What is the Locus of Control?

When something goes wrong, it’s natural to cast blame on the perceived cause of the misfortune. An individual can cast that blame internally or externally. This is related to a psychological construct known as the locus of control. Locus of control refers to the degree to which an individual feels that a sense of agency … Continued

Event Booking

Each event you book is fully customized to the needs of your conference, gathering or executive retreat. Favourite topics are: Shared Leadership and Teamwork Safety Self-Leadership for Sales Change Management Work-Life-Self Balance Strategic Planning and Goal Setting You will see ten case studies in the downloadable event information package below. I have been speaking, training … Continued

Executive Business Coaching

My service focuses on working professionals who are progressing quickly into the next stage of their careers and recognize the benefits of regular, executive coaching to continue their success and ensure their legacy. You will expedite your professional development and build an accountability partnership that boosts your productivity, results and job satisfaction. My coaching has … Continued

Foundation Training

Foundation training has been the most effective form of injury prevention I have discovered in the last few years.  It is designed for people who enjoy being active, yet find themselves working at a desk during the week. This philosophy has helped me recover from a number of injuries, and prevent countless more. I am … Continued


Safety Case Study – Paul O’Neill

Please enjoy this well-written safety culture case study by Rodd Wagner Paul O’Neill’s tenure at the helm of Alcoa is now the stuff of legend. Introduced to a group of investors and analysts in October 1987, he didn’t talk about revenue and expenses and debt ratios and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization. “I … 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

The #ResponsibilityEthic

Why Responsibility? Some people wish for a better future. Some merely watch the present unfold. Others simply wonder, what happened? Those of us who are successful, take responsibility. We are the ones who make success happen. As a society, we have been oversold the quick fixes. Be the boss now. Lose weight faster. Outsource your life. … 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