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...

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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How Leaders Maintain Composure In Challenging Times

Note: Originally, this was going to be one of my standard article reviews. In the process of doing so, however, I rapidly found myself at over a page and I still had more to write. As such, this is more of a hybrid where I create my own post using an article as the...

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How Leaders Maintain Composure In Challenging Times

Note: Originally, this was going to be one of my standard article reviews. In the process of doing so, however, I rapidly found myself at over a page and I still had more to write. As such, this is more of a hybrid where I create my own post using an article as the...

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What do leaders choose to put into their heads?

Earlier this week, I had a very interesting conversation with someone who was ranting about the latest edition of the local radio station's show during his morning commute.  This show features callers who have very different perspectives on life, complain about what...

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A Broken iPod and the Victim Mentality

Recently, my daughter came home from school in a highly distraught state - her iPod screen was cracked (again).  It seems that she had placed it 'safely' in her locker, but then another child came by, banged against the side of her locker and caused the iPod to fall. ...

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