Adopt A Growth Mindset for Success

 Do you have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset? Are you geared towards learning, discovering, self-betterment, and continuously improving your craft?  Or, do you strive to maintain the appearance of being highly skilled and focus on avoiding failure at all costs?

Physical Health For Mental Performance

Are you taking care of your body? After winning his 5th Super Bowl, a reporter asked Tom Brady if he was now ready to wrap up his career at the ripe age of 39. Brady responded that he doesn’t feel 39; in fact, he feels better at 39 than he did at 25 when his body ached regularly. The … Continued

Journal For Increased Productivity

Do you have a positive journaling habit? A key habit that can help us sustain high productivity is a short, daily journal based upon the tenets of high-performance and positive psychology.

Effective Team Management: The Box of Action

Do you set clear boundaries of deliverables for team members at the outset of a project?   I call this practice ‘setting the box of action’. Define the box, clarify uncertainties, and then let your team members get to work. As long as the box is large, with plenty of room for flexibility, creativity and ownership … Continued

How To Deal Constructively With Criticism

How do you deal with criticism?   When criticised, do you take offence?  Ignore?  Defend? Where most of us dread or avoid criticism, a better option is to choose to welcome it.  View it constructively, as if someone is offering you a gift –  a gift that you can choose to accept or decline. Think of … Continued

5 Ways to Communicate More Effectively

Effective communication is a key skill for successful leadership. I have put together 5 habits that you can implement right away to improve communication with your team.

Separate Fact From Feeling

When debriefing post success or failure, are you separating your feelings from facts? One of the biggest mistakes we can make reflecting upon past events is emotional reasoning. Just because you feel something, does not make it true.  Or, just because something is true, doesn’t mean that your feelings will always align to support the facts. An … Continued

What’s in the Bag of Olympic Gold Medal Rower Adam Kreek?

I met with Jacinthe Dupuis from Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine just before heading to Brazil to join the CBC’s Olympic coverage team for the 2016 Rio Olympics. She asked me some great questions about my travel routines, reproduced below.

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