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Success in Leadership: Bring it back to Why.

Leadership comes with power, but attaining and wielding power does not necessarily translate into success – at least not if you measure it beyond instant gratification.

To become an effective leader you need to be knowledgeable – in your area of expertise, in your ability to persuade people to your point of view and in your ability to inspire people to action. Where many get lost is in believing they have all the answers, thus closing themselves off to valuable input.

Ego comes with the territory – to be a leader you have to believe in yourself, but true leaders recognize the contribution of others is intrinsic to success. This does not mean simply surrounding yourself with minions eager to follow top down direction. It means being open to having your ideas challenged and tested – it’s only through this process that you grow and improve. Continue reading

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Is Kathleen Wynne’s victory the dawn of a new kind of politics for Ontario?

Genuine. Responsive. Thoughtful. Pragmatic. Cooperative. Everything voters have been craving in their political leadership came through in Kathleen Wynne’s speech to the Liberal leadership convention.

As more and more voters tune out with every election, sick of disingenuous political spin, partisan brinksmanship, and governments more interested in their own agendas than they are in serving the people, Wynne offered up a fountain of fresh water in a vast desert.

Post victory, Wynne has committed to putting an end to the “rancour and viciousness” of debate in the Legislature and to working with the opposition leaders for the good of the province.

Will those around her rise to the occasion? Perhaps more importantly, will we? Continue reading

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