Anticipate-Plan-Do-Review Technique!

  Use the Anticipate-Plan-Do-Review Technique in your everyday life and at work! It works! Anticipate, plan, do, and review speaks too much more then its origin in project management. The concept and its basic message so grounded in what it takes to be successful over and over again. This is a strategic tool that forces one to think before moving to action. A key part of this technique is to anticipate as many outcomes to a situation as part of the planning process. In anticipating the various potential outcomes and/ or reactions that others may have in a situation is extremely helpful...

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Be yourself as a Leader!

  That’s right, you read the caption correctly…”be yourself as a Leader”. Being authentic and true to yourself is key to being a successful leader. To be yourself it helps if you are self-aware and open to getting feedback from others. Being yourself sounds simple enough but in practice with all the pressures on us to perform and to get things done some times one can loose who he or she really is. We take a course or have a person of influence that introduces us to new techniques and for a short time we can loose who we are in trying to be something or someone...

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Set up 2013 well by reviewing 2012!

It is that time of the year again where we tend to have some time to think about the new year and set some new goals. This Saturday’s Globe & Mail had a neat article on the same subject by Eileen Chadnick. Eileen wrote about the “12 questions to get a jump on the year ahead. The questions are exactly what one should ask as we prepare for 2013! Take a look at the following link. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/career-advice/experts/12-questions-to-get-the-jump-on-the-year-ahead/article6606581/?service=mobile      ...

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When in doubt there is no doubt!

  When in Doubt there is no Doubt! In business as in many aspects of our life when we doubt something there is usually a good reason the doubt exists. When we get this hunch or gut-feeling we simply need to acknowledge it and then proceed to test the doubt. We need to ask ourselves and potentially others the tough questions. This leadership mantra is an important one to keep front and centre. It helps us to question and to not just accept things as they are. It encourages one to listen to their hunches and gut feel. Here is what a client once said about this very subject; “I was...

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Are You Getting Enough Feedback – Newsletter Article from Peter Jensen & Co.

  I have Tweeted this newsletter from Performance Coaching. It’s always a great read. I really liked the article by Peggy on Feedback. It is a big part of my work with people these days…building on self-awareness through being open to getting feedback in real time. http://www.performancecoaching.ca/newsletter/view/?id=33 Enjoy the reading!    

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