How to Better Understand and Resolve Your Triggers

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2020 12:35:11 PM / by Dale Allen posted in Conflict, Leadership, Relationships, stress, mental health, Awareness, Wellness, Engagement, Performance, Progress, Success

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In speaking with someone, have you ever shouted out an impassioned and cutting retort or belted at them a churlish and icy command? Perhaps you can call to mind an intense experience with your child, neighbour, employee, or spouse. What was it that had you do that? Was it something they had said or didn’t say? Or, perhaps, your reaction was the result of something they had done or failed to do. No matter the cause, I’m going to bank on the fact that you weren’t feeling so great in the moment of your reaction. And once you calmed down and reflected on the situation, you may have noticed that your reaction didn’t land all that well with the other person or people involved. Whether your goal is to repair internal damage, heal damaged relationships, reinforce your resilience, or learn how to better lead and support others, this article offers you a framework that will inform and encourage you at a time when patience seems to be at an all time low and reactions so very automatic. 

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Gratitude - For whatever ails you!

[fa icon="calendar'] May 23, 2019 11:47:09 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Relationships, Awareness, Wellness, Engagement, Gratitude

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No matter what’s wrong with you, my friend, there’s more right with you than wrong.

This saying makes me laugh! (and you know how I love to laugh ;)  But it's SO true! We can get so caught up in what's wrong; with ourselves, at work, with our kids, our marriage, our finances....That we forget to acknowledge all the good. 

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“It’s Not In My Job Description!” - Resistance in Your Team Members

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2019 6:54:58 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Confidence, Leadership, Influence, stress, mental health, Awareness, Engagement, Performance

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“It’s not in my job description” is a phrase you’ve probably heard many times as a leader. Whether you’ve asked a team member to cover for someone or take on a last minute assignment, “It’s not in my job description” can be a default response in the workplace.

How do you feel when you hear this? Frustrated? Exhausted? Disappointed?

Getting to a place of understanding and empathizing with your employees when they use this response will help relieve these emotions, and also allow you to communicate and approach them in a more successful way.

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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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