delegate effectively

How to delegate effectively to save time and your sanity

It’s no secret: An important best practice in leadership circles is to spend your time on tasks and projects that are the best use of your time and delegate the rest. Why then, as managers and leaders, don’t we delegate more often and more effectively? The most common excuse I hear from my clients who […]

Leaders handle criticism

How good leaders handle criticism

You can’t please everyone is a truism that is particularly important to leaders.   Leading others in an organization practically by definition means having to make decisions where there is no obvious easy choice. Realistically, there is no choice that will make everyone happy.   Part of the responsibility that comes with the benefits of […]

Leadership Styles

Which leadership style are you?

Some people we click with, understanding each other with very little effort and working together with ease. Then there are others who take, well, a bit more work, but sometimes we discover we can get there with some extra care and effort. If you’ve ever had the feeling that you just can’t get through to […]

employee retention strategies

Our five favourite employee retention strategies

Do you want to keep your best employees? You might think money, vacation time, health benefits are things that keep people working hard. In a few cases, that might be true, but more often than not, those financial benefits rank low on why we stay in a job. Think back over your career, the jobs […]