A couple of weeks ago, I was visiting my 15 month old grandson, Roudi. He had just started to say his first words and was so excited to try to communicate these with me. You could see the wonder in his eyes as he showed me his toys and was trying to voice their…

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I am embarrassed. I am in disbelief. I am mad. To see the absolute mayhem and destruction in Vancouver last night after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup Finals was nothing short of disgusting. For a city that just a few hours early was at its finest, we sure managed to turn that 2010…

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If you don’t keep score, how will you know when you win? The focus and engagement level of a team that is aligned in its goal, clear on its mission and committed from all angles to achieving specific results… is a force to be reckoned with. When an organization has well articulated goals, strategies, objectives……

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Let’s face it. In leadership roles, we get caught up in the rush of feeling “needed”,  solving problems, making things  “happen” and driving direction. I think something else happens though as well. When “the boss” is around all the time, even the most high performing teams can get a sense of security from trusting that you are there…

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Here is a short interview that I did with an HR peer about using social technology in the workplace; I was the interviewer. ME: What do you think of employees using social technology in the workplace? CLEVER HR PEER:  Well, I’m not really sure… it appears that our employees who are on their Facebook are…

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I feel incredibly lucky to be part of several different COMMUNITIES. There is of course the community I live in, the communities I network with, work with and play with. Communities of peers, colleagues, professionals. Online communities; In-person communities. There is brilliance within each of us and when we become part of something larger than…

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Sometimes you need to slow down to go fast. This past weekend wasn’t a slow down, it was even more than that. I pressed “PAUSE” on life and spent some of the most valuable time I have in ages. The location was spectacular- the company was incredible. I went away with my two sister-in laws…

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On March 4th, I will be attending the Kathy Barnett Leadership Luncheon in Whistler BC. SUPER excited about it. The Luncheon is a fundraiser for the Kathy Barnett  Endowment fund, which provides leadership grants to women living the Sea to Sky Corridor who are looking to improve their skills for the betterment of the community. A…

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There has been a great deal of talk lately about how and why to use your own story when working with others. Whether you are a leader in your community, a leader in the workplace or a leading expert in a particular field you do have influence on others. How you influence others will create…

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