The Paranoid Leader

Did you know that fear and insecurity are the core issues for a paranoid leader? Driven by strong feelings of insecurity and a lack of confidence, these leaders are afraid of anything or anyone, whether real or “imagined”, that they perceive to be undermining their...
The narcissistic leader

The narcissistic leader

Can you recognize a “narcissistic leader” when you see one?  These leaders “present various combinations of intense ambitiousness, grandiose fantasies, feelings of inferiority and overdependence on external admiration and acclaim”[1].  This is the third article in a...
The Compulsive Leader

The Compulsive Leader

Last week I introduced the book “Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership” by Gary L McIntosh and Samuel D Rima.  According to McIntosh: “When our drive to achieve, fuelled by unmet needs (such as the need for approval) is channelled in the right direction, it can be a...
Confronting The Dark Side Of Our Leadership

Confronting The Dark Side Of Our Leadership

The book “Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership – How to become an effective leader by confronting potential failures” by Gary L McIntosh and Samuel D Rima, is a “must read” for all leaders whether you are a spiritual, not-for-profit or corporate leader.  The preface...

Being A Person Of Influence

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to speak to one hundred and eighty people on the topic of “Being A Person Of Influence”.  Being a leader is all about being a person of influence.   After all, as John Maxwell says: “The true measure of leadership is influence...
We will remember them!

We will remember them!

Next Saturday, Canadians will be celebrating Remembrance Day. Every year on November 11 at 11:00 A.M., Canadians have the opportunity to remember and pay tribute to the thousands of men and women who surrendered their dreams and ambitions by laying down their life to...