Tuesday Morning Focal Point
Category: Team Building

A Healthy Dose of Skepticism is Prescribed
June 25, 2019

One of the most rewarding interventions I do as a business coach is helping a firm slow everything down and look at their operational processes in a detailed way. The goal of this process is to make the processes better, faster and cheaper.  It never ceases to amaze me, how little a lot of firms…

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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…

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Time for a Work Out?
March 14, 2017
Category: Team Building

Have you ever stopped to consider the amount of time that a professional athlete spends training, working out and preparing to compete, versus the amount of time she actually competes?  Reality is in most cases the preparation, training and work out time exceeds 90% of their time and the actual performance or competition is less…

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How Aligned is Your Team?
March 7, 2017
Category: Team Building

Yesterday I was with a new client on Vancouver Island for the day, and as usual, I met a whole bunch of great people doing a whole lot of great things that can get good outcomes.  Also as usual however, most people didn’t adequately understand or know what others on the team were doing on…

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Open Door Policy – What a Fraud!
February 14, 2017
Category: Team Building

I could not even begin to count how many times I have heard, when in a coaching session with a leader or a meeting with a senior management team, “I have and open door policy.”  It’s become such a buzz phrase to say this, that it’s almost become meaningless.  It’s kind of like one of…

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