The Case For Honesty

All of us are constantly trying to balance our needs.  When we are out of balance, our behaviours, responses, and decisions are all governed by trying to get back into some sense of balance.  With any luck, we find and choose healthy ways to rebalance ourselves; but balance we must, even if we have to…

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Effective Communication – A Reminder

As this current Global Pandemic chapter continues to stretch out, the conversations around us ebb and morph.  We are all being challenged on deeply personal levels to form opinions that affect our here and now as well as our future, at the same time as trying to keep a handle on the operation of our…

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What If Flipping A Coin Could Change Your World?

Imagine living in a world where you are appreciated for the unique strengths you bring to the table.  Where you are an invaluable piece of the puzzle in every area of your life, and where not only are your strengths fully utilised, but you are replenished by the joy you get from activating and engaging…

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What Is Your Strategy?

Often in life and in business, we don’t have a clear strategy for what we’re trying to achieve.  Taking the time out to focus on designing a strategy and discussing it with our team members is something we “don’t have time for”.  Discussing what is expected of everyone during an undertaking and asking everyone to…

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Accountability vs Responsibility

Accountability and responsibility are two words we throw around, often as if they are interchangeable.  We ask for them, nay, expect them from those we operate with at work, at home, and in our communities.  The key to achieving common ground here is the same as with anything else – communication; except we seldom surround…

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The Simple Concept That Governs All Our Interactions

Reaching and maintaining balance with others. There is very little we do that doesn’t require us to interact with other people.  From our family living arrangements to driving to work, to negotiating shareholder agreements, there is one principle that governs whether these exchanges go well or not.  It’s worth refreshing our understanding and examination of…

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How Do You Handle Challenge?

As human beings, we can be a little sensitive to challenge.  Challenge instantly requires us to defend or change our stance which is something we handle with varying degrees of grace.  To handle challenge with grace requires flexibility that comes with such multifaceted assets as self-worth, confidence, wisdom and humility.  Acquiring and actively using these…

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The Source of Our Replenishment & Reactivation

For a team of people to succeed at anything together, they must have common goals and a common value system.  This is true whether they are a family, a sports team, or a business team.  Common goals and a common value system provide the direction and drive for getting somewhere, and without them, we go…

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Evaluating Your Contribution

It’s been an interesting year – I think we can all agree on that.  And yet, here we are, at the beginning of the 4th quarter, where all years must go at some stage.  Time has not stopped and neither has our world stopped turning.  This week, I will start the process of unpacking the…

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