Tuesday Morning Focal Point

A Call for Social Reaching – Skip the Distance

March 21,2020
I won’t even bother with explaining the context for this blog and my thoughts, as it’s all well documented (with terms like stay at home, social distance, covid-19,and quarantine life topping trending lists). You don’t need to hear it again.  Suffice it to say, these are difficult times and many of our clients are experiencing […]
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Employee Engagement – Its Not What You Think

October 8,2019
There has been quite a trend over the last few years with leaders and HR departments talking about employee engagement.  It’s become a buzz phrase that folks grab onto, trying to figure out what it is and how to create it. Maybe as a way of somehow getting a leg up on others to recruit […]
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Systems – You and Yours

September 10,2019
Several weeks ago our family was enjoying a usual summer trip to our favourite BC lake resort community. Here we enjoy beach, sun and time on the lake waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and the like.  While on this trip, I typically try to get out and get a morning run in early. It doesn’t take long […]
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Personal Development through Executive Coaching

August 20,2019
It is interesting how topics or concepts show up in your life in a cluster. Whether it be types of clients, types of issues, or multiple clients from a similar industry. Currently, I am hearing a desire for personal development from executives in various industries. The current trend – personal development for the executive Right […]
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Know What You are Selling

August 13,2019
              Was driving along the other day and saw this sign on the side of the road. It made me chuckle; then it made me think. All the chuckling and thinking prompted a u turn, a picture, and a blog. You see, its critical to know what you are […]
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Leadership. So you think you have the gift?

July 30,2019
Writing this blog on leadership after an impactful coaching/mentoring call. The call was with a senior executive in an international manufacturing company that will do over $4.5 billion in sales this year. This is a company that believes in developing leaders at various levels and takes leadership very seriously.  My coaching with this executive is […]
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Cold Calling 101 – a course in business development

July 9,2019
Course Syllabus – Cold Calling 101 A discussion I had with a CEO about the great success of cold calling has inspired today’s blog.  I often get asked by my clients, particularly those in start-ups or doing sales, what I think of cold calling.  The truth is, I believe in doing whatever works.  That doesn’t […]
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Leadership is more about “being” and less about “doing”

July 2,2019
We all love to have action-oriented people and leaders in our companies. Particularly those in leadership who have an ability to drive execution not only for themselves but also for those around them.  After all, there is a huge execution component to successfully implementing your growth strategy and achieving your targets. The Competing Forces Notwithstanding, […]
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A Healthy Dose of Skepticism is Prescribed

June 25,2019
One of the most rewarding interventions I do as a business coach is helping a firm slow everything down and look at their operational processes in a detailed way. The goal of this process is to make the processes better, faster and cheaper.  It never ceases to amaze me, how little a lot of firms […]
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Success needs to be celebrated

May 21,2019
When you have fought hard and worked diligently to achieve success, you need to pause (for at least a moment) and celebrate. I have had a number of clients achieve great success of a variety of types in recent weeks.  It is always a great pleasure to be able to pause and witness success with […]
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