Tuesday Morning Focal Point
Category: Leadership

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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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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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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Leadership. So you think you have the gift?
July 30, 2019
Category: Leadership

Writing this blog on leadership after an impactful coaching/mentoring call. The call was with a senior executive in an international manufacturing company that will do over $4.5 billion in sales this year. This is a company that believes in developing leaders at various levels and takes leadership very seriously.  My coaching with this executive is…

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Leadership is more about “being” and less about “doing”
July 2, 2019

We all love to have action-oriented people and leaders in our companies. Particularly those in leadership who have an ability to drive execution not only for themselves but also for those around them.  After all, there is a huge execution component to successfully implementing your growth strategy and achieving your targets. The Competing Forces Notwithstanding,…

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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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Process is Important in Organizations
April 16, 2019

Today we have a guest writer. Lars VanLinge is a personal friend, but also someone whom I have had the honour of providing professional consultation to through Kaleidoscope. Lars and I were having a telephone conversation a week ago. He was talking about his own personal journey and learning about the importance of process.  It…

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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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