the opposite. So this post is […]

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Does Global Business Leadership Standards Exist?

Yesterday, I was part of a discussion on standards as it relates to doing business. I find Global Business Leadership totally fascinating. Now having lived in England, Canada and the United States, and worked with Sweden,  Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Switzerland & India, I found myself saying: “What country? What culture? What industry? What? What? […]

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