Create the Right Environment

Let’s talk about Power for a minute. We all love it, and the truth is we have way less than our team members and our families think we have, right? Let me share something I personally had never thought about and I bet you likely haven’t either. Y’know the famous Mayo clinic? It’s the number …

A Few Thoughts About Leadership

The world of business leadership has changed over the last few years, hasn’t it? Suddenly we all want empathetic, caring and concerned managers and leaders. Who put ‘we the people’ ahead of the pursuit of profit. We want to work with organizations that have a big dream to save the planet, fix climate change, do …

In Praise of Praise

Last Friday, I received a slap-in-the-face lesson about Praise, and today I want to share it with you. I was walking the last 20 minutes of my daily 90-minute trek when a gentleman stopped me and asked if I had a phone. Of course! What’s the problem? There is a lady over there (gesturing to …

Pandemic Flatulence

Pandemic Flatulence.  This is my new (uncopyrighted) term. I coined it to explain the dramatic increase in what we used to call casual brain farts. I was beginning to think the world had gone mad. Until it happened to me. Suddenly it all makes sense. July 6th, hubby and I embarked on the long drive to …

Just Start

Last month the post about endless possibilities caused a commotion.  While most agreed with me, the common question, was ‘where do I start?’  Let me explain. You have a big dream. A fantastic idea you would love to happen in your life. Could be a personal goal, a business ambition or even a wild and …

Who was Your BESTEST Boss?

Who was your bestest boss? I am talking about the person you reported to for whom you would do anything. The one you took your best ideas to, the one for whom you did your best work. The one you trusted to have your back, to understand you. They always had time to show you …

How to Create a Bit of Space

Do you ever wonder how to “create space”? I know I have! Who was it that said the best part about spring cleaning or regular purges was removing the dust, the clutter, and the too old and too broken? Now THAT is all about creating more space, right? Creating space in today’s crazy world is …

How to Reenter Our New Life

Are you excited about the vaccination rollout? I am. Here in Canada, we’ll be in a ‘majority are vaccinated at least once’ situation very soon. Which means we can begin the reentry process into our new lives. I have been thinking about that reentry and imagine there will be several circumstances we have never encountered …

How to Make a Decision

One area that doesn’t seem to get a lot of air time these days is the process of deciding or making a decision, probably because so many of us are simply trying to hold on. Yet, how many people do you know who have thrown in the business towel? Decided their marriage isn’t worth salvaging? …