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Perfectionism vs Healthy Striving – High Performance Leadership Requires Understanding the Difference



Leadership is challenging.

In days gone by, it was enough for a leader to be the one who knew the most in the room. Today’s leadership requires levels of self-awareness, emotional and connectional intelligence that many leaders have not had the time or awareness to develop.

Personal and professional development that assist a leader’s capacity to see “the potential in people and processes and the courage to develop that potential” is a journey; well worth your time and attention. One of the most significant challenges for leaders of today is to become aware of and managing what we believe. Our brains are busy making sense of so much information. It’s easy to jump to conclusions about ourselves, the people and the processes in our workplaces that are not 100% true.

As leaders, raising our level of self-awareness helps us to check beliefs or stories that may or may not serve our organization well. One pit that many of us fall into, particularly if we are not aware that the pit it there, is perfectionism.

Understanding the difference between perfectionism and healthy striving requires careful examination.

Perfectionism is a “self-destructive and addictive belief system”.
Healthy striving is a motivation that comes from a very different place and fuels the health of individuals and organizations.

Perfectionism is “armour”, a defence mechanism, that has a way of hiding our best selves. It drives behaviour that ends up creating disconnection.
Healthy striving has the reverse effect, empowering our most authentic voice, resilience, and greater connection in the workplace.

The difference is subtle and isn’t necessarily observable.
Our long term health and capacity as leaders depends on understanding and leveraging this distinction.

Take your leadership and your organization to the next level with new thoughts, tools and awareness.
Explore new ways to lead, parent and manage your relationships both in and out of work!

Discover a Now’s The Time workshop this Wednesday evening.


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One Eleven Grill shows off new renovations and some new menu creations




One of Red Deer’s favourite restaurants has put some major effort into updating their space and creating some new menu items. One Eleven Grill opened its doors in 2011 with as a fresh and innovative entry into the local dining scene.

They’ve recently completed renovations and spent considerable time and effort developing some tasty new menu items. Watch the video above to get an idea of what you’re in store for next time you head down to one of the city’s finest restaurants.

About One Eleven Grill: An inviting and stylish restaurant tucked into the heart of Red Deer just waiting for you to discover or rediscover.

Opened on the first day of November in 2011, One Eleven has been thoughtfully and skillfully preparing delicious food and drinks for Central Alberta for years.

Our passion is STEAK! We are committed to quality, serving only the very best locally-owned, grass fed Alberta Triple AAA Beef in both classic and unique cuts.

Our warm, inviting ambiance is the perfect backdrop for everything from a romantic evening, a gathering with friends and family and even a quiet business lunch during the week. We even feature live jazz every Friday and Saturday. Add in one of the best selections of wine in the region, and One Eleven will set the perfect tone for your weekend.

At One Eleven we’re committed to your total satisfaction and we celebrate the people and food of Red Deer and Central Alberta every day.

For amazing food, great music and good times with family and friends, keep One Eleven in mind.

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Red Deer Chamber of Commerce accepting nominations for Business of the Year




Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Business of the Year Awards

The Business of the Year Awards are organized by the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce and held annually in conjunction with Small Business Week.

The Business Awards are presented, in five categories, to exceptional businesses within the Red Deer area. All companies, Chamber members and non-members, are eligible for nomination for an award in their respective category.

“We have organizations doing extraordinary work in our community and far too often their accomplishments and charitable activities go unrecognized. Our entrepreneurs and businesses are incredibly humble so it gives of great pleasure to be able to recognize them” said Rick More, CEO of the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce.

The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Business of the Year Awards in the following categories: 1-10 employees, 11-20 employees, 21+ employees, Young Entrepreneur and Non-Profit. Nominations can be submitted from the online nominations form. The deadline for application submission is July 26, 2019 at 4:30pm.

The Business of the Year Awards will be held on October 16, 2019 at the RDC Arts Centre & Foyer.

The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is a collaborative leader in building a vibrant community and fosters an environment where businesses can lead, be innovative, sustainable, and grow.

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june, 2019

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