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The power of the ‘but’
How many times do you confuse the universe with a ‘but’? I’m not talking about the but that follows you everywhere. I’m talking about all the ways you say you want something, then find a way to say why you won’t do it. For example, I’ve wanted to get my weight back...
A 90-second masterclass in how to destroy trust
By now, you’ve likely seen the video of Andi Owen, the CEO of MillerKnoll, ranting about her people’s concerns that they wouldn’t receive a bonus this year. If you haven’t seen the video, search on your favourite social media platform with her name and you’ll quickly...
The importance of bosses, managers and leaders
What do you think of when you hear the word "boss?" Based on things I've read lately, it seems we've demonized the word boss. Usually, these posts include pictures of an overzealous white, middle-aged guy. While I'm sure there are plenty of bosses who fit this bill,...
TikTok is not the problem
Recently, I noticed posts describing how some companies are banning TikTok in the workplace. I was a little puzzled by the ban as it's one of many social media platforms employees likely use while at work. So, why TikTok? Then I read an article on Forbes this week,...
Your leadership in difficult times
I showed up at a customer site one morning and swiped my security card to enter the building as I had done for more than a year. Beep! (There was a red light on the card reader) Hmm - perhaps I didn't swipe it right. So, I try again. Beep! (Again, with a red light on...
How do you invest in yourself?
What is the first thing you think of when I ask, "How are you investing in yourself." Like many people, your mind might immediately think about *Time* and *money*. "When I have more time, I will …" "When I have more money, I will …" The thing is, many of us have a...
The impact of hope on outcomes
Hope. It's a four-letter word that can change everything. When someone has hope, they keep moving forward despite their challenges or adversity. What happens, though, when hope is absent? Consider the results when people don't believe there's any hope of success: What...
I can’t make this stuff up
Sigh. Did you see my post from last week about some travel adventures? More like my travel challenges? If not, you may want to read it first as it will give some context for this one (but don’t feel you have to as this post will stand alone):...
No problem is bigger than me
How was your flight? It’s an interesting question. And, like so many other curious questions, I can’t help but wonder about the motive of the question. I flew somewhere for the first time after nearly three years. I was in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to attend and speak at...
The power of perspectives
Have you noticed how perspectives play a significant role in our lives? Don’t believe me or are unsure what I’m talking about? Spend a little time on social media, and you’ll quickly see what I mean. It’s hard to scroll more than a couple of posts without seeing how...
What can our kids teach us about leadership?
The other week a leader told me they wanted to improve their leadership to be a good role model for their kids. Needless to say, there's nothing wrong with wanting to be a good role model for your kids. However, what if we adults have this idea backwards in ways?...
The impact of labelling problems
Labels. We use labels in many ways. Arguably most labels serve a useful purpose, and some even protect us from danger. Take canned food, for example. While gone on our honeymoon, our friends got into our apartment to have a little 'fun.' The one thing our friends did...
Change your perspective when you’re stuck
The next time you feel stuck, try changing your perspective. — Go for a walk. Stare out the window. Talk to your dog.
Leaders don’t fail
In leadership, you won’t fail as long as you keep moving forward.
Don’t let the fear of failure stop you
Letting the fear of failure stop you from pursuing your dream is like letting mosquitos stop you from spending time outdoors.
Make room for what your heart desires
What do you need to say “no” to so that you have room for what your heart desires?
The power of perspectives
Take the time to understand rather than dismiss someone’s perspective. After all, you don’t have to adopt it.
Sharing all your experiences
Your struggles and failures define you as much as your successes. Why not be open about them all?
You won’t agree with everything you read
You won’t agree with everything you read. But what if those things help make someone’s life a little better?
The line between excuses and explanations
There’s a fine line between an excuse and an explanation. Do you know which side of the line you’re on?
Biases are a part of the human experience
Biases prove you’re alive, so why not understand them rather than deny you have any?
Life can be hard – why not be happy?
“You can’t wait for life to be easy to be happy.” — Nightbirde
The antidote to jealousy
Jealousy is rooted in a belief that you can’t have something. The antidote is to tell yourself you can have it.
Don’t miss the opportunity in obstacles
Obstacles while hiking are an opportunity to grow my strength and agility. The same is true in business.