The Number 1 Way Leaders Can Generate Empathy

I have always considered myself an empathetic leader. But I heard something this week that made me question how I’ve been empathetic and helped me better understand what I can do as a leader to generate more empathy within my teams. Historically, empathy has been...

Resurrecting Strategy with Story

‘Strategic planning is dead!’ ‘Strategic planning is dead!’ read the headlines. I’ve seen a number of articles recently that give the death knell to the strategic plan and in some cases, strategy itself. I can see where the authors are coming from. Too often,...

The Intimidation Gap: How to Build Data Literacy in Nonprofits

Strong interest in our recent workshop, Giving Data a Voice, confirmed for Peel Leadership Centre that folks in nonprofits care about data and how it can be used to further their work.  It seems we are drowning in data and somehow, we need to make sense of it.  The...

10 Resources for Healthy Boards & Organizations

The Board of Directors is a crucial part of a nonprofit organization. The Board, as a whole, is the Executive Director’s partner in driving the organizational strategy. They are the organization’s champions and in many cases, the leaders of the organizational...

How to Create an Unhealthy Culture – 10 Tips for Leaders

Recently, I delivered a workshop on organizational culture. One of the exercises was to come up with a list of what an unhealthy culture looks and feels like. The participants literally filled a wall with flipchart as they had so many responses. They found the...

Creating a Culture of Inclusion

I once worked as a temp at Shell. Please don’t judge me. I had just moved from Dublin to Manchester and really needed a job! My role was to do data entry. I would receive invoices that had been paid and enter them onto the system. After the initial learning curve, I...

PLC Archive: Coming Back from Burning Out

*This post was originally published in June 2016. We’re reposting it now because TIME OUT is coming back on September 27th, 2017! The purpose of the event remains the same – for leaders of social change to reflect, learn and connect. Join us for a TIME OUT, not...

Standing at the Back – 5 Strategies for Leaders

When I was a kid, I was always the tallest girl in the class. And, until puberty struck, I was the tallest person. And that meant always standing at the back of the school photos. Every year from Kindergarten until Grade 7, when my new best friend was taller than me...

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