The Leadership Mistake You're Almost Surely Making

By: Belinda Clemmensen


When I work with leaders they come from all kinds of industries and functions.  They may be experts in finance, operations, mining, transportation, or any number of other fascinating subject areas.  When we begin our work together, I always start with one statement, “once you become a leader your subject matter expertise will only account for 50% or less of your job.  The other half of your work will be in leadership.”  When I say this, most leaders don’t believe me, and to be honest, most leaders don’t operate that way.  Many still rely on their subject matter expertise (SME), thinking that it will lead them to success, but this actually has the opposite effect.  Relying too heavily on SME is perhaps the most common mistake as a people leader...




The Truth About Empowerment

By: Belinda Clemmensen

Empowerment.  We throw this word around a lot and it’s used in many organizations all over the world – we should empower our people -  but what does empowerment really mean?  Well, we can’t talk about empowerment without talking about power.


As much as we use the word empowerment, I don’t hear a lot of conversations about power in our world. Who has it, how it gets used and even how we interpret power.  It’s one of those subjects, like religion or money, that we’ve been trained to avoid.  We’ve all felt power dynamics, often damaging ones, but we just don’t talk about it...


 MAY 2021

Leadership to Engage Today's Workforce

By: Belinda Clemmensen

We hear a lot these days about the challenges of an inter-generational, diverse workforce and I certainly see this in my own leadership consulting work with organizations. Leaders are struggling to reconcile how they learned to lead, with how their diverse workforce wants to be led. The consequences of not figuring that out can range from frustration and miscommunication to having a disengaged team or employee base......


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  • The Leadership Mistake You're Almost Surely Making

    September 2021

  • The Truth About Empowerment

    August 2021

  • A Leadership Revolution -  Listen More, Talk Less

    July 2021

  • Leadership to Engage Today's Workforce

    May 2021



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