Failed Leadership

A review of research on goal-setting has helped us better understand two key areas of concern for leadership coaches: Why people give up on goals and, How effective goal-setting can help ensure long-term goal achievement. An understanding of the dynamics of goal-setting and goal achievement may help coaches understand why their clients sometimes lose motivation… Read on »

The world spent much of February captivated by the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. I was very fortunate to be a part of the broadcast team for CTV and TSN, so I had the opportunity to speak to millions of viewers about my great life passion: human performance. As a scientist in the center of the… Read on »

Do a little math with me: There are 24 hours in a day… On average, or at best, we spend 8 of those in bed… The next 10 hours or so is dedicated to work… And after all that, if all the stars and pixels line up just right, we get the next 6 hours… Read on »

Co-written by Stephen Miles & Nate Bennett. The most talked about career move of the last few weeks belongs to late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien. TBS announced that O’Brien would debut his show on its network this fall, after its baseball post-season coverage concludes.  Many were surprised by what they view as an odd… Read on »

We all know managing millenials is tough. My experience at Workbrain, where I was SVP Global Services, and at Camilion Solutions, where I’m SVP Services and Product Development, has shown a constant need for feedback and information on career progress. This is covered in the Mentoring Millenials article in this month’s Harvard Business Review: “Am… Read on »

Can you teach someone to be a leader, or is leadership something you’re just born with? I’ve been having this conversation a lot lately, and I generally get two responses to that question: Leadership is something you’re born with. You see this as early as grade school, where some kids naturally emerge as leaders in… Read on »

So often “coaching” is used as a buzz term for almost any kind of interaction in the workplace (and everywhere else. Who would have thought there would be such a thing as a “knitting coach”?). The term has been confused, misused, misunderstood and blasphemed. This is unfortunate, because coaching is a powerful skill for leaders… Read on »