The Loxentus Show

The Loxentus Show

As business leaders, we have an opportunity to positively impact our clients, our team members, and our organizations as a whole. Join CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse as she shares tips on how to create and lead successful people-centric organizations through impactful leadership, targeted recruiting, and employee empowerment.

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November 30, 2023 18 mins

As we know, the world of business can change rapidly. And as we’re being drawn into the demands of the everyday, it can be easy to lose sight of the organization’s values. But it’s when we become overwhelmed and stressed and challenged that we need to lean into those chosen values the most. Otherwise, we risk running an organization that is based on empty promises.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shares tips on w...

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As entrepreneurs, we’re frequently required to navigate the challenges that come with a dynamic and often unpredictable business world. We create forecasts and budgets for the upcoming year, strategies and goals, and metrics to measure it all. But as the year marches along, we need to stay on top of this roller coaster of highs and lows.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shares tips on what leaders should consider ...

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As leaders, we rely on obtaining frequent and transparent feedback from our team members both for personal and organizational growth. Constructive feedback not only helps us make better-informed strategic and operational decisions, but it also helps foster a culture of open communication. And as most leaders know, it’s a lot easier said than done.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shares tips on what leaders should...

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Finally, you found someone to replace you and perform a specific task. Maybe it’s even a task that you never liked doing and you cannot wait to get this off your plate. You set up a meeting, start training the person, and then… you find yourself wanting to nudge them aside and take over.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shares tips on what leaders can do when they’re struggling to train someone on a delegated task...

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As a leader, no matter at what level, you will likely at some point find yourself wondering whether you’re making the right decision. The degree of self-questioning will likely vary depending on your knowledge, skills, experience as well as how you feel about your role as a leader. It may even devolve into an actual case of imposter syndrome.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shares tips on what leaders can do to r...

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September 21, 2023 20 mins

If you’re a solopreneur who has been juggling all the tasks in your business, you may be feeling the pressure of getting it all done. But not JUST done. Done and with quality. You may have considered hiring some support but are unsure what you could be delegating. Or even whether you should.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shares tips on what solopreneurs and microbusiness entrepreneurs can do to determine what a...

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September 7, 2023 21 mins

In the course of leading an organization or growing your own business, there will be times when you will need to take care of something you really don’t like doing. Suddenly, you need to return this call. Or review that document. All VERY essential and… helping delay that inevitable dreary task.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shares tips on what leaders and entrepreneurs can do to triumph over tough tasks.
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In response to the episode “Your new leaders are technically proficient but are they effective?” someone asked: “What about cultural differences and background in the team or with the new leader and what about levels of experience and skills and the difficulty to reconcile them?”

We addressed what new leaders can do to help address cultural differences and backgrounds between themselves and/or the team in Part I. Now, let’...

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In response to the episode “Your new leaders are technically proficient but are they effective?” someone asked: “What about cultural differences and background in the team or with the new leader and what about levels of experience and skills and the difficulty to reconcile them?

Let’s start by addressing the first question (and thanks for asking!).

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shares tips on what lead...

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There are days, as a leader, when it feels like all we’re doing, all day long, is directing traffic. Getting individuals unstuck by answering their questions, course-correcting projects by providing needed feedback, slowing some down who might be skipping a few steps and getting a little too far ahead.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shares tips on what leaders can do to get through these “traffic control” days a...

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Storytelling is a powerful business tool. For those thinking that it is only needed in works of fiction, think again. Storytelling is what will captivate an audience, attract clients and inspire a team. It can even make the driest of stats fascinating.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shares tips on what basic structure leaders could use to help carve a more powerful business story.

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These past few years, many of us leaders and entrepreneurs have been forced to focus on operational demands and deal with constant environmental changes. For many, this has led to bad overwork habits and a decline in intentional growth.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shares tips on what leaders can do to get back on the learning track when operational requirements have taken over.
 

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Promoting leaders from within is a typical organizational practice. It usually starts with identifying an extraordinary team member that has demonstrated leadership qualities in a variety of situations. And although that is certainly a great start, it is only a start. Obtaining positional power changes the dynamics.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shares tips on what leaders can do to help ensure that newly appoi...

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In conversation with various types of entrepreneurs, it may be tempting for solopreneurs to stay quieter based on their own limiting beliefs that they are not “a real business” because they don’t have a team.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse provides some perspective on putting those thoughts aside and embracing the power of being a solopreneur.

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May 18, 2023 18 mins

Being a new leader can be scary.

It is natural to feel overwhelmed and anxious about how to handle situations and their outcome. But worrying can be destructive when left uncontrolled. And as entrepreneurs and leaders, we are frequently placed in high-stress, high-impact situations and are required to make decisions caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shar...

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To truly unlock a business's full potential requires addressing two complementary aspects in parallel. The first one is the business side: understanding the strategy, financials, planning, operations, product services, marketing, etc. The second one is the people side: the individuals that make the systems work together and fulfill the organization's purpose. 

Entrepreneurs who frequently start out by themselves typically ...

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Typically an organization's mission and core values are shared with new team members as part of some form of onboarding activity. For most organizations, that's pretty much the extent of the team member's exposure to ongoing strategy, the mission, and the values.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shares tips on why it’s essential to keep the team connected to strategy and what a leader can do to help create mo...

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Like many leadership skills, having the ability to build trust begins with recognizing the importance of this activity and understanding the necessity to behave in a manner that will contribute to the development of that much-desired trust and credibility. 

Although positional power may yield compliance to have a truly highly-functioning team, it's essential to build trust, not just have compliance.

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When evaluating how our business is doing, we tend to gravitate toward stats. Numbers are that objective measure of growth or signal that there are significant issues that need to be addressed. But, as much as stats are essential, creativity is key in helping entrepreneurs stand out from the crowd and gain a competitive edge.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shares tips on which ways entrepreneurs can employ creativity to e...

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You’ve identified individuals that you feel would make great formal leaders at your organization. That’s great! But are you providing these new leaders with ways to build their leadership confidence? There are some very real consequences to both having leaders who are recklessly confident and those who are unjustifiably insecure.

In this episode, CEO Jocelyne Morin-Nurse shares tips on what an organization can do to encour...

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