EQ and Servant leadership

I’ve been thinking about Emotional Intelligence (EI) this week both with my personal reading and after a professional development session. And after some refection I have come to the conclusion that my past opinions and impressions about EI have been wrong. Very wrong. The good news is that unlike my long held perceptions, EI isn’t …

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Happy Mothers’ Day

At some point during most of my Four Simple Words talks I mention my mom Kath (Elsie’s youngest child) as an example of someone who modeled the words day in and day out. Although she passed away 10 years ago (!) last month, she remains a perfect model of a person who lived ‘its not …

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Elsie Was A Feminist

I witnessed a great example of Servant Leadership this week while attending a training session about the power of feminist business development. It was fun to be an audience member (rather than the person running the room) and gave me the opportunity to see other professionals in action.  One attendee arrived well after we started …

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#TryItYoullLikeIt

I want each of us to think about how we can grow our servant leadership skills in 2020. No public pledges, no social media commitment or pressure. Just an ask that we each intentionally engage those around us at home, work and in our community and actively look for ways to serve their needs.  Servant …

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About Elsie

Mary Elsie was born to Ida and Charles McBride in 1903 in the small town of Smith’s Falls Ontario. The first of four daughters, the family lived a comfortable and rewarding life as Charles was the town’s only dentist.  From the get-go, Elsie was a mover and shaker. She was an energetic child that did …

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