leadership | Valerie MacLeod

23 August 2018

4 reasons why core values are important

23 August 2018, Comments: 0

  Core values define your organization’s identity – what makes you unique. Core values support the vision and mission and create the culture of […]


28 February 2018

5 Keys to Effective Communication

28 February 2018, Comments: 0

  Do you ever wonder why your staff didn’t “get the message”? Communication is not easy. There are 5 keys to successful communication – […]


29 December 2017

Gratitude

29 December 2017, Comments: 0

  According to the Harvard Medical School, “In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel […]


8 November 2017

What’s the best mindset for leaders & entrepreneurs?

8 November 2017, Comments: 1

  I am being interviewed as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week on the Entrepreneur Mindset. As I thought about it, there is no difference between […]


11 October 2017

Team effectiveness: it’s not all fun and games

11 October 2017, Comments: 0

  When I first started working with teams I was often asked, “will we be doing trust falls?” I always answered in the negative […]


16 August 2017

Google and why understanding values is important

16 August 2017, Comments: 0

  After studying effective bosses, Google has narrowed down what they teach their leaders to 6 main areas, according to Inc.com this month. One […]


28 June 2017

4 Top Reasons to Hire a Business Coach

28 June 2017, Comments: 0

  Without the assistance of a business coach, a leader’s career and skills can stagnate. “People plateau because they don’t know what they don’t […]


3 May 2017

A 3-step guide to practical systems thinking

3 May 2017, Comments: 0

  Systems Thinking is useful when we understand and apply the basic concepts. Leaders who are strategic thinkers remember the Systems Thinking principles and […]


19 April 2017

5 signs of burnout – act before you are crispy around the edges

19 April 2017, Comments: 0

  Burnout grows slowly. Its slow creep is hardly noticeable and suddenly you are “crispy around the edges” – not in full burnout, but […]


15 February 2017

Advice for potential leaders: lead yourself first!

15 February 2017, Comments: 0

  On Saturday I spoke to first year business students at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. We discussed leadership as a […]


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