Are you staying on purpose?

When was the last time you re-evaluated your purpose? We often talk about purpose like it is a static thing. Kind of like a concrete pad that you build on, you take it for granted that it will be secure, and it just does not move. Normally I would refer to your values in this … Continue reading Are you staying on purpose?

Invest in your personal development, even during a pandemic

Do you invest in your own personal development? People tend to land on either end of the spectrum when it comes to a personal growth plan, it is a nice idea but I don't need it, or I don't have the time or money. There are those of us who are ‘forced’ to take part … Continue reading Invest in your personal development, even during a pandemic

Is your work worth doing?

Teddy Roosevelt seems to be the most quotable president the US has ever had. And that may hold true for general leadership quotes in all fields. He came into leadership at a pivotal time in American history and set the stage for other leaders to follow, which is why people quote him so often and … Continue reading Is your work worth doing?

Losing or Running out of Time?

"I have never lost a game. I just ran out of time." This is by far one of my favourite quotes of all time. It just happens to be sports related and spoken by someone I admired in my formative years. It is one of those short sentences that has become timeless, even if it … Continue reading Losing or Running out of Time?

Virtual encouragement session?

Are you feeling encouraged these days?  I know the lockdown is wearing on so many people right now, so encouragement can be a little hard to come by. I feel blessed that we do have the technology to connect with people virtually when it works. 50 years ago this would not have been a reality … Continue reading Virtual encouragement session?

How to plan with hope in 2021

How do you determine if a new year will be a good one? As we have discovered through the example of 2020, there is much that is out of our control. For many, that made the parts we can control feel unstable. For the most part, 2020 did more than test our resolve, and many … Continue reading How to plan with hope in 2021

Collaboration is a Team Effort

Not always, but often.Collaboration can be a good excuse for people to do less work, hide inadequacies, and demand more of others, and receive the same level of credit or honour as the rest of the group.It can also be a source of frustration for those with creativity and multiple abilities, mixed with a leadership … Continue reading Collaboration is a Team Effort

Go against the odds

I was a part of a great discussion on Twitter last night, all about resiliency and going against the odds. There is a lot to say about feeling like the odds are stacked against us. Too often that has more to do with perception than reality. We train ourselves into believing our lives and efforts … Continue reading Go against the odds

3 Tough Questions

Purpose. Joy. Care. I believe these are the 3 most important hidden desires of anyone involved in teamwork. Any kind of team. Any kind of setting. Think about these questions for a moment: Do you know why you do what you do? Do you find joy in what you do? Do you feel loved in … Continue reading 3 Tough Questions

Top 5 things you won’t change

To clarify, I have said in past posts that change is inevitable. We all know it, we just all have to find ways to deal with it. Now that we have that out of the way, let's move on to what you wouldn't change. So what are some things that have occurred during this pandemic … Continue reading Top 5 things you won’t change

How was your pandemic response?

There are plenty of great ideas and thoughts out there for how you should, or should have, responded to the Covid-19 crisis. No matter how great we are, we probably could have done better. But that's the thing with crisis. You don't get the privilege of planning ahead for it. So what is your metric … Continue reading How was your pandemic response?

What’s your southern comfort zone?

I love Southern Comfort Zone by Brad Paisley. So much so, I made my kids listen to it repeatedly on a trip through the American south a few years back. They will never be the same, and they tell me so every time I bring it up. The song brings up a good reminder for … Continue reading What’s your southern comfort zone?