The Wonder of a Fresh Start

It doesn't have to be January 1st to turn over a new leaf and start afresh. It doesn't have to be the first day of a new month, or a Monday. That being said,...

Words Matter

We all know the difference between a good presenter and one less skilled. We have all sat through a speech that never got off the ground, and we spent a great deal of energy...
The Wake-up Call

The Wake-Up Call

A couple of years ago a gentleman who worked on one of my teams died very suddenly and unexpectedly. He was an extremely nice person who was generous with his time and extremely good...
applying the 80/20 rule

Applying the 80/20 Rule to Ourselves

Originally known as Pereto`s law, the 80/20 rule has been applied in any number of ways and varieties. Simply put, the 80/20 rule posits: “80 percent of results come from 20 percent of efforts.” ...
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...
Fail Successfully

Successfully Failing

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas A. Edison Nobody likes to fail. While we do fail from time to time it still is hard to take. But if...
Magic Moments

Magic Moments

I have been sitting back and watching my youngest daughter prepare to apply for university next year and have been processing the reality and impact of what I call “magic moments.” What I mean...

Playing Well in the Sandbox

Our organization is just one big sandbox is it not? Our projects slightly smaller, but sandboxes none the less. Leaders need to create the right environment within our teams to enable people to work...

Doing More With Less

We are without a doubt, living through a time when we are being asked continually to do more with less. My feeling is that many are becoming fatigued with the requests to do so....

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