He Drives me Crazy

He Drives Me Crazy!

Over the holidays I read a very interesting book entitled “The Elephant in the Room: How Relationships Make or Break the Success of Leaders and Organizations” written by Diane McLain-Smith. McLain Smith suggests an...


I have more than 20 years of professional experience, 16 with the public service. Over those years I have had the privilege of working with some people with superb talent and excellent leadership skills....
The Risk of Leadership

The Risk of Leadership

The privilege of leadership is a wonderful thing. It affords opportunity to invest in the teams around you. It provides an opportunity to enhance your professional and personal image, and to bring real value...
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...
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.” ...
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...
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...
Think Big Act Small

Make Your Team More Accountable!

"People are most productive and have a passion for their work when they agree with the values of the company" Jason Jennings - Think Big Act Small   Listen to the Podcast Here
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...
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...

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