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Sharks, Pirates, Pareto and Risk

How Sharks, Pirates and Pareto can help to manage risk in the face of change Your organization is in the midst of change. A merger? Acquisition? Downturn? Disruption? Yet, you are someone who makes it happen. You are not someone who stands idly by to let change roll on top of you. Here is a … Continued

17 Things I’ve Learned After 18 Years of Motivational Speaking

If you are a leader or a manager (or both), these insights will help you move people in a healthier, more productive direction. If you are building your public speaking tool kit, these points will help you, too. After over 11,000 hours of practice, training and execution, this is what I’ve learned from my career … Continued

Strategic Deployment

    What can Japanese efficiency teach us about turning vision into action? How do we direct an organization to achieve more worthwhile goals? You can be highly productive at the wrong things, and where will that bring you? Hoshin Kanri is a step by step planning method used to ensure that the different functional … Continued

The Responsibility Ethic: BC Business Best Seller List

The Responsibility Ethic made the BC Business Best Seller list for the 3rd week running. Thank you BC Business! I’m on a mission to help individuals take responsibility for their self-leadership and personal and professional goals, and as a result, drive team and organization’s success.    I train teams at organizations across the globe, and offer … Continued

Cluster Benefits

The Clustered Science of Non-Attainment Research tells us that people who set goals are happier and more successful. Professors who set goals earn tenure faster, employees who set goals get larger raises, and students who have goals set for them learn up to 250 percent faster than those who do not. When we are achieving … Continued

Resilient High Performance

Effective recovery builds a store of energy and determination to power us through our next peak performance. Being resilient opens our hearts to the softer, sweeter and subtler side of life, which can be just as delicious as our achievements. We must work hard to achieve our greatest goals, AND we must also schedule regular … Continued

Gold Medal Safety

An Olympic-sized metaphor and a Bermuda Triangle incident help to keep safety culture fresh “Safety performance is not a priority. Priorities change. Safety is non-negotiable. It’s a core value. Every day we need to eat, sleep, get dressed, work hard, get paid, be safe. We lead safe teams because we care. We build safe cultures … Continued

CLEAR Strategic Planning – and Why SMART Goals Fail

There’s nothing like the thought of throwing yourself in a dingy and rowing 4000 miles across an ocean to clarify your thinking on SMART goals, effective strategic planning and goal attainment. I’d employed SMART goals, taught SMART goals and coached SMART goals for nearly a decade with varying success prior to my expedition, rowing from … Continued

CLEAR goals are better than SMART goals

CLEAR Goals The problem with SMART goals is that they just haven’t kept up with the faster, more-agile environment that most businesses find themselves in today. These new business environments require a new way of setting goals. This problem is why I developed the CLEAR goal-setting methodology.   Whether in your business, career, or life, your goals … Continued

What shared values can do for your organisation

Take a moment to think about the following two questions: What happens when an organization defines itself by its products and results, instead of its underlying competencies and values? What happens when an organization defines itself by its core values and competencies?