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IMPACTBANK: The Kickass Koach

Hi! My name is Roxanne Bartel - most people call me "Rox" . I own ImpactBank where I am the Chief Booster and Holder of Space. I help leaders transitioning, whether its a lateral move or a promotion, so they avoid the common mistakes in the first 6 months in role and exceed expectations immediately. The Kickass Koach podcast offers stories--my own and others--to serve you as you navigate the first two years of the journey at the senior levels of leadership. Each week stories will be used to illuminate our shared experience and tips will be offered to get you thinking and support you in expanding your self-awareness and positive influence as a leader. Each week I'll share a corresponding Blog post on the ImpactBank website or on Linked In and offer resources to those on the mailing list. www.impactbank.ca
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May 29, 2017

Are you allowing yourself to be challenged so you can grow?

Tough conversations about that which matters in our families, the workplace and in society stretches us to think and see differently.

When we fire together, we survive together, which wires us together.

Today I share more about my experience and a reflection about what makes an experiment like the #RRTs so important and beneficial.

#RRTs: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find out more and stay updated on the #RRT schedule on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs.

Read the corresponding post on my website or on LINKEDIN.

Connect with me on LI - here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  

NEXT TIME:  Back into form when we'll examine a 5-phase mitigation plan to strengthen the legs of your learning curve.

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

 

May 22, 2017

Your shadow will impact what you see and guide how you interpret what you see.

We miss more than we see so the more you can open up your shadow, the more dots you'll connect and opportunities you'll recognize.

  1. What are your typical shadow issues? Consider where (maybe choose one) and notice your triggers AND the impact your response makes.
  2. Automate your response to this element of your shadow to increase your effectiveness

Read the corresponding post on my website or on LINKEDIN.

Connect with me on LI - here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  

NEXT TIME:  Stepping back to update the work of the #RRTs to #evawCAN and in two weeks back to examine a 5-phase mitigation plan to strengthen the legs of your learning curve.

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule for May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs.

May 15, 2017

Action feels great. The rush of dopamine we feel when we check-off an item on the to-do list is just a fraction of what it feels like when we take decisive action as a leader.

We've talked about: getting on your mark with reflection and observation; getting set with inquiry that drives insight; the importance of developing an implementation and communication strategy; TODAY it is about how to use all of these and incorporate reflection and sharing as regular elements throughout the move forward.

It may feel like this four step approach will slow you down and make you less effective - I caution you that when you leap and pull your team down with you, you will be much less effective that when you get comfortable flowing through these four stages as you transition into a new team or prepare for a new project or a major change initiative.

Once you have used the four stages and the three elements a few times they will flow easily for you and become habitual. Try it. I am here to help.

Read the corresponding post on my website or on LINKEDIN.

Connect with me on LI - here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  

NEXT TIME:  Since your actions are driven by your need to belong, how to use your Shadow as Motivation.

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule for May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs.

May 8, 2017

I get it that there are times people are too cautious and resist taking action. While leaders need to take action - often decisive action - leaping without preparation may be okay for the action adventurer - NOT for a leader who wants people to follow.

This week we talk about readying yourself for the action step.

We've talked about: getting on your mark with reflection and observation; getting set with inquiry that drives insight; today we talk about bringing both of these together into the final readiness before action.

It may feel like this four step approach will slow you down and make you less effective - I caution you that when you leap and pull your team down with you, you will be much less effective that when you get comfortable flowing through these four stages as you transition into a new team or prepare for a new project or a major change initiative.

It is stage 3 of the 4 stages - your focus is on the planning and the communication before GO-Time. You were flooded with the insights during the reflection stage and you have now examined them and validated their relevance as you have examined the data and sought diverse input - now you are ready to build, test and communicate a plan to move forward. 

Read the corresponding post on my website or on LINKEDIN.

Connect with me on LI - here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  

NEXT TIME:  We're @ GO-time - this requires a clear head and a watchful eye for quick adjustments as old and new patterns emerge.

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule for May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs.

May 1, 2017

Seeing clearly around corners in your new leadership position?

It is stage 2 of the 4 stages - your focus is on the patterns in your insights. You were flooded with the insights during the reflection stage so now it's time to examine them closely. 

Read the corresponding post on my website or on LINKEDIN.

Connect with me on LI - here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  

NEXT TIME:  We're moving into READINESS - this require finesse in communication

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule for May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs.

Apr 24, 2017

 What makes us hide certain parts of ourselves or our organization in the dark shadows?

What are we afraid will happen? What if we have more to fear from avoidance.

Are you embracing the possible learning.

"...how unsure is activity without understanding?" Virchow

Read the corresponding post on my website or on LINKEDIN.

Connect with me on LI - here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  

NEXT TIME:  We're moving to get set in position..we'll explore the curve

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule through May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs.

Apr 17, 2017

Lighting up the shadow is scary - who knows what it will reveal..

Today we explore how, by observing what crawls out, you may find opportunities for greatness or at least significant improvement that you have never noticed before.

It's got to be worth it, right.

What sounds like "pie in the sky", when stuck in the shadow, may actually be possible. Invite your most precious resource, your people, to help you create the pie and invite them enjoy a piece. 

Read the corresponding post on my website or on LINKEDIN.

Connect with me on LI - here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  

NEXT TIME:  because shining a spotlight onto your shadow raises such fear, we're digging into the questions of meaning revealed by this fear.

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule through May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs.

 

Apr 10, 2017

When the shadow is bigger than you are and elusive, you need to shine a light on it systematically or it will put your organization at risk.

Today we look at:

  1. Unspoken secrets
  2. Unquestioned assumptions
  3. Unbalanced Values 

A few places to look:

  • poor customer or employee satisfaction survey results
  • high turnover rates (especially in key positions or from certain groups)
  • poor attendance or adherence to established policy, values or norms

 

Read the corresponding post in LINKEDIN.

Connect with me on LI - here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  

NEXT TIME:   moving the collective shadow into the light using a grassroots approach 

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule through May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs.

 

Apr 4, 2017

Are you a leader who recently accepted a new position - a promotion or lateral move - looking for a new challenge?

It's a tricky time - listen to last week's story about Rhoda's experience after accepting a new CEO position in a mid-sized organization. Today we examine what she did to get out of the hole she dug for herself when tangled up in her own shadow.

Connect with me on LI - here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  

NEXT TIME:  We aren't done with the Shadow; we're looking for shadows in the organization and the damage they do if you don't notice them and root them out.

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule through May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs.

Mar 27, 2017

The more you accept opportunities and challenges in leadership, the more likely you will find yourself confronting your shadow. It will chase you until you are prepared to face it head on. 

The trick is to learn how to keep it close without being entangled by it. 

Today we define the Shadow AND I share a client's, we call her Rhoda, story about losing the trust of her team and falling prey to the shadow's demand for secrecy and the savior complex.

No post this week but next week there will be a new one with a combined look at Episodes 091 and 092. This week I will have a separate post where I will explore the dreaded Employee Satisfaction Survey and the painful 360 review and how they can take a leader and an entire organization deeply into the collective shadow. Connect with me and watch for it. To connect with me, here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  Let's connect.

NEXT TIME:  We'll go back to Rhoda's story and see how she pulled herself out of the mess of her shadow's making and the nuggets of learning you can find when you can befriend (at arms length) your shadow.

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule through May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs.

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