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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be & Embrace Who you Are

As leaders we often think we need to have all the answers. We must always be strong and never show our weaknesses. We know that the most effective leaders are authentic leaders who embrace their imperfections and their vulnerabilities but it is not something we like to talk about or want to acknowledge. Brené Brown does.

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Guest — Gary McClure
This is a book for leader and practitioner alike. Chock full of wisdom (most of which shines the spotlight in the crevices of our ... Read More
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 16:08
Guest — Danie
Great blog! Now I need to buy this book. Thanks Ellen. Very inspirational. Danie
Thursday, 08 September 2011 13:36
Guest — Ellen
Thanks Danie. I think you will like it. It's funny too!
Thursday, 08 September 2011 16:34
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Are you a Transactional or a Transformational Leader?

time for change

Take a minute to think back upon the leaders in your life.  Who inspired you the most?  Was it a teacher who encouraged you to never give up and follow your dreams?  Maybe it was a boss who challenged you to meet high expectations.  If this person motivated you to do and be your very best, chances are you were in the presence of a transformational leader.

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Hello Ellen, I was looking for some info around "leadership trends for 2013" and read your article. It made me think about a meeti... Read More
Friday, 11 January 2013 06:37
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Jack’s Legacy – Personal Leadership Attributes Lessons from Jack Layton

Canada lost a charismatic leader in Jack Layton when he died of cancer at the age of 61.

jack laytonAs I listened to the radio and read the personal tributes that come in online – I can piece together his personal leadership legacy. This is not about what he accomplished politically, but who he was as a leader. No matter what your political beliefs, we can learn something from Jack’s personal leadership attributes. Some of these stories and lessons come from his colleagues in government, but many come from the many ordinary Canadians he touched.

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