Sometimes We Don’t Know Why
Leadership

Sometimes we don’t know why… The dictionary provides the following definition for intuition: “the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning”.   So how does this happen?   According to Psychology Today: “intuition isn't some magical...

Where Do You Hedge?
Acquisition Stories, Leadership

Where Do You Hedge?   We held our annual President’s retreat last week in a remote part of British Columbia. The setting was remote, magical, and temperamental. We had sun, rain, wind. We saw eagles, deer, sea lions and seals....

A Story of Ski Boots
Leadership

A Story of Ski Boots   Skiing is a sport that requires a lot of gear. And it turns out, when your gear isn’t quite right, well then days on the mountain can be less than fun.     As the...

Where Do You Feel Fragile?
Leadership

From Physical Setbacks to Mental Breakthroughs.   I tend to think of myself as a competent, strong person. And there are zones where I hold myself back because I feel a little fragile. You know, that whole strong but fragile thing....

On being humbled
Leadership

On being humbled.   I watched a documentary called the Greatest Night in Pop on Netflix about the making of the song We are the World. The song was recorded in 1985, so the clothes and hair make it worth...

Six Weeks into 2024
Leadership

How are you doing six weeks into the new year?       How are you feeling? How are you performing? Mid February is the time where the momentum of the new year starts to wane and gyms start returning to...

So Did You Go Faster?
Leadership

So Did You Go Faster?   Recently I talked about running a trail race and my hope that the trail race would make a 10km road race go faster. The road race just happened. So did I go faster? Turns...

When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Leadership

When was the last time you did something for the first time?     When I feel overwhelmed I plan. Scheduling makes me feel in control and happy. Back in July during an overwhelmed moment I decided to take a...

Have You Taken A Missing Shot? 
Leadership

Most missed shots in NBA history.   Kobe Bryant - 14,481 Missed Shots LeBron James - 13,892 Missed Shots John Havlicek - 13,417 Missed Shots Elvin Hayes - 13,296 Missed Shots Karl Malone - 12,682 Missed Shots Dirk Nowitzki -...

Time For A Recharge
Leadership

Time For A Recharge.   Recently I spoke about mid year reflection and taking time to assess progress. The summertime is a great time to do this, and even better if you can find time to give yourself a recharge in a...

The Power of A Year
Leadership

The Power of A Year.   I was in a meeting recently where we were intently focused on whether or not the monthly numbers were ahead or behind budget. And then someone said, you know in the last business I...

How To Be Brave
Leadership

How To Be Brave.   When you face the wave, do you feel fear, or do you feel brave? Fear is the human response that keeps us alive. It is also the emotion that holds us back from achieving great...

Try Harder
Leadership

Try Harder.   A coach I work with is starting to train for a competition in the summer.   Earlier this week he told me he needed to drop 10lbs by the summer to get into competition shape. I asked him what his...

Put Me In Coach
Leadership

Put Me In Coach.   A lack of timely, relevant feedback is one of the biggest challenges for employees and leaders. We can change this by getting back on the field and getting our heads in the coaching game.  ...

Thanksgiving in October?
Leadership

Did you know that Canadian Thanksgiving is in October??   Indeed it is. Specifically, it comes on the second Monday of the month of October —which is the same as Columbus Day in the U.S. One explanation for this is...