Leading From the Back

The most exciting and innovative ideas about leadership and organization are coming from the forests.

For a lot of us living in the big cities and suburban areas, most of our minutes and hours spent walking outside are by passing by the concrete jungle of stores, shops, restaurants and cars.

Well sometimes we take on the route for Botanical Gardens, Parks, Campouts - but all of these are limited in exploring nature. And then there’s Netflix, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. But still, not a lot are able to fully explore nature and it’s wonders - the Plants, Insects and Animals freely wandering about in their natural habitat.


Nature is definitely an incredible tool to learn and development leadership and management.


What is Biomimicry?

Biomimicry is the imitation and development of what naturally occurs in nature into human-centered products, experiences, and design. The tiny hairs of a Gecko’s feet that allow them to climb vertical surfaces...

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The Highest Form of Leadership: Collaborative, and Values-Based Communication

“True humanitarian leaders care enough about humanity to search out the needs, problems, and solutions for people in need. They find something that inspires them but also serves others.

“It’s always about the people.” 

                                                                                                - Dr. John Demartini

Life is sales. Every day we attempt to persuade, cajole and encourage people – big and small – to cooperate with us in an endless number of...

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I'm A Fraud, And I'm Owning Up To It!

“I can’t believe they actually think I can do this job!” 

I asked my former boss that very question.  He was the CEO of large global multinational.  He looked at me surprised.   He smiled and said yes!  I couldn’t believe it! I thought it was just me that had silly random thoughts.

It’s called Imposter syndrome and sometimes no matter how much you have studied, trained and achieved success it rears its ugly head.

The syndrome makes you feel like you are a fraud even when you’re not.  You often spend your time worrying you will be found out and considered a fraud.

Everyone suffers from it at one time or another. Actors, Writers, Sports Figures and probably some doctors, although I like to think that it never crosses the minds of the world’s best Neurosurgeons!

This week I was quite surprised to learn that I’ve been nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.

My first...

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