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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30 Reasons Why Strategic Initiatives Fail

I wrote this presentation some time ago. As I review the content, I believe it still holds true today as it did then. Well then, I had 20 reasons! When I headed Engineering, I remember one of my engineers sharing with me: “My initiative would be just fine, if I did not have people in […]

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To Win Professional Connections You Need To Be Personal

Professional and Personal are often put into two different categories in the business setting. Why? How can you reach your employees, staff, organization and stakeholders, if you don’t know anything about them? When you are in the same room with them, knowing how to include them in your vision is critical to mobilizing your people. […]

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Organizations Need To Be One With The Catapult! Pullback. Aim. Build Momentum. Release.

Recently, I decided to curate a handful of topics using Thoora and Scoop.it. Very rewarding indeed. As I read and collated my posts, it transported me to the teams I once managed. How many times have you heard Leaders of organizations say “We need to catapult ourselves” into some direction? I know, I have! So […]

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Social Sites That Exercise Your Social Media Muscle. What say you?

{EAV_BLOG_VER:0b25c5e00bdd6171} Social sites are growing by the minute. You can find almost anything to tickle your fancy. I recently joined two that would stretch my social media muscle and fancy. Klout and Empire Avenue.  It is still early days  and for sure I will be writing a blog on both in the near future. Having […]

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Business and Organization Change Revisited

It is puzzling how many times the importance of change management is discussed in the business environment and yet so few actually incorporate change management plans in their business initiatives. How is it that our business leaders will often address their management team with the importance of becoming more adept at managing change but do […]

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Liquidating Our Once Valued Assets, The Human Capital

I recently responded to a question about laying off employees.  As I completed it, I thought about the line most corporations use about their employees when they are all fully employed and business is booming. You know it: Employees are our greatest assets! So what on earth happens when you let them go? What happens when you liquidate your […]

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