Entries by Lorne Epp

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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 […]

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Bridges of Trust: The Foundation of Relationships and Businesses

 It happened some years ago but it was an adventure I’ll never forget. I was exploring a rugged and remote part of my province. My trusty truck was pulling hard in the steep terrain, and my fuel supply was dwindling. My map showed me an alternate route that would get me back to civilization (and […]

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Embracing the Journey: Lifelong Learning and the Zone of Proximal Development

  Just the other day, I caught myself reminiscing about the good old days of floppy disks and dial-up internet. Ah, that ding-ding sound of “You’ve Got Mail!” But, as much as I love a good jog down memory lane, I’m grateful for the progress we’ve made. Thanks to our rapidly evolving digital landscape, we […]

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Productivity Stress Free?

There’s an old Project Management joke that describes the six phases on any large project Unbridled enthusiasm, Total disillusionment, Panic, hysteria and overtime, Frantic search for the guilty, Punishment of the innocent and Praise and honours for the uninvolved. As with any good humour, there are some elements of truth and exaggeration in there somewhere.  Perhaps you’ve even […]