Tuesday Morning Focal Point

The Hard Thing About Hard Things – a book review
April 29, 2020

This book has been on my want to read list for a while and I figured the current economic climate set the stage for now being the right time to do so. Ability to easily see different perspectives The author, Ben Horowitz, had a unique upbringing having communist grandparents while living in New York. In…

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It is not time for SOS, it’s time for SAS
April 21, 2020

Many business owners are looking for a lifeline right now.  We know of many businesses that are not making it through the current pandemic reality.  So many businesses are sending out SOS signals and expecting someone / something to come to the rescue.  To a certain extent, the government investments in keeping our economy going…

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Inputs over Outputs
April 14, 2020

There are times in business when we must be most concerned about our inputs, and not focus so much on outputs.  That may be true for your business at this time. The current economic climate is prime time to consider your inputs more than your outputs. Inputs over outputs – example #1 I am reflecting…

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Getting Full Value out of Crisis
April 7, 2020
Category: Crisis, Leadership

There remain many different and varied trajectories and outcomes for businesses in our current new reality.  Some of course are not fairing well, and that is very unfortunate.  However, there are also businesses thriving during this time.  There is only so much you can do in response to the current reality. The question is; are…

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The Rise of the Great Leader in Crisis!
March 28, 2020

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been able to connect with a high percentage of our corporate clients. This is through previously scheduled sessions or ad hoc check-ins. I am gauging the leader in crisis.  I have brought several messages to our clients for them to consider during these unprecedented times for businesses. …

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Business Owner – Covid-19 is NOT an Economic Crisis
March 25, 2020

As you would expect, we have been working closely with our clients on crisis response given the new market dynamic of COVID-19.  Businesses that show resilience and nimbleness and can respond quickly and effectively will be much better off than those who don’t.  Naturally, the current market dynamic will, and already is impacting both the…

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A Call for Social Reaching – Skip the Distance
March 21, 2020

I won’t even bother with explaining the context for this blog and my thoughts, as it’s all well documented (with terms like stay at home, social distance, covid-19,and quarantine life topping trending lists). You don’t need to hear it again.  Suffice it to say, these are difficult times and many of our clients are experiencing…

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Employee Engagement – Its Not What You Think
October 8, 2019

There has been quite a trend over the last few years with leaders and HR departments talking about employee engagement.  It’s become a buzz phrase that folks grab onto, trying to figure out what it is and how to create it. Maybe as a way of somehow getting a leg up on others to recruit…

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Systems – You and Yours
September 10, 2019

Several weeks ago our family was enjoying a usual summer trip to our favourite BC lake resort community. Here we enjoy beach, sun and time on the lake waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and the like.  While on this trip, I typically try to get out and get a morning run in early. It doesn’t take long…

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Personal Development through Executive Coaching
August 20, 2019

It is interesting how topics or concepts show up in your life in a cluster. Whether it be types of clients, types of issues, or multiple clients from a similar industry. Currently, I am hearing a desire for personal development from executives in various industries. The current trend – personal development for the executive Right…

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