Entries by Lorne Epp

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Small Changes, Larger Outcomes in Leadership and Life

I’ve been fascinated by the concept ever since I read about the Kaizen movement in the mid-80s. It encapsulates the well-known saying,” A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” The core underpinning concept emphasizes continuous improvement through small, incremental changes. It’s been five plus decades of doing life, raising a family, […]

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Keep Your Leadership Inspired

Bottom line up front: My Three Words  (Drumroll Please) INSPIRE. LEARN. NETWORK Like many things we humans fuss over, the concept of a New Year can be a wee bit scary. “I didn’t do enough. I should have done more. I failed.” I hear this quite often. It’s amazing how much angst we can shovel […]

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A MORE STRATEGIC YEAR:Crafting Your Personal Blueprint for 2024

“If you don’t know where you’re going any road will do”   Lewis Carroll   The Art of Personal Strategy Hey there! Have you ever wondered how some people seem to navigate life’s complexities with grace and foresight? Well, the secret might lie in having a personal strategy. It’s not just some fancy business jargon […]

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Building Your Self- Awareness

  “Building Your Leadership Awareness.”  Socrates sure started something when he came up with the quote, “Know thyself.” Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Personality Type testing has grown to a whopping two 2 billion dollar annual enterprise.  A growing body of research suggests that when we […]

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Dealing With Disappointments: A Guide to Managing Expectations in Leadership

        We’ve all been there— standing on the precipice of expectation, heart filled with hope and eyes fixed on a vision.   The exhilaration of a new project, the buzz of a fresh idea, or the thrill of an ambitious goal. Yet, the wind doesn’t always blow in our favour. The ground […]

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Building Trust Through Feedback: The Underestimated Tool in Leadership

Photo by garrett parker on Unsplash Imagine you’re in charge at the helm of a ship, but your compass equipment isn’t calibrated correctly. You’ll likely veer off-course, blithely sailing along unaware that critical course corrections are needed. Just like you navigate a ship with a compass, leading a team without effective feedback is much like […]