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What Will The Hy-phen of Our Lives Me...

What Will The Hy-phen of Our Lives Mean

 “If I am not for myself, then who will be for me?  And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?”  Rabbi Hillel, born 1st century BCE Although this may sound macabre to some when I lived in the UK I loved to visit churchyards and wander about […]

You’re Not the Boss of Me: Taki...

You’re Not the Boss of Me: Taking Leadership Personally

    There is a person with whom you spend more time than any other, a person who has more influence over you, and more ability to interfere with or to support your growth than anyone else. This ever-present companion is your own self.   Dr. Pamela Butler, Clinical Psychologist   What is Leadership? As I […]

The Art of Courageous Authentic Leade...

The Art of Courageous Authentic Leadership

“As leaders and change makers, many of us are discovering ways of organizing and working that are more agile and creative, and that lead to new perspectives and solutions. This not only requires new tools, business models, and maps – it also requires greater levels of experimentation, co-creation, and risk-taking in the midst of forces […]

Going Walkabout 2015 – A 500km ...

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The Impetus: Friday September 13, 2013 Beginning to climb the stairs of Princess Margaret Hospital, heading to their cancer clinic, my gut wrenched anticipating the worst. Memories grabbed like pinchers sucking dry any false sense of bravado I’d summoned over the years, months, days, hours and minutes before this moment.   These were the same stairs […]

Attentive Focus – Creating the...

Attentive Focus  – Creating the Life We Want

“Most of us go blithely about our daily preoccupations until a crisis or some vague internal stirring stops us long enough to focus our attention on the need to discover the deeper meaning in our lives.”       Stephanie Marston Living the life we truly want doesn’t just happen. It takes intentionality and the focusing of our […]

Food for Thought – Employee Emp...

Food for Thought – Employee Empowerment and Engagement and the Notion of Followship

The first organizational change assignment I undertook while working in the UK was to completely revolutionize the central accounting system for a major retailer with approximately 800 stores nationwide. The cultural legacy of this department, which utilized the expertise of a team of 30 individuals, was one of simply processing the abundant volume of data […]

Goals, Becoming Intimate With Our Emo...

Goals, Becoming Intimate With Our Emotions and Being Diamonds in the Rough

What stops us from living the life we want? What are some of the barriers precluding our goals? We all have long-held beliefs and stories we tell ourselves that don’t help us create a life of brilliance and meaning. The stories we tell ourselves can be about our mental capabilities: I’m not smart enough. I […]

The Upside Downside of Goal Setting i...

The Upside Downside of Goal Setting in Organizations

For over forty years researchers have touted that an organizational focus on goal setting is critical to it surviving and thriving. Why is it so vital for all employees to understand and focus on their part in adhering to the overall organizational strategy; so everyone is travelling in the same direction, toward the same outcomes? […]

Faith and the Law of Abundance

Faith and the Law of Abundance

Living life abundantly is the embodiment of our emotions, thoughts, body and spirit working in harmony.  It’s achieved through passion, clarity of purpose, focused pragmatic action, and faith. When talking about living life abundantly some pundits suggest we solely focus on what we really want in life and stop concentrating on what we don’t want.  […]

7 Key Elements of Abundant Success

7 Key Elements of Abundant Success

A few weeks ago I attended a WXN networking event in Mississauga where I heard Linda Fitzgerald, President of NCR Canada Ltd, speak. She has spent 30 years working for the top names in the Information Technology industry. She is one of just a handful of females leading an IT company in Canada and understands […]

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