What is Your Leadership Evidence Saying?

I guess if you are reading this you are interested in leadership. You have read many books and articles on leadership and you can talk a good fight on the subject. You are in a leadership position now so – presumably, you can easily answer the question whether you are a good leader yourself. You […]

LEADERSHIP: IT’S NOT A GENDER THING

I want to start this piece with a very clear statement: We need to create more equity in the percentage of men, women and other genders in leadership roles. This will happen through the ongoing support of young girls and women, in building programs for those who identify as other genders, and to continue to […]

Toward a New Definition of Leadership

Leadership Theories Through Time Contemporary studies of leadership started in the mid 19th century with the first theory on leadership: “The Great Man Theory” which assumes that leadership traits are innate and intrinsic to the leader. Of course, it didn’t take long for this theory to be discredited in favour of a long list of […]

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 […]

3 Important Steps Towards Conscious Leadership

Leaders as teachers

I feel my story is a simple one to share and yet at the same time, when I share it with others, more often than not, it seems to elicit the pleasant response “I never really saw it that way”.  Here is how my leadership journey led me to discover 3 important steps on the […]

The Courage to Redesign Your Leadership Presence

consciousness

Whenever I pack for a family vacation, I take with me a few books. Usually, there is a poetry book, a psychology-based textbook, and a book on a topic I know nothing about. Most recently, I decided to dive into the fields of affective neuroscience and biology. I’ve always fancied the thought of being a […]

A-HA! The fear of leadership: Why I wasn’t ready to “take on me” as a leader

  Creativity may have always come easily to me, but I’ve also always known that it couldn’t be left to chance. It’s a skill that must continually be developed and refined despite the effort, pain, and struggle that comes along with exploring the edges of one’s creativity.  Fortunately, my multifaceted career provided me with a […]