On April 8, 2017, I had the honour of delivering my TEDx Talk at TEDxChilliwack, an official TEDx event on the topic “Future Shapers: The Minds of the Next Generation.” As a speaker, I spoke on the topic of imagination and creativity. Now that the video is available on YouTube, I thought I would share it […]
A lot of people have asked about my recent audition for TEDxChilliwack, a TED-sanctioned speaking seminar being held in Chilliwack, BC. This year’s theme is “Future Shapers: The Minds of the Next Generation.” My talk is about fostering imagination and creativity in young people, and my audition focused on the systemic deprioritization of creativity and […]
Communication and expectations are a key part of a leader’s role in a team. Leaders foster an open line of communication and maintain expectations to which the entire team (even themselves) are held accountable. A team requires consistent communication and clear expectations in order to achieve set goals.
If someone has a security net, they are more likely to take higher risks with greater rewards. Leaders do not just lead others, they are the human safety net.
Adapting to change can be the hardest thing you have to deal with as a leader, especially if you have to lead other people through a change.
Problem-solving is a vital skill that should be exhibited not only by a leader but also by an effective team. If you want your team to rely on you, their leader, to solve their problems, you are handicapping your team.
The willingness to be taught, or “teachability,” is an important trait for everyone, but it is vital for a leader. A leader should be searching for learning experiences in every situation.