The ABC’s of my values

(photo credit http://angela-vandenbogaard.deviantart.com/) Did you know that the root ball of a tree mirrors its leaf span?  I think of values as the root ball of my tree... me, who I am.. steadying me in the wind, my anchors. Naming those values though can sometimes be tricky and today.....I found a site that lists over 400 values! With a glass of wine in hand I went through the...

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On Vision, Leadership and Brilliance

This weekend was fabulous. Spent two days at Social Media Camp Victoria 2011, where I was not only a speaker on a panel for HR and Social Media, but was a great big sponge... soaking in information, energy and meeting incredible individuals. I have to say though, the most incredible part was attending the conference with Impact People Practices' two interns Zeeshan Rasool and Hassan Rahim, two...

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The ABC’s of Leadership- and social media lessons learned

  Every day I become more firmly planted in the camp that believes social media and technology has the opportunity to help people think differently, collaborate in new ways, solve new problems, make money, expand networks and get to an answer faster. The above image is the summary of comments on a post this morning I made on the Impact People Practices Facebook page. ...

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How to step back as a leader so others can step up

Let's face it. In leadership roles, we get caught up in the rush of feeling "needed",  solving problems, making things  "happen" and driving direction. I think something else happens though as well. When "the boss" is around all the time, even the most high performing teams can get a sense of security from trusting that you are there to jump in, answer questions, set direction, be...

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C.O.M.M.U.N.I.T.Y

I feel incredibly lucky to be part of several different COMMUNITIES. There is of course the community I live in, the communities I network with, work with and play with. Communities of peers, colleagues, professionals. Online communities; In-person communities. There is brilliance within each of us and when we become part of something larger than ourselves where we feel safe to innovate,...

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