Tuesday Morning Focal Point
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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – January 17, 2017 – Plan Your Time Off Now!

January 17,2017
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Last evening I received a very encouraging text from a colleague and friend of mine, which was his follow up to my challenge to him, to book his vacation for the coming year, right now.  This particular colleague tends not take action swiftly on ideas, and so I had prodded him just several days earlier.  […]
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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – December 13, 2016 – My Client Wants the Wrong Thing

December 14,2016
Last week I was contacted by an existing client about a new contract for next year.  It’s not a renewal of my usual coaching and consulting services, but rather a request for a new deliverable, establishing a multi-year business plan to achieve something they want to achieve.  Yet, the contract they want me to take […]
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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – November 8. 2016 – Talking About Tragedy

November 8,2016
Last week near my home town in British Columbia there was a horrible tragedy in Abbotsford, BC as two high school students were stabbed at random by a 21-year-old male.  One of the victims has now died in hospital.  We now have authorities scrambling for details and two families in crisis as they try to […]
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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – October 25, 2016 – Eliminate Down Time – Increase Efficiencies

October 25,2016
A few weeks ago I spent several days working with a private ambulance company on the Canadian prairies.  This company, which has been in business for about 40 years, has an impressive commitment to continuous quality improvement and improving outcomes and efficiencies.  During my time there, one of the senior leaders gave me a tour […]
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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – October 18, 2016 – What Role Does Passion Serve?

October 18,2016
I just completed an early morning Skype call with an entity in the UK – my first ever meeting with this client.  The focus of our initial meeting was really to set the stage for our upcoming coaching and mentoring relationship, but also to identify some of the critical items we need to accomplish during […]
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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – October 4, 2016 – Mental Illness Awareness Week in Canada

October 4,2016
Today is the second day of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in Canada, and we might as well address an issue that is currently top of mind for many Canadian businesses this year.  Do you know that issues related to mental illness cost the Canadian economy over $50 billion per year, and of that, over […]
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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – September 20, 2016 – Leading Change

September 21,2016
Yesterday I was in Yellowknife, NWT.  My colleague and I spent the afternoon working with a team of about 20 individuals in a large meeting space in a corporate building.  Shortly after two o’clock in the afternoon, the power went out in the building we were in.  This necessitated the entire group evacuating the building […]
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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – September 13, 2016 – World Suicide Prevention Day

September 14,2016
This past Saturday we honored World Suicide Prevention Day.  As a survivor of suicide loss of an immediate family member, this day is particularly important to me.  Suicide is a significant reality in Canada, with almost 4,000 Canadians dying as a result of suicide each year.  This is 4,000 too many! Mental Health, Workplace Wellness […]
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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – July 5, 2016 – Celebration

July 5,2016
I happen to be in Indiana this week, just outside of Indianapolis, and sure enough last night as expected featured a whole lot of fireworks and celebration, as my American friends celebrated their independence. Why do we celebrate, and why is it important?  We celebrate accomplishment and achievement, and it is important because it allows […]
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Tuesday Morning Focal Point – June 28, 2016 – Alignment

June 28,2016
Recently I was on site with senior leads from a national not for profit entity, for a multi-day event. Two of the key figures that were there included the Board Chair, and the National Director (executive lead).  There is an interesting scenario that unfolded, that went something like this: Through the course of a range […]
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