Are you drinking the poison?

If you’re drinking the “poison” (anger, resentment, revenge, jealousy, suspicion, etc.) that you are directing towards others, and in so doing, thinking you’re hurting them, you may be mistaken. It may slowly be “killing” you emotionally and relationally and even negatively be impacting your health. …

Get the Feedback You Need to Grow

Do you want feedback? Probably not. You likely don’t want to hear your boss tell you what you already know you should be doing. Do you need feedback to grow and improve? Yes. Without honest and constructive feedback, you will not reach your potential, nor …

Show up and be noticed!

In a recent vlog I discussed the important idea of “showing up” at an event, gathering or meeting and being present and fully engaged beyond using the event as a photo-opp. I’ve received positive feedback on the vlog so I’m adding a few more suggestions …

Growth Through Accountability

One of the main reasons people don’t grow, improve or achieve their goals is they’re not accountable. It is actually quite simple, too simple for some, to the point that they don’t even bother trying. They believe things must be more complicated and challenging to …

You Can’t Show Empathy If You Don’t Care

Much has been written about the importance, and power, of Emotional Intelligence (EI/EQ) and its role in building teams, being a good leader and creating positive corporate culture. No doubt it can be a big difference maker but what if the leader doesn’t care? What …

Where Are You Getting Your Advice?

There’s a true story of a young king who inherits his father’s kingdom after his death. He has two paths to consider to be a wise ruler – seek the perspective and insight of the elders, or get advice from his friends. He starts by …

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 …

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 …

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 …