Going Through Hell

When we were at the Teradata conference, one of the speakers quoted Sir Winston Churchill as saying: "If you are going through Hell keep going" Now I am sure that this is not one of his most prolific statements and from sports we have many more, but I like this one better th

A Winner In Your Mind

"You have to be winner in your mind before you can be winner in your time."  I heard this great quote attributed to Jack Nicklaus.  I think it applies to everybody in every walk of life.  I think this is the principle of the Law of Attraction and the power of

Moving Your Problem to Someone Else

Last year I was in a number of meetings and circumstances where someone moved their issue to someone else. One of our clients put it well when he said,"we can not make our problem their problem".  The situation goes like this… One group is running late.  They

Senge Circle – Value of Discussion

I have been participating in a discussion group each month or so since about 1990.  We started out because many of my colleagues in the company had read "The Fifth Discipline" by Peter Senge and thought it was an important book.  However we could not really underst

Strange Interviews

I was reminded by a blog called Mission Minded Management about mind games people play in interviews.  She referred to a Monty Python skit that is fun to see: Often when you have having a conversation with a boss or his boss you find yourself trying to read his mind.  What y

Business Application of the Wii

This video shows Johnny Chung Lee showing a neat application of the Wii.  This should really excite MIP and Graham.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0awjPUkBXOU Thanks to Michelle Malay Carter for pointing it out.

Innovation – Role of Management

I recently read a great blog on role of management in innovation, see http://www.missionmindedmanagement.com/innovation-snobbery-is-not-serving-organizations I think Michelle Malay Carter makes a great point.  Management role is everything in innovation.  Their role must be

Hospice Volunteering

Last year I decided to do some volunteering while I am in Florida because I was here more continuous time than anywhere else.  I decided to investigate hospice for various reasons.  I wanted to make a difference and make a contribution directly in people’s lives as opp

La querelle du regionisme au Quebec (1904-1931) Part III

Previously I announced that my sister, Dr. Annette Hayward, had been nominated for the Governor General’s Award in Literature for the best non-fiction book in French.  It was recently announced that she had won the award.  A great honour for her first book and recognit

Definiteness of Purpose

Many years ago I read a book or listened to the tape of a book called "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill.  It is a book written in the 1930’s.   I discovered the book and Hill listening to tapes by Anthony Robbins where he interviewed authors of his