Dealing with Blind Spots

I have had the enviable (or not) task of teaching a number of people to drive, including two teenage girls of my own. (Evidenced by distinct thinning of my hair). If I had to...
The Power of Teams

The Power of a Team

It is hard to find anyone who disagrees with the benefits and power of teamwork. Teamwork represents a powerful environment where opinions are respected and individual perspectives valued. Real teamwork also exhibits the unique...

Encouraging Our People to Think Big

A number of years ago, as part of a personal development plan at the organization where I was a Director, I was provided with the opportunity to work with an executive coach. The first...

Another Lesson From The Global Warming Debate

Monday I suggested that forest fires were unceremoniously leveling hectares of woodland, along with homes, animals, and in some cases human lives, and that hurricanes, twisters and floods in unprecedented numbers, were raising concerns across...
Defining Real Purpose

Defining Real Purpose

“The performance challenges that face companies in every industry…demand the kind of responsiveness, speed, on-line customization, and quality that is beyond the reach of individual performance. Teams bridge this gap.” -Jon Katzenbach & Douglas...
Mentored by Jaxx

Mentored by Jax

Jax Teller, the fictional character developed in the television series “Sons of Anarchy,” comes from a family of Motorcycle gang members. His Father was the original president of SAMCRO – Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle...
Building High Performance Teams

Building High Performance Teams

Who reading this does not like to win - Setting a goal and reaching it - Challenging ourselves to be the best we can be. Consider this quote from Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo: “I always did...

Is it Worth the Risk?

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot Last week we talked about risk and the similarities between success in sporting activities and success in business....
procrastination

It Can Wait for Tomorrow

Procrastination lurks as the silent killer of dreams, the one reality that drags us, unknowingly, from good to average. Sometimes it is the most benign things, as I’ve learned so well from my teenagers....
Kick Start for Success

2015 Kick Start for Success

Two weeks ago we tied an orderly bow on the close of 2014. As we left our offices we likely spent some time tidying up, ensured projects were wound up and positioned for a...

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