Should: The Most Dangerous Word

Mental health, burnout, and learning adaptability are filled with the word 'should'. It is a powerful word. I saved this word for the last blog in this series on burnout, because I believe it is pertinent regardless of your state of affairs. "Effective management is putting first things first. While leadership decides what "first things" … Continue reading Should: The Most Dangerous Word

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Detour: Has Your Life Been Rerouted?

Have you ever considered how resilient you are? Many of us do not have our full depth plumbed in this area of mental health, and for others it seems there is no end to the learning curve. Resiliency, adaptability, rebound, etc. are all terms used to describe our ability to venture through crisis and major … Continue reading Detour: Has Your Life Been Rerouted?

Fell on Black Days

Kurt Cobain. Layne Staley. Scott Weiland. Chris Cornell. All lost from the same era and genre... I love the era in which I grew up. Science, politics, entertainment, etc. etc. Many good things happened in the world around us. Music was huge to me. I like the fact that I came of age in the … Continue reading Fell on Black Days

The Worrisome Mother: Mental health and the family tree

I love my mom. At least the way I remember her. She passed away in 1989, so some of the memories need to be unpacked from time to time in order to recall them for what they represent to me as I get older. Sometimes I remind myself to tell stories to my kids about … Continue reading The Worrisome Mother: Mental health and the family tree

Burnout in Leadership…and life

The next couple of blogposts will be focused on burnout in leadership and how that led me to developing Lead Freely. A little more personal, and hopefully something you can glean from. Enjoy! I enjoy listening to Donald Miller's podcast Storybrand. Click the link above and have a read or listen, or both. He usually has … Continue reading Burnout in Leadership…and life

Thank You Fort Garry MB and TWU Women’s Basketball!

Businesses and organizations have the most difficulty spending money on the people on the inside. Funny thing is they have the most difficulty with the relationships between those people, and that costs money. So it is always a nice experience when I am able to come in and walk with teams of different sorts that … Continue reading Thank You Fort Garry MB and TWU Women’s Basketball!