Sandra Hokansson Sandra Hokansson
Sandi Hokansson is a certified executive-level coach and principal of SoundLeadership. Reach her at sandi (at) soundleadership (dot) ca.

Strategic Planning: Ready, Set, Go!

Strategic planning does not stop once the plan is written. In fact, what comes after the plan is written is the most important part: taking the necessary action to implement the plan. Effective ...

Strategic Planning Best Practices

Strategic planning is important because it provides a sense of direction and outlines measurable goals. Strategies should map long-term plans to both objectives and actionable steps. ...

Getting Back on Track

If you are like me, it is hard to get things done in the summer. There are so many fun distractions, and it is a great time to take a break. We are now a couple weeks away from the ...

Building Team Camaraderie

As H1 wraps ups and H2 begins, the pressure for achieving results by year end can mount. In conversation with leaders from across a variety of industries, it seems individual and team ...

Leverage Your Network

Being a leader can feel lonely at times, like the weight of the world is on our shoulders. I have felt this way at times, especially when dealing with critical situations that do not ...

Focus on What Matters

A great quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson says, “Concentration is the secret of strength in all management of human affairs.” I too believe concentration — or rather, focus ...

Creating a Sense of Belonging

A recent McKinsey article addresses how important a sense of belonging is to most employees. It refers not only to their immediate supervisor but also to the organization at large and, ...

What Employees Want

The full employment labor market has cemented attraction and retention of employees as a critical strategic imperative. Leaders are paying greater attention to the key drivers of what ...

Four Statements That Lead to Wisdom

There are four statements that lead to wisdom, writes bestselling author Louise Penny. They are: I don’t know I need help I’m sorry I was wrong While these words of wisdom come ...

New Beginnings

The new year brings with it the promise of a new beginning. It offers both an opportunity to let go of the past and a chance to commit to reach towards higher goals. It also presents ...

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