A First Hand Account on Applying Tuckman’s Team Development Model & More on Servant Leadership

This post was inspired by the Public Safety Leadership course that I recently taught as part of the Fire Service Executive Management Certificate, made possible through a joint initiative between the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) and Humber College. While we were busy learning leadership concepts in the classroom, fire service professionals were busy writing…

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…

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…

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…