Seek Failure Rowing Machine Workout

What is conscious failure and how can it help you?  The following physical exercise will grow your body, mind and spirit. This rowing machine workout builds your anaerobic capacity, increases your lactic threshold, boosts your oxygen-carrying capacity, boosts mitochondrial density, increases capillary density, allows your muscles to hold more glycogen, burns off excess stress hormones … 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

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 over a dozen case studies in the downloadable event information package below. I have been … 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