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When Your Best People Go Silent: The Freeze Response 🧊

As a leader, one of your most important tasks is to build a culture of trust within your team and organization. Because if you don’t, leading in the absence of trust will be like trying to...

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3 Ways to Build Trust From Behind a Screen 💻

We’ve reached the tipping point of remote work. Initially sparked by the widespread availability of high-speed internet, working from home became an imperative for many during the onset of...

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Mindfulness for Skeptics

By Sandra McDowell, eLeadership Academy

If words like “meditation” and “mindfulness” conjure up images of a yoga retreat or something that seems equally irrelevant to your...

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Deal with it or park it.

Anytime you experience a personal setback that increases your stress, anger or anxiety, the ability for your brain to function optimally is challenged. That’s not only bad for...

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Mindful Leadership – Are you paying attention?

As Cheshire Cat said to Alice, “If you don’t know where you’re going, then any road will take you there.” The road to effective personal and organizational leadership...

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Management is a Component of Leadership

You lead and empower people. You manage and control the resources to enable them to succeed.

How are leadership and management different, and are they mutually exclusive? In my view, management is...

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"A life looking into your phone is not a life," Michelle Obama

"A life looking into your phone is not a life," said Michelle Obama when she visited Vancouver this year. That statement resonated with me and comes to mind when I find myself scanning social...

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Leadership and Motherhood

While enjoying a Mother’s Day bike ride with my family, I spent some time reflecting on the ultimate leader responsibility; motherhood. Mothers lead with heart and backbone, and embody all of...

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Some sage advice…

Wise words from my son Austin when leaving him at 1st-year university today: “Caring less may be a strategy for some when facing change, but not the solution.”


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Why when I smile do you smile back at me?

Such a simple, yet powerful question asked to me by my 3 1/2 year old this morning at breakfast. So many great answers came to mind; from the simple to the complex. But most surprising to me, was...

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