I am often surprised when I am coaching a leader who tells me that they need to work on their confidence. This is not something that they typically share with their team, but a confidential coaching session provides a safe space to explore those emotions.
I am always amazed by the power of nature and the impact that it can have on our mental clarity. Faced with a tough business decision, I strapped on my cross-country skis, took in a breath of fresh pine-scented air, and took my challenge to the trails.
I’ve always been fascinated by the dynamics of a team. What makes some teams highly productive while others seem to drag their heels? One would think that having a team of all stars would lead to the most impressive results, but that’s not always the case.
We’ve heard that when a butterfly flaps its wings somewhere in the world it can cause a tornado on the opposite side of the planet. On a smaller scale, it’s amazing to me to see how ripples grow across the lake and build momentum when I simply drop a pebble into the water.
So, it’s been a difficult month. A crash and burn, soul sucking, maybe I am in the wrong job kind of month… Okay, so I may have exaggerated for effect, but that’s how it can feel at times. And when it does, it’s easy to fall into the trap of playing the victim.
In a recent coaching session, I was working with a leader to coach his team more effectively. He proudly shared that he had been setting up regular one-to-one sessions with his team, but one direct report just didn’t seem to be getting it.
I was so fortunate to spend most of last month up in Muskoka. Client facing work was a little less busy in the city and I had the pleasure of hosting our EDGE3 Retreats on Cherry Island.
You may notice that this month’s newsletter looks a little different… This is a BIG step for us! It’s time for a refresh, a reboot, a new start. So here it is, the NEW EDGE3!
On the top of my list of favourite things to do is jumping off the dock… A carefree moment of absolute bliss, hanging in midair for a brief moment, and then, in a split second, everything changes. I am immersed in a different world. A refreshing shock to my system, a reboot of my senses, and everything is peaceful… It’s as if all of the stress simply washes away. I often struggle with how to create that same rejuvenation while I…