Sandra Hokansson Sandra Hokansson
Sandi Hokansson is a certified executive-level coach and principal of SoundLeadership. Reach her at sandi (at) soundleadership (dot) ca. Take the 5 minute Leadership Quiz!

The Importance of Ethical Leadership

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The Business Daily News defines Ethical leadership as leadership that is directed by respect for ethical beliefs and values, and for the dignity and rights of others. The importance ...

Engaging in Social Media for Business Success

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For many leaders, navigating social media is a mystery, best solved by internal marketing teams, external marketing agencies or is meant for millennial leaders only. To some leaders, ...

Make Giving Employee Feedback a Top Priority!

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It is not surprising that most leaders are reluctant to give feedback, especially negative feedback, to their employees. Next to firing someone, giving negative feedback is the one ...

Are You Preparing to Lead into the Next Decade?

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In my first leadership role in a work environment at 24 years old, I was very focused on doing everything by the book, following proper procedures and trying to avoid mistakes at any ...

How to Become a More Influential Leader

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Have you ever wondered why some leaders are more influential than others and wonder how they do it? It is a common question in my practice and many leaders in our coaching sessions, ...

Leading With a Global Perspective

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It’s becoming more important than ever for leaders to operate with a global perspective. Think about how much technology is enabling us to interact and engage with colleagues around ...

The Importance of Sponsoring Leaders

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A great article in the Leadership Research Institute notes that, “according to research by the Center for Talent Innovation, people with sponsors are 23% more likely to advance their ...

Are you a ‘5D Leader’™?

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A great exercise for each of us when we are building our leadership practice is to think about the different organizations we have worked in, led or owned, and reflect on what ...

Leaders – Do you operate from the SHALLOW or DEEP end?

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I must admit I have been singing Lady Gaga’s Shallow for a few weeks now (even before the Oscars performance!) and can’t seem to get it out of my head. It got me thinking about ...

How to Boost Your Leadership Confidence!

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It may appear as if it is easy for leaders to have confidence and you may think the best leaders always do, but I will let you in on a little secret: That is simply not true! Every ...
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