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Leadership Blog

News and insights for your purposeful leadership journey. This blog is updated regularly by our multi-disciplinary team of coaches, trainers and mentors. 

Keeping Closed Minds Open – Bonar Institute Webinar Episode Two

𝗚𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗻𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝗱𝗼𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺. There are 𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗸𝗲𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀 to the people you lead, and the beginning of innovation is to understand the profile style of each member of your team - what they know, and how...

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Freedom

“Without freedom, creativity cannot flourish. The right to freedom is crucial to progress in any society, and the context is having a sense of Global Responsibility.” - His Holiness The Dalai Lama Freedom is a deeply rooted value in how we live our lives in Western...

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Disruption and Innovation

When COVID 19 hit several months ago, the words we heard most in our collective lives were “disruption, chaos, and disaster”. No one knew or could even imagine how the next few months would play out. At that time, we had no doubt that we would get back to our lives...

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Influence the Conversation: Plan for the Worst

When you are preparing to have a difficult conversation, it can be pretty daunting. Here are a few questions that you might find helpful to think about when you are trying to influence the conversation. What could go wrong in this meeting (e.g., emotions, new facts)?...

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The Bonar Institute’s Influence Planning Tool

Some questions to think about Before going into any high-stakes conversation that requires influence, use this simple tool to make sure you have your bases covered: Action Step SET A CLEAR GOAL. Key Mistake Going in with one's gut instinct instead of a clear...

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Need to Engage & Mobilize Your Employees?

Some questions to think about Why are you worried/frustrated about employee engagement?What does it cost your organization? What does it cost your team? What is your manager saying about it?Is it hurting quality?Is it hurting productivity?Is it hurting customer...

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Steps to Executive Renewal

Intellectual Snapshot: Leadership has been described as a role involving chronic stress punctuated by periods of acute tension. Though typically, the working environment places little value on personal renewal, successful leaders learn to deal with the stress in...

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Cost Questions

On a scale from 1 to 10, how would you assess your own levels of stress?Where does the stress show up?What are the effects of this stress on your job performance? Satisfaction?Whare are the effects of this stress on your personality?How aligned do you feel personally...

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals

SPECIFIC Ensure that your goals are targeted and clear-cut. Ask yourself questions like: What am I trying to accomplish?Why is this goal important?What resources are required?Are their operational limits that need to be taken into account?Who is involved?If geography...

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Leadership & the Law

As an executive coach, mentor and management consultant, I work with leaders who are required to manage complex legal and regulatory issues on a daily basis. In my experience, clients who have acquired a solid understanding of their legal responsibilities as managers...

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