planning | Valerie MacLeod

23 May 2018

Malcolm Gladwell advises writers to use systems thinking

23 May 2018, Comments: 0

  “One of the mistakes that writers make is spending a lot of time thinking how to start their stories and not a lot […]


20 January 2016

Train your brain to be more successful

20 January 2016, Comments: 0

  Do you want to be more productive at work this year? I listened to Shawn Anchor’s TED talk, The happy secret to better […]


13 January 2016

6 Hints for Keeping your New Year’s Resolutions

13 January 2016, Comments: 0

  I am not a New Year’s resolution person. I make goals throughout the year, but just because it’s January 1 isn’t a good […]


6 January 2016

6 Guidelines for Great Planning

6 January 2016, Comments: 0

  It’s the beginning of the year, and you want to start your planning. Either for your life or for your organization. Great! I […]


25 November 2015

The easy ways to motive others – you can’t!

25 November 2015, Comments: 0

  Motivation comes from within each person. As a leader you cannot motivate others, you can simply give them the right environment and reasons […]


18 November 2015

3 Ways to Ready Yourself for Leadership

18 November 2015, Comments: 0

  Working for a great leader is one of the best experiences of my career. So you’ve decided to be a leader. This is […]


30 September 2015

Not living your values? Watch out!

30 September 2015, Comments: 0

  Last week Volkswagen admitted their cars contained devices to cheat air pollution tests. What was the reaction? Swift & serious! First, CEO Martin […]


12 August 2015

Ballet vs. Hockey – Are you being strategic?

12 August 2015, Comments: 0

  A ballet is choreographed in advance. Each dancer knows their steps, the timing, and their entrances and exits. A hockey game is more […]


1 July 2015

Want Better Scanning? Ask Your Employees

1 July 2015, Comments: 0

Most of us believe that tomorrow will be like today. However, the world is changing quicker than we realize. Tomorrow is not exactly like […]


7 January 2015

How Christopher Never Breaks a New Year’s Resolution

7 January 2015, Comments: 0

  I was impressed when Christopher told me that he never breaks a New Year’s Resolution. As someone who regularly promises to exercise more […]