Wonder and Invention
I always had a short shelf-life in my jobs. I’d start out strong and around the four-year mark I became restless and bored. My attitude wasn’t optimal and the desire to move on would grow. I knew I was happiest...
Do you have the guts?
I’m seeing an increasingly disturbing trend in the workplace and it’s got the warrior in me fired up. Toxic workplaces. Since my partner, Transformation Consultant, Ayako Ohtake, and I started promoting our Clarity and Cohesive Leadership workshops this year we’ve...
Clarity and Cohesive Leadership – The Greatest Competitive Advantage
It is tough to think about post pandemic when our brains are telling us to focus on whatever we need to do to survive the day. Self-preservation is a perfectly reasonable response for individuals to have to COVID-19, but it...
When Thinking and Feeling Preferences Collide
Thinking and feeling preferences are the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) dichotomies that influence how we make decisions. Those with a thinking preference detach and step away. They view the situation objectively and make decisions based on logic. Those with a...
Back Behind the Microphone
I’m excited to announce I’m back behind the microphone as the host of my podcast, Learn to Fly! Season one launches Monday, November 18 on Apple and Google Podcasts, and Spotify. My producer and former colleague, Andreas Schwabe, approached me...
Why I Thrive in a Grey World
Like many Canadians I am following the craziness of trying to get a pipeline built in this country. I’ll leave it to others to critique the politics, approvals, consultation and court rulings. My interest is in the zealousness in which...
Three Tips to Encourage Innovation
Steve Jobs said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Great point. The problem I see in organizations is that few leaders create an environment that encourages innovation. I hear executives say, “We need to be more innovative! We...
Bust a Move
Many years ago I was driving down an Edmonton street when I saw something that stayed with me all these years. A little boy, about six years of age, wearing a snowsuit that was too big for him and a...
Free of Fear
My amazing Mother passed away on April 14, Good Friday. She leaves a void that will never be filled and a lifetime of memories to comfort us as our family adjusts to a life without her. My Mom was a...