Tuesday Morning Focal Point

Keeping Your Strategy Fresh
May 16, 2017

Stale and fluffy strategy A big missing piece in most businesses I work with is that there are few, if any, times and places set aside for adequate strategic thinking.  What most companies call “Strategic Planning” is something that they do once a year, usually for a day or two.  The result of the full…

A Strong Marital Relationship is Strong Business
May 9, 2017

Couples Coaching – Maintaining your key personal relationship At the end of the day yesterday I was expecting my last coaching client at 5pm.  He arrived as expected, but not alone – he had his wife with him.  I had not been expecting her, as she had been to only one coaching session with him…

Business Growth & the Budget Process
April 4, 2017

Businesses that plan well, grow most. The Planning Cycle It’s the time of year when a lot of businesses are beginning their budget cycle if their fiscal year is tied to the calendar year.  In these early stages, companies that rely on a bottom up approach due to the specialized knowledge that exists on the…

Entrepreneurial Tips for Leading Rapid Growth
March 21, 2017

As an executive coach, I get the opportunity to meet so many different types of entrepreneurs, and one of the many differences I get to see is level of ambition, drive and determination to achieve particular outcomes and meet growth objectives. Every entrepreneur has their own definition of successful growth Evaluating long-term Contrasting two business owners…

Time for a Work Out?
March 14, 2017
Category: Team Building

Have you ever stopped to consider the amount of time that a professional athlete spends training, working out and preparing to compete, versus the amount of time she actually competes?  Reality is in most cases the preparation, training and work out time exceeds 90% of their time and the actual performance or competition is less…

How Aligned is Your Team?
March 7, 2017
Category: Team Building

Yesterday I was with a new client on Vancouver Island for the day, and as usual, I met a whole bunch of great people doing a whole lot of great things that can get good outcomes.  Also as usual however, most people didn’t adequately understand or know what others on the team were doing on…

Open Door Policy – What a Fraud!
February 14, 2017
Category: Team Building

I could not even begin to count how many times I have heard, when in a coaching session with a leader or a meeting with a senior management team, “I have and open door policy.”  It’s become such a buzz phrase to say this, that it’s almost become meaningless.  It’s kind of like one of…

Surround Yourself with Excellence!
January 31, 2017

On Saturday evening I was in Phoenix, Arizona, taking in an AMA (American Motocross Association) Supercross race – the best riders in the world competing against each other.  During the day we hung out in the pits, and I primarily visited with a pro rider who is a friend of mine, and another friend who…

Tuesday Morning Focal Point – January 17, 2017 – Plan Your Time Off Now!
January 17, 2017
Category: Uncategorized

Last evening I received a very encouraging text from a colleague and friend of mine, which was his follow up to my challenge to him, to book his vacation for the coming year, right now.  This particular colleague tends not take action swiftly on ideas, and so I had prodded him just several days earlier. …

Tuesday Morning Focal Point – Tuesday January 10, 2017 – Know Your Buyers!
January 10, 2017

On Sunday I was enjoying one of my last few days on our Christmas vacation in a favorite tropical vacation spot.  Sunday happened to be a day when a lot of vacationers here were juggling their desire to lounge around the pool in the sun, with the desire to check in on the NFL football…