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Public Safety Leadership: More on Servant Leadership and Team Development

This post was inspired by the Public Safety Leadership course that I recently taught as part of the Humber College Fire Service Executive Management Certificate. While we were busy learning leadership concepts in the classroom, fire service professionals were busy writing about their real-world leadership perspectives in the Fire Rescue Magazine. Click the article titles below…

Do Your Managers Have These 10 Essential Skills?

When I speak with colleagues and clients about developing leaders, we don't get too far into the conversation before one of us asks, "what, exactly does leadership development mean?" In part, this is because a laundry list of skills are associated with being a good leader. So what skills do leaders really need?  Here's a…

Thirteen Ways to Make the Most of Your MBTI® Results

When people learn about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument, they are naturally curious to know their "type code." I always ask why. After all, if you're going to invest in learning about yourself, you want to make sure that you benefit from the information. How can you get the most out of your investment? Well,…

Career Portfolios: Creating Your Career Collage

Career Portfolios communicate your professional story beyond a resume’s capability. The career portfolios my students recently submitted as one of their assignments have inspired this month’s article. Whether you are a job seeker, career changer, or happily building your career with your current employer, a career portfolio can help you create a balanced and fulfilling…

Six Strategies for Impactful Writing

This month’s article is dedicated to the Clear Writing workshop participants. It is always a pleasure to deliver learning material on topics that are relevant, timely, and useful. Many thanks to the Centre for Education and Training for inviting me to deliver Clear Writing workshops. I learned early in my change management work that clear…

Free Learning Resource that Helps You Make a Difference

This month’s post features a United Nations sponsored website which let's you expand your vocabulary while you "earn" rice to feed the hungry. Do you like to learn?  How about helping the less fortunate?  The following website can help you do both. http://www.freerice.com FreeRice, a website run by the United Nations World Food Program, offers…

What Makes a Great Presenter

This month’s blog has been inspired by my recent participation in the Canadian Fitness Professional's conference (CanFitPro), the largest fitness conference in the world held right here, in Toronto, Ontario. I always look forward to attending a few good workshops at the CanFitPro conference. In addition to being an informative event, I am continually fascinated…

Top Ten MBTI® Reading List

This month’s blog has been inspired by the many questions I receive on how to ‘self-study’ your way into understanding personality type. Check out these great books on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® for a good read as well as longer-term benefit potential. (You can purchase hyperlinked book titles directly from amazon.ca) 1. Introduction to Myers-Briggs® Type…

Teaching to Personality Type (Part 2)

The following article is the second part of a two-part series on Teaching to Personality Type. Read Part 1 to review some popular learning styles for different MBTI® personality types.  Here’s what I reaffirmed when I put my insight to use in the classroom…. Different people like to learn in different ways. One of the…

Teaching to Personality Type (Part 1)

The inspiration for this month’s post comes from teaching at a local community college. How would you go about hooking up your new universal remote control? Would you read the instruction manual, ask someone to explain how it works, or learn through trial and error?  What would you like to know about your new gadget…