Where do lessons in leadership come from for you? Was it a book you read, a podcast you listen to, a scholastic experience that gave you letters behind your name? Maybe you had a mentor. I sure did. His name was Jack Law and he was my Dad. For complete transparency, I always write a..
There’s No Such Word As Can’t”! I grew up hearing that expression. It was at first inspiring, then repetitive, then condescending, then annoying and then became a key tenet of my entire being. And now, I am forced to confront my own words. Here’s a fun exercise. Make a list of all the activities or..
I promised myself I would not “react” to the insanity that has enveloped our entire planet until I realized, this is a perfect opportunity to offer some advice from the most sane person I know…me! By the way, for all of my friends and particularly my wife, Darlene, who are on the floor laughing right..
Since I’ve been a motivational speaker and writer for decades, I’ve seen all the “trendy” terms and words come and go. One of the new ones that seemed to accompany “millennials” is “Resilience”, and not in a complimentary fashion. Of course, nothing is “absolute” so not “all” millennials struggle with mental health and self-confidence and..
There is a line from one of our favourite movies, “Hidden Figures” that I believe may be one of the best quotes ever! It’s delivered by Al Harrison, played by Kevin Costner. The movie itself is based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s book of the same name, and is the true story of three black women,..
I have never ordered a meal from “Skip The Dishes”, “Grub Hub”, “Uber Eats” or the disturbingly increasing number of these services. Okay, we get pizzas delivered and for a treat, Chinese Food. But before you call me a hypocrite, I’d like to point out what concerns me. The Internet promised a whole new world…
Had the great joy of joining my friend Jane Atkinson on her Podcast.
“Southeast Asian and Chinese companies with more women on their boards delivered better financial results then those dominated by men, according to a study by International Finance Corp.” Bloomberg News I live a fascinating profession. Yes, I said that correctly. I had a remarkable observation last week while..
I’m actually feeling extremely reflective today. Unless you live in a Canadian cave, hard to miss the extra celebration this July 1st for Canada’s 150th Birthday! Yep, in 1867, the nation of Canada became official. Not exactly the same place back then, thank god. In fact, I can vividly recall 1967 when we had the..
How’s Your Attitude? It’s a good question, really. There is a slight problem though. What is Attitude? I know, deeeeep question? But seriously. Attitude isn’t just how we approach life. There are some practices that can provide fuel for the fire that for some people may be burning a bit low. I was privileged to..