The following data from a recent Globe & Mail article shows progress but very slow progress in the number of women on Canadian Boards. There are a staggering percentage of companies – specifically in industries like energy, materials, and consumer discretionary – without a single women in a board seat. The consumer discretionary numbers baffle […]Read more "Women on Boards: How Canadian Industries Stack Up"
Canadian Business Magazine recently published their 2014 CEO of the Year Issue. There is a great leadership lesson to be learned in each profile of this year’s top CEOs. 1. If It Is Not Worth Doing Well, It Is Not Worth Doing National Bank of Canada’s Louis Vachon talks about giving up practicing Kendo (a […]Read more "Top CEOs of 2014 – Leadership Lessons"
Whether it is developing assessments, coaching executives, or just taking better care of our clients than anyone else…our team here at Sigma is second to none. Case in point are the in-house resources that we develop for our coaching clients. So for today’s post, I thought I would share one of those resources specifically targeted […]Read more "Strategic Planning Skills: Development Pointers (Part 1)"
Balance is Key with today’s Leadership Development Tip! Don’t forget to take time to enjoy your life outside of work and set aside some free time to do what you most enjoy. Your desire to succeed and overcome challenges at work should not compromise other aspects of your life. Balance is key – create a […]Read more "Finding Balance"
For those of you who follow my Twitter account at @SigmaLeader, you will frequently see posts related to successful women (recently I have started tagging them with #womenontop). Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, activist, Malala Yousafzai, and most recently (10 minutes ago) IMF head Christine Lagarde are just a few of the many women doing some pretty phenomenal things. The […]Read more "Confidence and #WomenOnTop"
My plan for the weekly “What Leadership Is” post was initially to recognize non-traditional leaders. However, this week, I’m going for some low hanging fruit and will feature Jimmy Carter. I caught an interview with the former President where he was promoting his recently released book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power; which I […]Read more "What #Leadership Is – Jimmy Carter"
Develop future leaders with today’s leadership development tip! Pay attention to the impact you have on your direct reports – a leader’s attention, respect, and recognition is paramount to their continuous development. Spend the time you need to develop, train, and empower your direct reports to take ownership of their roles and responsibilities. The rest […]Read more "#Leadership #Tip of the Day – #Talent Development"