We Need More “Crazy” Leaders

*Crazy Leaders haven’t lost their minds or “gone off the deep end”. They see things differently and are passionate about leading and inspiring others to a higher level of thinking and more fulfilled level of living. Status quo oriented peers such as managers and power …

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Maximizing your Project Manager’s Effectiveness

Great project managers can be worth their weight in gold. Tight deadlines, budget constraints, politics and competing agendas all serve to create a powder-keg of challenges and problems. I have worked with, and coached project managers within the construction, engineering and consulting industries for many …

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And Now The Hard Part…

It’s not about slow or fast, instead its all about steady and staying the course. Granted steady is not glamourous or even “sexy”. The question to ask is – do you want to succeed via consistent gradual improvement or is being noticed because of a …

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Do People Hear What You Say And Mean?

People don’t care about what you say, and won’t really listen, until they know you care about them. What you say isn’t as important as what they are hearing. Two key factors to improve your communication are your “words” (what you say) and the “music” …

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Enough Talk About Your Brand, Let’s Discuss Your Reputation

Personal branding has been a hot topic for years and is certainly an important one. However, we may have lost sight that beyond building our external facing brand we must also build our reputation. The Cambridge Dictionary defines reputation as – The opinion that people in general have …

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“I’m Gonna Tell’ Em What I Think”

It sure feels good when you tell someone what you really think. Especially when they deserve it. You get it off your chest; tear them a fresh page and hopefully teach them a lesson. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Most of the time it …

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Failure is Guaranteed. Recovery is Optional.

History is full of examples of comebacks after personal “failures” such as injury, illness or persecution and set backs or defeats in the public realm of sports, business and politics. Too often, when facing overwhelming odds or defeat, people and organizations fold and wait for …

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If Nothing Changes, Nothing Happens

If I am honest with myself, and you with yourself, we’ll likely both arrive at the conclusion that in spite of any past dreaming, scheming, goal setting, hoping, planning, or stating – “This time it will be different” (feel free to add your own example …

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Reputation Builders For Entrepreneurs (and Intrapreneurs)

Whether you have your own business, are thinking of going on your own, or you are running a division or business unit within a large corporation, the following guidelines for reputation building all apply. Without a strong and positive reputation, the critical word of mouth …

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Walk Your Talk – Create a Tribe

It is easier to defer and deflect to others’ shortcomings or failures than to deal with our own. We often defend our attitudes or perspectives based on what we do/don’t do and how we’re different from others to justify our behaviours and beliefs.  When this …

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