Tuesday Morning Focal Point
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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – January 17, 2017 – Plan Your Time Off Now!
January 17, 2017
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Last evening I received a very encouraging text from a colleague and friend of mine, which was his follow up to my challenge to him, to book his vacation for the coming year, right now.  This particular colleague tends not take action swiftly on ideas, and so I had prodded him just several days earlier. …

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – Tuesday January 10, 2017 – Know Your Buyers!
January 10, 2017
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On Sunday I was enjoying one of my last few days on our Christmas vacation in a favorite tropical vacation spot.  Sunday happened to be a day when a lot of vacationers here were juggling their desire to lounge around the pool in the sun, with the desire to check in on the NFL football…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – December 13, 2016 – My Client Wants the Wrong Thing
December 14, 2016
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Last week I was contacted by an existing client about a new contract for next year.  It’s not a renewal of my usual coaching and consulting services, but rather a request for a new deliverable, establishing a multi-year business plan to achieve something they want to achieve.  Yet, the contract they want me to take…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – December 6, 2016 – Creating a High Performing Culture
December 6, 2016
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Last week I spent some time with a new client where my deliverable is to work with the senior leadership team of approximately 16 including the CEO, to support a Culture Mapping process and help create alignment.  Our first day together was exciting and energizing, as we used “story telling” to elicit from each person’s…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – November 15, 2016 – Don’t Forget Business Acquisition
November 15, 2016
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Recently I was in San Diego for a few days of business.  By far the most memorable business conversation was with an entrepreneur who has had many years of success in his business.  Our conversation though, focused on a time period of the last two years during which he has been trying to “resurrect” his…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – November 8. 2016 – Talking About Tragedy
November 8, 2016
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Last week near my home town in British Columbia there was a horrible tragedy in Abbotsford, BC as two high school students were stabbed at random by a 21-year-old male.  One of the victims has now died in hospital.  We now have authorities scrambling for details and two families in crisis as they try to…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – October 25, 2016 – Eliminate Down Time – Increase Efficiencies
October 25, 2016
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A few weeks ago I spent several days working with a private ambulance company on the Canadian prairies.  This company, which has been in business for about 40 years, has an impressive commitment to continuous quality improvement and improving outcomes and efficiencies.  During my time there, one of the senior leaders gave me a tour…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – October 18, 2016 – What Role Does Passion Serve?
October 18, 2016
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I just completed an early morning Skype call with an entity in the UK – my first ever meeting with this client.  The focus of our initial meeting was really to set the stage for our upcoming coaching and mentoring relationship, but also to identify some of the critical items we need to accomplish during…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – October 11, 2016 – Yanking the Starting Pitcher
October 11, 2016
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I happen to be one of those baseball fans that is really only interested during the post season – and I guess in some ways that would raise the question as to whether or not I truly am a ball fan.  In any case, I’ve enjoyed watching some great Major League playoff action over the…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – October 4, 2016 – Mental Illness Awareness Week in Canada
October 4, 2016
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Today is the second day of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in Canada, and we might as well address an issue that is currently top of mind for many Canadian businesses this year.  Do you know that issues related to mental illness cost the Canadian economy over $50 billion per year, and of that, over…

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