Dale Allen

Dale Allen
Dale Allen is CEO of The Leadership Group. She inspires individuals to challenge their boundaries of human potential, and coaches them as they identify their next level of personal excellence and chart a path to achieving it.

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5 Ways to Give Quality Performance Feedback

[fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2018 7:12:03 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Leadership, Feedback, Performance

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Dislike performance reviews but love giving helpful feedback?

A major challenge with performance reviews is that we feel we are being judged or graded and that gets our defenses up right away.

This 3-blog series is focused on how to have performance conversations that provide helpful feedback and achieve the intended/desired outcomes. (Ex. Reducing anxiety in performance convos; providing valuable insight to the recipient; great questions to ask in 1-1 meetings, etc.)

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Create a Shared Vision

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 24, 2018 9:32:53 PM / by Dale Allen posted in Leadership, teamwork, Awareness, Vision, Wellness, Engagement

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It can be stressful, exhausting and near impossible to be high performing all the time.

What can you do to regularly assess your individual and team’s level of inspiration, drive and commitment toward your goals?



Last week we shared with you how to create and make regular use of a Shared Vision to inspire your team, even during busy times. Let me share with you how we created a Shared Vision for The Leadership Group, so you get a sense of flow and impact on people's motivation.


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How To Inspire Your Team During Busy Times

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2018 3:31:33 PM / by Dale Allen posted in Confidence, Leadership, Awareness, Blind spots, Vision

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Everyday you set out to meet lofty goals... In your personal life you strive to ‘have a great day,’ meditate, get healthy, be kind to everyone, and be present.

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5 ways to get back to happy (and productive) when you need it most!

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 21, 2018 6:59:00 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Confidence, Leadership, stress

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Are you too busy for happiness?



"The greatest success we will achieve will not be money 

or how high we climbed on the corporate ladder,

it will be happiness." ~ Dale Allen


Happiness is often how we define ourselves.

In your own way (usually unconsciously) you continually assess your happiness in all that you do.

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3 Common Team Challenges and How to Move Beyond Them

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2018 11:48:04 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Confidence, Leadership, Influence, mental health, teamwork

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The busier we are, our minds get cluttered and we can grow less patient and less focused.

This busy-ness increases the likelihood of being reactive to any stressors - traffic jams, a missed deadline, office/family politics - and less likely to feel happy, productive and effective.  


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Can your communication improve mental health?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 6, 2018 7:11:08 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Confidence, Leadership, Influence, mental health

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Imagine if you were feeling overwhelmed at work:

  • the workload is increasing,
  • you are understaffed,  
  • there are last minute requests,
  • there are behaviours in the office that clash with your values,
  • people around you are stressed…

Do such stressors ever impact your emotional well-being (mental health)?

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How to Reduce Stress or Anxiety in 1 Minute

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2018 10:22:51 PM / by Dale Allen posted in Confidence, Leadership, stress

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Looking for a way to keep calm and stay balanced during conflict? Want a simple way to soothe away tension during a stressful work day?  Need a break to refocus your attention?  

Here’s a one-minute breathing exercise that will help. Guaranteed.



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3 Conscious Communication Strategies to Reclaim Your Time

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Confidence, Leadership, Influence

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Let’s control our energy and how we experience the time we use.



  • To remove the guilt and anxiousness associated with time pressure
  • To raise awareness of how you can better enjoy the time you have
  • To shift perspective, the LENS you currently look through, regarding your time use
  • To practice a more conscious way of feeling more productive


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Minimize Conflict and Disagreement Blues by Deepening Your Awareness

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Conflict, Confidence, Relationships

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I admit, I don't really want to minimize conflict. I know conflicts and disagreements are going to happen. You know what I really want? I want to minimize those all-too-familiar anxious feelings that arise in me when I am in conflict. Here's what has helped:

In the midst of disagreement, it is possible to create an environment where  blame, shame, guilt and fear are minimized. If we can do this, we can ensure the following:

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How to Work with Resistance

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 1, 2018 11:20:07 PM / by Dale Allen posted in Confidence, Leadership, Influence

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Change, conflict, stress and overwhelm can all lead to resistance...

… and resistance is one of the most challenging leadership issues you will experience. It clouds over the actual goals, intentions and priorities, making it challenging for your team members, clients and colleagues to progress.

But have you noticed that when you try to push back against someone’s resistance, you often make it stronger? And this creates a cycle of fear and reluctance that hinders your ability to help team members perform well.

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