The Unlimited Newsletter

Potential Unlimited

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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February, 2013 | Volume 2 | Issue 6 Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn

Welcome to the Unlimited Newsletter...

This morning as I struggled with my daughters to put them into their car seats, I thought about how there is conflict all around us. It is a natural part of our lives as leaders to experience some struggles, both at home and at work. As such, this issue of the Unlimited Newsletter is packed full of controversy!

This issue features an article on 'Dealing With The Tough Stuff - Having Effective Conversations about Difficult Issues.' And, an issue on controversy wouldn't be complete without an article on Lance Armstrong.

Dealing with the difficult issues is as important as recognizing people for their successes. It really comes down to how you impact others to help enrich their learning and overall work experience.To quote the author Maya Angelou, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Enjoy the ride!

Carey-Ann Oestreicher
Chief Engagement Officer
Potential Unlimited


How to Make Your Conversations Count...And Dealing With The Tough Stuff!

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Have you ever walked out of a meeting and thought, 'I sounded like an idiot in there?' Or perhaps you felt there was an important, tough conversation you needed to have with someone and then you didn't take the leap to say what you really wanted to say. So, how do you have more effective conversations with your staff, boss or even your customers? And how do you effectively have the tough conversations in a way that enriches the learning and actually helps the other person(s) improve?

I know this is a topic that many executives and entrepreneurs often look for help on, so I want to share my tips with you to make your conversations count! Read more.

What Do You and Lance Armstrong have in Common?Image2

Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France cycling champion, recently gave an interview with Oprah Winfrey talking about his abuse of illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Since the mid-nineties, he has lied and cheated the system, his fans, and in many ways, himself, to do what he felt he had to do to come out on top. But just like what often happens in life, the truth comes out.

There is no doubt, what Lance did was wrong. It is easy to be disgusted with his behaviour and cast him aside. But, I believe there are life lessons all around us and I believe Lance has taught us an important one on Authentic Leadership. Read more.

Quote of the Day:
"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist." Indira Gandhi, first female prime minister, leader of Indian National Congress.Image2

Carey-Ann Oestreicher

Carey-Ann Oestreicher

Carey-Ann Oestreicher (pronounced O-striker), Chief Engagement Officer for Potential Unlimited, works with individuals and companies to help them reach their full potential.

Nominated as one of Canada's Most Powerful 100 Women, Carey-Ann has held a variety of senior positions including vice-president level and she has worked in industries such as: financial services, automotive and transportation, publishing, cosmetics and fashion.

Carey-Ann's media appearances include CTV's Canada AM, Global TV's Survivor series, CBC NewsWorld, TSN. She has also been quoted in numerous publications such as The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Canadian Business magazines.

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