Time To Build

Which is more important, Offence or Defence? “Is there anything more important than building my home?” As a Canadian I know that the expected answer is “No” but it’s not the right one. We are a family centred society, which is not a terrible thing at all and expect that building our family home (in every sense) is the most important thing. More important than … Continue reading Time To Build


Tenacity alone is not a blank cheque. I’ve always been described as tenacious. Sounds more amazing than it really is.  Low key people wish they had my drive while I look at them and am jealous. “I don’t really care when the deadline is… I don’t really care what they think about me… I don’t care if I don’t get everything done today…” When someone like … Continue reading Tenacity


“Show me a completely smooth operation and I’ll show you someone who’s covering mistakes. Real boats rock.” Frank Herbert. Chapterhouse: Dune. Does candor make you squirm? This is very counter-cultural to our Canadian mindset. Our American neighbours generally do a better job of it and I suspect it has something to do with our UK decency. Not that decency or politeness is a bad thing … Continue reading Candor

Young Eagles. Random Leadership Thoughts

In every organization there is something young talented people struggle with.      In Canadian (and North American) work environments, we all want to be kings. CEOs. The one at the top. Why? So we can do whatever we want to, of course! (All the CEOs can have a chuckle here…) The younger the leadership potential, the more we see this sort of thinking. I purposely … Continue reading Young Eagles. Random Leadership Thoughts

Random Leadership Thoughts…

I was asked to throw together some quick questions for leadership discussions. These are not completely smooth yet and, like everything, are in process somewhere in my brain (which is a scary place), yet they may be helpful to someone somewhere…   “Is this working?”               o    The leader’s first question. 100 leadership qualities won’t help if they don’t … Continue reading Random Leadership Thoughts…