VOCLizing Leadership

Accepting Responsibility For Your Mistakes

2016 Rio Olympics I was reading an interesting Olympics-related article the other day that has great cross-over into the ethics, values and leadership spheres.  The bottom line of the article was that a CBC reporter, Elliotte Friedman (a veteran NHL commentator), mad...

A musical example by Bobby McFerrin on how simple leadership can be

It's amazing how, with little instruction, humans can understand key concepts and be able to work together in harmony. Bobby McFerrin didn't need to give detailed instructions and host comprehensive, repetitive rehearsals; rather, he was able to tap into one of the...

VOCL 050 – The Future of VOCL

  Episode Focus: In this episode, I want to share some more leadership thoughts that I had while climbing the Manitou Springs Incline a second time. This is a follow-up article to what I had previously discussed in VOCL episode 49.  I also want to share a very...
VOCL 048 – Why Do You Lead?

VOCL 048 – Why Do You Lead?

Episode Focus: In this episode, we ask the question “Why do you lead?”  Your answer may include that you have no choice, that you do so for personal reasons, that you do it for external reasons, or perhaps for a combination thereof. It’s been a while since the last...

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VOCL 047 – Choosing Great Leadership

VOCL 047 – Choosing Great Leadership

  Episode Focus: In this episode, we look at, given the choice, whether we would go through the ‘average leader’ door or the ‘great leader’ door. Intro There has been a change to the iOS app for Voices of Canadian Leadership podcast – details will be given after...

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VOCL 046 – Communication

VOCL 046 – Communication

  Episode Focus: Looking at breaking down communication into the various components: Your thoughts Your message Timeliness/relevance of the message How your message is sent (the medium) The recipient The recipient’s processing of the message Feedback Some...

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Diagnosing Desirable Delegation

Delegating Purpose I recently came across a blog post titled, "How to Delegate Purpose in Your Organization" by Tanveer Nasseer.  I think Tanveer is a brilliant writer and leader; his interview on the Voices of Canadian Leadership podcast can be found here.  Many...

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Defining Leadership

Defining leadership can be difficult.  Perhaps the most important principle that identifies a person as a leader is that they have followers. These followers can come from a wide variety of sources: They are people who you have hired They can be those assigned to you...

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