Parenting: An Opportunity to Practise Leadership

Parenting

Parenting provides a myriad of opportunities to hone your leadership skills.  If you’re anything like me, your kids are both your pride and joy, and a regular source of frustration.  They can be horrible one moment – and positively angelic the next.  And while I would never ever suggest you should experiment on your children, … Read more Parenting: An Opportunity to Practise Leadership


21st Century Leadership: Ditch the Military Metaphors

Early in my leadership journey, I attended a three day retreat on Emotional Intelligence for Leaders.  There were about 20 of us, all from different organizations, all at different stages in our careers, and all starting with a different understanding of what emotional intelligence was. Over the three days, there were a range of activities and … Read more 21st Century Leadership: Ditch the Military Metaphors


Creativity: Why the Best Ideas come from Improbable Connections

Creativity and Craft I think I can best be described as a dabbler.  A tinkerer.  A hobbyist.  I’ll try almost anything once.  For example: handcrafts.  I can sew, knit, embroider, crochet, quilt – I even learned how to make bobbin lace.  And while I love the idea of being creative, my enjoyment of these skills has … Read more Creativity: Why the Best Ideas come from Improbable Connections