My Mentorship Journey: The Makings of an Impactful Mentor

Where it started Four years into my engineering career, I went through a major change in which I crossed over from a technical R&D role to a product management role. Not only was the nature of my work going to change but I was going to manage a line of products used by the Navy. […]

Intergenerational Mentorship and Empathy

I’ve been going on coffee dates with students and alumni for more than a decade. Typically, they want advice about their careers or discuss anxiety they’re feeling about finding a job that aligns with their values. Sometimes they want feedback about their start-ups, and once in a while, they simply want to ask questions about […]

Teaching: Leading the Learning Boat to Shore

I am an Associate Professor of Health Psychology at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Teaching is part of my job, in addition to research, service, and administrative tasks for a virtual teaching-patient navigation centre for children with complex care needs that Dr. Shelley Doucet, from UNB Saint John, and myself co-founded. I teach […]

True Power or Corruption?

  “True power is shared. Shared power requires compromise.”   A number of clients have shared with us their concerns about managers who have fallen from grace after being appointed to an important, and critical position in the organization. It would appear, for these individuals, that the scope of influence and authority to lead is translated into […]

Rethinking Leadership

  “…unless top management has the trust of the people, no REAL change will occur.”   Management consultants aim at changing the ethos of a corporation through the engagement of top management. Although there is an abundance of research suggesting that top management ought to be included in order for change to occur, it is […]

Time is a Thief

Far too often we find ourselves working with leaders who delay making critical decisions. In some cases, decisions are required to manage talent. In other situations, decisions are necessary to cut losses and turn a corner. And, in other cases, a decision is needed to invest in an opportunity. The cost of not making the […]