Tuesday Morning Focal Point

Success needs to be celebrated
May 21, 2019

When you have fought hard and worked diligently to achieve success, you need to pause (for at least a moment) and celebrate. I have had a number of clients achieve great success of a variety of types in recent weeks.  It is always a great pleasure to be able to pause and witness success with…

READ MORE
Can Deficit be Part of your Corporate Strategic Plan?
April 30, 2019

Just a few weeks ago, Disney Corporation made a significant announcement.  Disney will be launching a streaming service in November of this year. Disney Plus is suspected to retail for $7 / month or $70 / year.  An intentional price point to undercut Netflix and HBO Now.  Disney Plus, will feature a lot of Disney…

READ MORE
Process is Important in Organizations
April 16, 2019

Today we have a guest writer. Lars VanLinge is a personal friend, but also someone whom I have had the honour of providing professional consultation to through Kaleidoscope. Lars and I were having a telephone conversation a week ago. He was talking about his own personal journey and learning about the importance of process.  It…

READ MORE
Navigating Your Busy Season Demands
April 2, 2019

This morning I woke up in a beautiful resort in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta.  This will be day two, of a two-day training event. I am delivering the training for senior and middle managers of this company which run a few luxury resorts in the Rockies. They are on the verge of their busy…

READ MORE
Change Management Needed? Try Inviting to Create
March 26, 2019

Learning from other’s change management failures I have been watching an organization that I had a past role with, try to undertake change management. I am noticing the abysmal failure, the division, and the lack of inclusiveness the process is yielding.  On the one hand, I don’t want to be publishing a blog with a…

READ MORE
The Power of Collaborations – Make Partnerships Work
February 5, 2019

Recently I was in Tokyo and got a first-hand look at something that is currently trending in the fashion street wear industry. A “collab”. I was an early arriver at one of the most sought-after clothing line outlets in the world. Leading brands are joining forces and doing something unique; collaborations. What’s a Collab? A…

READ MORE
Scrap your resolutions – try understanding your habits
January 15, 2019

A book recommendation: The Power of Habit, Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg The calendar flips to January. We see and hear all about fresh starts, resolutions, goals, and new beginnings. Come February and March, many of these great ideas and ambitious goals have fizzled out. Why not…

READ MORE
The Answers to Your Strategic Challenge are the Right Questions
July 24, 2018

It was a very long time ago, but I still remember it like it was yesterday.  My Biology 9 teacher in Junior High School, Mr. Mitchell made one statement repeatedly throughout the year.  The statement was, “The answer you get, depends on the question you ask.”  He, of course, was referring to the scientific process…

READ MORE
Overwhelmed? Try the “yes, and…”
May 1, 2018

The overwhelmed epidemic I have been meeting with a lot of executives lately that are finding this time of year to be overwhelmed with their work. Some execs are exhausted and burning out.  One particular executive I’ve been speaking with continues to talk about long hours, exhausting cross country and international travel and no time…

READ MORE
Considering a Career Transition? Leave Well … Start Strong
January 30, 2018

Just this week, I met with a long-time client who is amid a change of employers.   This is a man who I consider to be a strong and effective leader.  His career transition has him leaving an international firm to head over to a Western Canadian company where he’ll lead in a similar role.  Several…

READ MORE