Giving People the Benefit of the Doubt

Do you dismiss opinions that do not jibe with you view of the world?  Do you consider that they may be seeing things from a different perspective?   I find seeing the others point of view when is not alignned with mine very difficult.   I just heard a story that one

Meetings on the Phone

So many meeting these days are held on the phone rather than in person around a table.  How to manage effective meetings?  In person meeting are challenge enough and often are not done well.  Adding the complexity of a phone meeting, adds significant challenge for al

Curiousity – A Key To Listening

Why do we all have such difficulty listening to others?   For me I often distracted by my thinking about what I am going to say next.  I am thinking "How can I share my ideas" rather than find out what the other person thinks.   How can I make myself more c

B-Strong Walk – 1st Annual

For the past couple of years I have been lucky enough to be able to participate in events and discuss the overall charity that was founded by a business partner's daughter. The story is amazing and the work that the family and friends of the Bolgers has been doing is astounding.&#

Can You Change the Future?

A great technique which can help us change our future is called future pacing.  The steps are very simple but extremely powerful. Select a future outcome that you desire.  Describe it in detail. Test whether you really want his outcome by asking. What will happen if outcom

Trying New Things

One of the favorite parts of my job is being able to participate in doing new and interesting things.  This can be new technology, new approaches or just stepping outside my comfort zone. I really strongly suggest you find ways in your life to get a chance to do this.  Mak

“It’s Getting Fine”

When I was about 12 years old I set off early with my bosum buddy early to go fishing with Jack Sampson, who was an adult friend of my buddy.  The plan was we would get our row boat at a pond and take it out to the river and take it across the river to a favourite fishing area.

Who Will I Be When I Grow Up?

Dreams are problem solving metaphors.  Nightmares are unacceptable solutions.   Alfred Adler proposed these ideas as an explanation of the purpose of dreams. Recently I have been having dreams that leave me with a feeling of being lost.  One deals with being on the t

The Best Way To Use The Last Five Minutes Of A Day

Reflecting on the days activity with three questions:  How? What? Who? Every day, just before finishing work, save a few minutes to reflect about what happened today. Look at your calendar and compare what actually happened — the meetings you attended, the work you got done, the