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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4 Steps to Improve Your Performance (in anything).

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2018 9:29:17 PM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Confidence, Leadership, Awareness, Blind spots

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Are you Underperforming? 


The answer is yes.


While your reactive brain may have already told you to disregard the rest of this article, the truth is we are all under-performing. And whether you choose to call it “under-performing”  or “endless untapped potential”, the reality is, we all have a next level, either known or unknown to us.  Before you react (any further:) consider this…

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5 Ways to Recognize, Celebrate and Engage your Employees!

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2018 3:44:39 PM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Confidence, Leadership, stress

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You can’t always motivate everyone at the same time... but you can create an environment that is motivating.

When your work life is busy both stress and tension can rise, bringing the opportunity for conflicts and power struggles to rise with it. It is in these times that we can lose sight of what is important and meaningful as we rush from meeting to meeting or from deadline to deadline.


It's reason for concern, isn’t it?

When it’s super busy and you see people’s frustration and exhaustion grow,  

how do you create an environment that is motivating?

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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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Workplace Stress: 4 Ways to Stress Reduction

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Conflict, Leadership

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Workplace stress is an occupational hazard at any position and in any organization. However, there are a number of ways to reduce workplace stress. Let’s look at a few reasons to  reduce stress, and some ways that you can create a healthier, happier workplace.

Stress acts as a barrier to productivity, health and happiness. Prolonged stress takes a toll on our bodies, our minds, and our work – and as with many physical reactions, it all starts with the brain. 

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