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You’re only as good as your day off

You’re only as good as your day off

Welcome leaders to the 12th edition of my LeaderLike You! BLOG. Before launching into being a consultant many years ago in 2002, and before my professional career in public relations / marketing, I worked for 7 years in the hotel and restaurant industry. I learned a...

The Affirmative Use of Not

The Affirmative Use of Not

Welcome to the 11th BLOG in my LeaderLike You! series. Each month I endeavor to share a leaderlike idea or a story from a great leader somewhere in the world! Connecting with you monthly, and bringing the leaderlike approach into your places of work or home. This...

Logbooks for your talent!

Logbooks for your talent!

A couple of years ago I was sitting in a conference room getting ready for the coaching session with one of my coachees. She came in and sat down and looked at me with what I interpret as a dejected sad exasperated look, she then made the sound that one hears when a...

The Annie Story: When did slavery end?

The Annie Story: When did slavery end?

It’s important to remember the past so that we do not repeat it! Last March 2020 I was fortunate to be in the USA and was able to visit my 92-year-old father just before Covid rendered that temporarily impossible. I was also fortunate to meet one of his caregivers,...

The Perfectly Imperfect Me

The Perfectly Imperfect Me

Hello Leaders! Welcome to the 8th edition of my LeaderLike You! Blog! After a far from 2020, I thought I’d share my feelings and thoughts about IMPERFECTION! A huge thank you to anyone who has sent their success stories to us, please continue to do so! For me one of...

Positve intent

Positve intent

Hello Leaders! Welcome to the seventh (my favourite number!) edition of my LeaderLike You! blog!With lockdown back for some, tensions may be running a little higher than usual. We – the global community, do not have a clear vision of what...

R.A.I.N

R.A.I.N

Hello Leaders! Welcome to the sixth edition of my LeaderLike You! Newsletter! Six months has flown by and at the same time, has probably been the most challenging six months we shall remember. We have all grown in some way and we should feel proud of ourselves for...

Answering questions

Answering questions

Say what you want, not what you don't want - even if you don't know the answer! Hello Leaders!Thank you for reading this, the fifth edition of my LeaderLike You! Newsletter, and thank you to those who have sent me their success stories or been in touch over the last 4...

Virtual Learning

Virtual Learning

Adapting to the New (virtual) World professionally! Hello to the LeaderLike You! CommunityNew times call for new approaches. Connecting with you all monthly allows me to share uplifting stories of leadership that may inspire and motivate in these times...

Resilience

Resilience

Resilient Leadership Hello again fellow leaders. I am back with another heartening, leaderlike newsletter! Once again, I endeavor to share uplifting stories of leadership that may stir some motivation within you and anyone you care to share this with.  Wherever you...

Gratitude

Gratitude

Hello fellow Leaders I hope you enjoyed last month’s newsletter. Thank you for taking the time to follow this leaderlike adventure! Writing to you all monthly allows me to share uplifting stories of leadership that may spark some joy in this time of uncertainty....

Slow down

Slow down

With all us of feeling the extensive impact of the Corona Virus, there has never been a more important time to stay connected and share hope. That is why I’ve decided to write to you all on a monthly basis and offer inspiring stories of leadership that may spark...

Creating connections Tales of a traveler

Creating connections Tales of a traveler

The man in 26D I recently flew to Dubai from Geneva, transferring in Zurich. The Swiss A330 was full – not a spare seat in the plane and luckily I was on the aisle of the center block of four seats. Even luckier, I thought, the one...

How to have better meetings

How to have better meetings

Energy is contagious –  what kind of atmosphere do you create at the office? Does this scenario sound familiar? You are on your way to the office, just back after a week away. Before you left, you delegated tasks to key staff. Now you are back. Monday AM: driving to...

Have better and quicker meetings

Have better and quicker meetings

Have better and quicker meetings If you are like me, you attend a lot of meetings. I’ve noticed a few shortcuts that will help, so here are two LeaderLike tips for better meetings. First of all, let’s talk timing. When setting up a meeting, calendar apps give you an...

Reveal your Talent. How to address (and talk about) my team members?

Reveal your Talent. How to address (and talk about) my team members?

I once had a boss who referred to his team as “FTE” (full time equivalents). Whenever he said, that I felt reduced to a number, and nothing more. He standard response to meeting requests was, “I’d love to meet though I have some FTE’s who have some questions.” When...

Great summertime reading

Great summertime reading

I just had the opportunity to visit my own 90+-year-old parents. In watching themdeal with growing old, and trying to do so as gracefully as possible, I was remindedof this wonderful list of “45 life lessons from a 90 year old”. Re-reading the list Idecided to post it...

A Leaders Choice

A Leaders Choice

I left the corporate world as director of public relations and started my own consulting company several years ago. Working worldwide, I help people improve their presentation skills, create positive impact and to use their emotional awareness to improve both...