Authentic Leadership – Five Steps to Define Your Values

Lana Dunn

What are the best qualities or traits a leader ought to possess? I often ask this of groups looking at leadership issues. They respond that leaders should be great communicators and trustworthy. And without fail, people want to work for leaders who are authentic and genuine.  People trust and respect leaders whom they feel they know. It stands to reason … Read More

4 Helpful Tips for an Easy Transition to September

Lana Dunn

The transition to September is right around the corner. For many of us, September holds the same “fresh start” mentality as New Year’s Eve – without the champagne and snow! As someone who was a student for many years of my life, and who for the past 12 years has been ushering children through the back to school routine, I … Read More

Two Easy Steps to Creating Your Personal Brand

Lana Dunn

I have been thinking a lot this last week about the idea of one’s personal brand. What is meant by your personal brand? Think about products or services and their brands. Starbucks’ brand is different from Tim Hortons’, though in essence they do the same thing – serve coffee and other refreshments. But most people will tell you that they … Read More

Companies that Care – Engagement Through Social Responsibility

Lana Dunn

I recently worked with an organization that has made it part of their mission to support and encourage an annual project to “enhance the well-being of the world”. Through an employee-driven nomination system, they define what their focus will be. Most recently it was building houses in Haiti. Employees who wished to do so were given time off with pay … Read More