Tuesday Morning Focal Point
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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – September 27, 2016 – Breaking the Barrier
September 27, 2016
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Late last week I was with an executive who is running a vibrant and growing family business.  As we were in conversation, I paused to reflect to and with him regarding the change and the difference I see in him and how he talks about the business compared with when we first began our business…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – September 20, 2016 – Leading Change
September 21, 2016
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Yesterday I was in Yellowknife, NWT.  My colleague and I spent the afternoon working with a team of about 20 individuals in a large meeting space in a corporate building.  Shortly after two o’clock in the afternoon, the power went out in the building we were in.  This necessitated the entire group evacuating the building…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – September 13, 2016 – World Suicide Prevention Day
September 14, 2016
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This past Saturday we honored World Suicide Prevention Day.  As a survivor of suicide loss of an immediate family member, this day is particularly important to me.  Suicide is a significant reality in Canada, with almost 4,000 Canadians dying as a result of suicide each year.  This is 4,000 too many! Mental Health, Workplace Wellness…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – July 5, 2016 – Celebration
July 5, 2016
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I happen to be in Indiana this week, just outside of Indianapolis, and sure enough last night as expected featured a whole lot of fireworks and celebration, as my American friends celebrated their independence. Why do we celebrate, and why is it important?  We celebrate accomplishment and achievement, and it is important because it allows…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – June 28, 2016 – Alignment
June 28, 2016
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Recently I was on site with senior leads from a national not for profit entity, for a multi-day event. Two of the key figures that were there included the Board Chair, and the National Director (executive lead).  There is an interesting scenario that unfolded, that went something like this: Through the course of a range…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – June 14, 2016 – All in How You Say It
June 14, 2016
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Yesterday was day one of a five day training course my colleague and I are delivering this week to police and firefighters in a Canadian city.  We always have a lot of fun teaching this transformative leadership course to first responders.  One of the main topics throughout the week is building mental toughness, which of…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – June 7, 2016 – Fit for a Queen
June 7, 2016
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Later today I will head off on a flight to London, on route to Brussels.  My task will be to deliver two presentations on Thursday, including an opening plenary at an international conference. A little over a month ago, I received notice from the conference organizers that the Queen of Belgium, Queen Mathilde will be…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – May 31, 2016 – The Legacy of a Mentor
May 31, 2016
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I start this week with a sincere thank you to John Adams the Daddy Blogger, who appeared as our guest blogger for last Tuesday’s Focal Point. Last week I received news that a friend, colleague and mentor of mine named Paula, had died of cancer.  She is a woman who fought a battle with cancer…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – May 24, 2016 – The Challenges Facing the Working Father
May 24, 2016
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I am pleased to present this blog from John Adams – our guest blogger this week John Adams combines life as a stay at home dad with an increasingly high-profile career as a blogger, writer and YouTuber. He is based in London in the UK and has two daughters, Helen, seven and Elizabeth, three. John’s…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – May 10, 2016 – A Mother’s Role in Business Success
May 10, 2016
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Few would argue the importance of the role of a mother in life one’s life.  Having just celebrated Mother’s Day, many of you have likely been more intentionally reflecting on the role of your mom in your life, than usual.  For as many of you who read this, there will likely be a similar number…

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