Entries by Leaders @ Scale

What is a Flock? Who is Your Flock?

Our first Flock came organically: Hesaneh reached out because she wanted her team to experience the strength and connection of being together to grow… Grow their skills, deepen their connection and expand their impact.

August | Stop Saying “Yes” to Shit You Hate

A couple of weekends ago I had the pleasure of a trip to Tofino, one of my most favourite places in British Columbia. Four blissful days of languid mornings spent reading in dappled sunlight, long walks with sandy toes, and delicious food in good company. One afternoon I stopped into a small shop selling greeting […]

July | Nervous System Mapping

“I don’t have a nervous system, I am a nervous system.” In my recent session with my own coach, we discussed the topic of mapping out the characteristics of my nervous system. The intention was to get a better understanding of why I don’t afford myself extended downtime and rest, even when I have the […]

June | Silent Suffering

“So if there is any truth to it all – it is that everyone suffers in their own way.”  ~Laura Chouette In our work at Leaders@Scale, we often see leaders and individual contributors undermine themselves by occasionally bottling up their challenges and frustrations and not asking for what they need. This creates what we call […]

April | The Glorious Messiness of Being Human

“The messiness of humanity is what gives us our humanity. Without it, we would be nothing but machines.” ~Anne Lamott, author & activist Leadership can be a messy business. As leaders, we are tasked with guiding others, making tough decisions, and navigating through uncertainty. Working with leaders in technology, I see a regularly occurring pattern: […]

Rhythm and Pace

“If a business is to be considered a continuous process, instead of a series of disjointed stop-and-go events, then the economic universe in which a business operates – and all the major events within it – must have rhyme, rhythm, or reason.”  ~Peter F. Drucker What I loved about my grandparent’s dinner table was the […]

March | Taking Up Space

“It was when I dared to take up space that I claimed my place.” ~Becca Lee How tightly do you hold the reins? I took an intentional and outwardly quiet start to the year and undertook a creative exploration into leadership. To be away with solitude while exploring new ideas I have found offers more […]

January | Connecting the Dots

“Collecting the dots. Then connecting them. And then sharing the connections with those around you. This is how a creative human works. Collecting, connecting, sharing.” ~Amanda Palmer Change is happening by the minute as I feel the movements of this baby forming inside of me — and how it has impacted my direction and decisiveness. […]

December | Reconnection

“We’re not trying to be something we aren’t; rather, we’re reconnecting with who we are.”  ~Pema Chodron In early 2022, I moved to Victoria, British Columbia to get closer to the mountains, old-growth forests, and ocean. I packed up my Toronto life into my small orange hatchback, and began my 5,000 KM (~3,100 miles) trek […]