Tuesday Morning Focal Point

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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Change Management Needed? Try Inviting to Create
March 26, 2019

Learning from other’s change management failures I have been watching an organization that I had a past role with, try to undertake change management. I am noticing the abysmal failure, the division, and the lack of inclusiveness the process is yielding.  On the one hand, I don’t want to be publishing a blog with a…

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The Power of Collaborations – Make Partnerships Work
February 5, 2019

Recently I was in Tokyo and got a first-hand look at something that is currently trending in the fashion street wear industry. A “collab”. I was an early arriver at one of the most sought-after clothing line outlets in the world. Leading brands are joining forces and doing something unique; collaborations. What’s a Collab? A…

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Scrap your resolutions – try understanding your habits
January 15, 2019

A book recommendation: The Power of Habit, Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg The calendar flips to January. We see and hear all about fresh starts, resolutions, goals, and new beginnings. Come February and March, many of these great ideas and ambitious goals have fizzled out. Why not…

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The Answers to Your Strategic Challenge are the Right Questions
July 24, 2018

It was a very long time ago, but I still remember it like it was yesterday.  My Biology 9 teacher in Junior High School, Mr. Mitchell made one statement repeatedly throughout the year.  The statement was, “The answer you get, depends on the question you ask.”  He, of course, was referring to the scientific process…

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Overwhelmed? Try the “yes, and…”
May 1, 2018

The overwhelmed epidemic I have been meeting with a lot of executives lately that are finding this time of year to be overwhelmed with their work. Some execs are exhausted and burning out.  One particular executive I’ve been speaking with continues to talk about long hours, exhausting cross country and international travel and no time…

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Considering a Career Transition? Leave Well … Start Strong
January 30, 2018

Just this week, I met with a long-time client who is amid a change of employers.   This is a man who I consider to be a strong and effective leader.  His career transition has him leaving an international firm to head over to a Western Canadian company where he’ll lead in a similar role.  Several…

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Hey Leaders – Step up and Lead
November 28, 2017
Category: Leadership

Emerging leaders often express a common frustration to me. They notice that as they get closer to the top of an organization fewer opportunities exist. Moreover, depending on how they handle that frustration, they may move into a state of whining. These future chiefs start complaining about not being given opportunities. They grumble about not…

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The High Performance Leader & Their KPI s
October 3, 2017

High Performance for Leaders I always find it interesting how things come in waves in so many areas of life. My executive coaching business is certainly included in that. Recently, there has been a wave for me related to KPI s (Key Performance Indicators).  Several of the executive teams we work with are significantly upping…

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