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Earnest Hemingway.

The Leader-Leader Model

December 30, 2023
I have been listening to the Audible book Turn That Ship Around by L. David Marquet.  This is the first time I have heard of the leader-leader phrase.  I really resonate with this.  As I work with leaders and leadership teams, my goal is to help them...
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From Fellowship to Anxiety

November 19, 2023
Two and a half decades ago, the term "company" dominated business language.  Fast forward to the present, and the narrative has shifted; "business" has taken centre stage in our professional vernacular. This linguistic evolution is more than a semantic change—it refle...
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Imperfectly Perfect Plan

October 22, 2023
Those of you who have followed me for a few years will know that I do a process called Best Year Yet at the end of the year.  I used to run a workshop for others, I started that to keep myself accountable; last year was the first year that I didn’t run one because my ...
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Entitlement Stinks!

September 20, 2023
When one of our sons was younger, he went through a stage where he became very entitled.  It was a challenging period for us because no matter what we did, he would feel that he was being grossly mistreated and lived with a sense of injustice.  He felt like everyon...
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Little Boxes

August 23, 2023
The title 'little boxes' always makes me think of the song Little Boxes.  My favourite version is from Walk off the Earth. Video link below. You’re welcome. I digress… I am not a fan of little boxes; I am talking about the little boxes we create for ourselves a...
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Where there is smoke, is there a fire?   I can’t help it; I see leadership lessons everywhere.  In every conversation, in every story. Isn’t it weird when disaster strikes, how curious we become about understanding what went wrong? I recently had...
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Trust is not fluffy!

May 31, 2023
Trust is not fluffy! In fact, it is hard, which is why many avoid it.This month I want to dive into the remarkable benefits of vulnerability-based trust within your team and how it can unleash the power of authenticity. It is the foundation of any successful team, and by emb...
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Riding Shotgun!

April 19, 2023
"Shotgun!" My boys used to yell this out as they elbowed each other to get to the front seat when we would leave in the morning for the school run.According to Wikipedia, "riding shotgun" was a phrase used to describe the bodyguard who rides alongside a stagecoach driver, ty...
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Parenting, like leadership is all about empowering and equipping people to take the lead.As a parent, you spend your whole life training your children up to be kind, considerate, fully functional adults. And at some point, you have to step aside and trust that everything you...
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Set a Vision and Cast it!

January 20, 2023
I am not sure if it is cynicism or wisdom, but as each year goes by, I am less about the New Year resolution hype and more about value-driven goals.  I haven’t done New Year resolutions for at least a decade but spend time at the end and beginning of each year do...
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