A Witch's Brew for the Perfect Leader


1 Portion of Communication Skills

  • In a large bowl, mix in 2 teaspoons of Listening Skills, 1 pinch of the Ability to Identify Communication Skills and 1 cup of Adaptability.

  • Mix vigorously until your Communication Skills are clear and understood.

1 Cup of Emotional Intelligence

  • In a small pot, pour ¼ cup of Self Awareness and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add in ¼ cup Self Management. Whisk together. Add in ¼ cup Social Awareness and ¼ cup Social Management. Continuing whisking until smooth.

1 Stock of Learning to Lead

  • Finely dice 1 head of Awareness and stir it slowly with 2 cups of Capability. Once blended, add in a handful of Willingness. Slowly stir while adding in drops of Integrity extract until the mixture is strong.

1 Portion of Team Building Excellence

  • To properly build team excellence, you must wait for a full moon and create a Life Cycle of an Effective Team. In a clear glass, add in 4 equal parts of Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing. Cover and let it sit overnight.

  • Once your Life Cycle is ready, blend in the 4 elements of Trust; Straight Forwardness, Acceptance, Openness and Reliability.

1 Cup of Workplace Training Excellence

  • In a small pan, add in 1 cup of minced Adult Learning skills. Lightly season with Just-In-time Training techniques and broil for 10 minutes. Serve in bite-size potions.

1 Portion of Coaching Excellence

  • Steam 1 cup of Coaching Benefits over an open flame until the Myths of Coaching have been removed. In a small bowl, mix together ½ cup Formal Coaching Sessions, ½ cup Informal Coaching sessions and a jar of the 3 Step Coaching Process.

  • Add all of the ingredients together and knead until consistent and smooth.

Once you have all the ingredients prepared, pour them all into a giant cauldron and brew for 4 hours. Pour the finished product into a witch’s cup. Have your managers or supervisors drink at least 1 cup and watch them transform into exceptional leaders.

Some of these ingredients may be difficult to find or, you may not have the utensils to conjure up this brew. Luckily, OTEC is offering a brand new 3-Day Leadership Boot Camp that is formulated to develop these qualities in new and emerging leaders. OTEC’s LX Leadership Boot Camp focuses on the vital role managers and supervisors play in leading teams to develop and perform successfully in the workplace. It is designed to provide new and existing leaders with the latest theories, practices and tools to develop their leadership skills utilizing the most up-to-date leadership strategies. OTEC also offers half day and full day LX workshops, and can bring leadership training to your organization.

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Jamie is OTEC’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Jamie enjoys travelling, exploring Toronto's culinary scene and spending time with her friends and family.

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