Working with consultants: Lesley’s 5 tips

I've come across many different approaches to working with consultants. There's a difference between contracting, process consulting and expert consulting. Either way, in my experience, the following five elements will help you get the most value out of working a…

From Managing to Leading Part 2: Leaders are great coaches

In my previous article, I discussed the importance of coaching as part of any leadership role. Whether it is formalized or not, each leader has a responsibility to coach his or her team (direct and indirect), to achieving their full…

Politics of Leadership – A View from the Top

On Wednesday, I had the great pleasure of attending another great event by one of Concordia University's Alumni organizations, a round table session entitled "The Politics of Leadership." The panel included two CEOs, one Brigadier General, and a researcher on…