Let’s face it – even a leader with a healthy ego knows he or she can’t succeed alone. Success depends a lot (maybe even entirely) on the performance of our people. So as ‘Wise Leaders’, we’re always keeping an eye on them – it’s a big part of our job. But what are we looking for? Our human tendency is to always be on the lookout for problems. In fact our brains are hardwired to be on guard for potential threats to our existence, which is why we survived as a species (thanks brain!). If you extend this into leadership, the perceived ‘threat’ can come in the form of a… Read more >

I’m really lucky - working with organizations all across North America I’ve seen the awesomeness that diversity (AKA differences in people) can bring. From strategies and marketing that cross ethnic and racial boundaries to inclusion and tolerance for gender and religious differences, diversity creates a more inclusive, vibrant, and interesting workplace. Embracing and respecting differences is the heart of a modern organization. Recently though I’ve been wondering why this passion for diversity does not extend into what it means to be a leader. Millions of pieces of ‘pop leadership’ writing are stuck on the kind of insta-leadership lessons and crappy click bait like ‘The Secret Leadership Traits You Need’ or… Read more >