Connecting with Logia Consulting – Dave Smith & Associates Business Continuity Plan

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Business is certainly not ‘as usual’ for everyone in recent days with the pandemic upon us. The amount of stress I have encountered in clients these past few weeks has been profound. The not so good news is that I suspect it will not abate for awhile. The comforting news is that clients seem to really appreciate and benefit from the opportunity for brief conversations…

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Step by Step Guide to Creating a New Habit

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Logia’s apprentice associate, Gabriel Olver, has had a decade to work on mastering the art of building new habits. In his owns words, here is just one story of his successful experiences applying the MERIT™ PLE (personal leadership effectiveness) system we introduced him to so long ago… I went to the gym after work last week and noticed a common phenomenon that happens around this…

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What Michael Jordan, Warren Buffet and Alexander the Great have in Common? The Necessity of Lifelong Learning, Coaching and mentorship.

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While reading about the biographies of high performing individuals, Logia’s apprentice associate, Gabriel Olver, gained a new appreciation for the necessity of lifelong learning, coaching, and mentorship. In 2019 he read the biographies of three famous individuals who excelled in their respective fields. Here are his notes on these successful leaders: Warren Buffet: Self-made billionaire investor Michael Jordan: Greatest basketball player of all time Alexander…

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Zeroing in On Caring for People

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This blog has been drafted by one of the first young people we coached nearly a decade ago. He was introduced to the MERIT™ PLE system in his teen years and now has graduated University with a business degree and is employed in the corporate workplace where he applies these leadership principles daily: The holiday season is often associated with giving gifts, spending time with…

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The Dance of a Decade – Logia Consulting’s 10th Anniversary

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The recession in Spring of 2008 had me choreographing a third wave of downsizing in my corporate executive role and when the music stopped, my chair on the executive team was missing as well. The time for a new dance had arrived as my professional future was temporarily freed up. In the following weeks, as the senior corporate job opportunities emerged, most requiring relocation, the…

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Decide or Drift

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Work and life decisions in general, are often difficult. I once read the quote, “Be Decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.” Like that pondering drifting squirrel, mid-course corrections are necessary to lead successful lives and careers. I learned of three critical strategies for decision making and adjusting from Dr. Ron…

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Delegate or Drown

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After reading Jesse Sostrin’s 2017 Harvard Business Review article called, ‘To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well’, I was compelled to share some first-hand experiences in delegating. After 30 years in organizational leadership roles including a decade of professional coaching and mentoring leaders, I can vouch that delegation is one of the most second-guessed management activities. Very few people…

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Your Values… Key to Success in 2019

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In my experience, organizations move toward their definition of success which originates in the vision, mission, values, and then is lived out in goals, strategies and behaviour. At the same time, employees are navigating toward their own personal definitions of success. These are uniquely based upon each employee’s values, goals, interests, capabilities, and work-life challenges. The larger the organization and the more uncertainty in the…

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X-Out the Negatives

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Have you ever had a bad day? week? month? year? Well that’s common as we are exposed to a lot of negative messaging and uncertainty in our businesses and lives. Shifting social/political/economic trends, thousands of daily media messages, hundreds of emails and texts, very few of which deliver messages of good cheer. A study from a US-based family research institute revealed that even the average…

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