Tuesday Morning Focal Point
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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – May 3, 2016 – Achieving That Elusive Freedom
May 4, 2016
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Last week my post was about the issue of time, and I suggested that we all have enough time to do whatever we choose, as time is not a resource, it is a priority.  Yet, clearly not everyone experiences it that way, and I sometimes get questions from clients regarding how they can get better…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – April 26, 2016 – Time – Do You Have Enough?
April 26, 2016
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One of the things I have noticed that represents the difference between the almost successful entrepreneur and the truly successful entrepreneur is that the latter is no longer entirely hung up on profits and the next deal or client, but is rather focused on enjoying the freedom and flexibility that success has offered. Just this…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – April 19, 2016 – Innovation
April 19, 2016
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I am writing this after a busy day here in Melbourne Australia, where I have had the honor of being one of five evaluators sitting on an international panel to hear and evaluate pitches from 38 social entrepreneurs/innovators from around the globe.  With a generous contribution from the Movember Foundation, we have almost $5.2M that…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – April 12, 2016 – Distracted by the Competition
April 12, 2016
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Last week my son stood beside me while I was on the treadmill with the TV on, and paid particular attention to a Dodge Ram commercial on TV.  Of course I often talk business related issues with my boys, and my 14-year-old will often bring up business related topics.  “Dad, do you know what I…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – April 5, 2016 – Leading versus Managing
April 5, 2016
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It is completely a by chance phenomenon that for the second week in a row the focal point links to the aviation industry. Sunday evening, I had to leave home to travel to another Canadian city where I am now teaching a five day leadership course.  For some reason, when I got to the airport…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – March 29, 2016 – Emergency Locator Transmitter
March 29, 2016
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Yesterday morning I was standing in the aisle of an aircraft waiting to disembark when my eyes settled on the Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) sitting in the overhead bin above the front row.  As a frequent traveler and a licensed pilot of 22 years, I know the importance of this device.  It does absolutely nothing!…unless…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – March 15, 2016 – Weather the Storms
March 15, 2016
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Last week on the west coast of British Columbia, we had a major wind and rain storm, which took out power to a couple hundred thousand residents. It was a great opportunity for individuals and families to reflect on how well prepared they are to weather a storm.  Given that my family lives on acreage…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – March 8, 2016 – The Power of Acknowledgement
March 8, 2016
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It never ceases to amaze me the number of leaders I encounter who don’t quite understand how much power there is in acknowledgement – specifically in acknowledging those who work so hard for us and help us achieve our business or corporate objectives. It is surprising that there are still leaders around who believe that…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – Tuesday March 1, 2016 – Core Values
March 1, 2016
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The more I interact with clients regarding tricky issues and difficult decision points, the more I become convinced of the necessity to have and to hold a set of core values in business. I’ve lost count of the number of times during coaching conversations, where I’ve pointed a client to reconnect with his or her…

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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – Tuesday February 23, 2016 – Authority versus Leadership
February 23, 2016
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In recent weeks I have been in on a couple of email strings where I have observed something very interesting about the lead executive in an organization. In both cases, the initial emails were directed towards this lead executive in a not for profit society – the same leader in the same organization both times. …

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