The best leadership advice I’ve received is …

I have been formally leading corporate teams for more than twenty years now. I’ve usually worked for mid-large sized corporations. During this time I’ve taken countless leadership workshops, read an untold number of leadership books, and participated in who-knows how...

Leaders pause to find freedom

Freedom. The word shows up throughout history. The word is often used to justify war, death, protests and so much more. However, if I asked you to explain freedom what would you tell me? I’m still working on learning what it means to be free. Freedom is my first core...

Talking fear with Dave Dame

During the past few weeks I have been thinking and talking about fear. It’s an uncomfortable topic, as it often means confronting something uncomfortable in ourselves. Fear is a normal part of the human experience. I’m not talking about being chased by a bear type of...

Wait … what was that?

I withdrew from the group. I needed time alone to think through the options in front of me. If I chose to move forward, it would mean I experience vulnerability at a level I’ve never experienced before. There was a wild debate happening inside my head that sounded...

The sweet essence of our fears

One of the things Canada, my country, is known for is maple syrup. If you don’t know, pure maple syrup is made from the sap of maple trees. You take the sap and boil it down to remove everything except the syrup. In this case, you’re largely boiling away the water and...