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To Coach or Not to Coach – That is the Question!
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To Coach or Not to Coach – That is the Question!

Recently I sat across the table from the boss of a leader I was coaching. The three of us were...
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Road Work
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Road Work

As I drove around southern Ontario this week, meeting with clients, I realized that ‘it’s happening’! The cold and snow...
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Finishing Strong
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Finishing Strong

From our condo, we overlook a golf green, and there is a steady stream of golfers, all shapes and sizes...
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Sand castles on the beach: Characteristics that cultivate creativity
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Sand castles on the beach: Characteristics that cultivate creativity

This morning as I walked on the beach in Nuevo Vallarta I was struck by the number of people building...
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Leadership – The Journey to the Top

Today we had a chance to hike up to Sunset Peaks, just outside Scottsdale AZ. It was a beautiful day,...
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Bare feet …. and slivers
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Bare feet …. and slivers

I had the great opportunity to spend last week at our family cottage, as everyone headed back to work and...
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Stuff, junk and…still to be sorted!
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Stuff, junk and…still to be sorted!

Over the past 3 weeks, we have disappeared into settling back into our home in Ontario. It has been a...
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Important Intersection Ahead…
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Important Intersection Ahead…

As I have travelled across the country – Victoria to Peterborough – there has been lots of musing, reflection, laughter...
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Purpose and the “Miscast Bell”
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Purpose and the “Miscast Bell”

We had the opportunity to visit Mission Hill Winery as we make our way across the country - headed to...
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James Taylor…How sweet it is….
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James Taylor…How sweet it is….

I had the opportunity to see James Taylor live on Friday night. While my kids didn't really know who he...
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“It’s a blessed day”
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“It’s a blessed day”

A few days ago, Paul was putting in a bit of time between dropping Becca at her nannying job and...
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The space to choose….
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The space to choose….

Tonight I went swimming after work for the first time in about 4 months. I am feeling so much better,...
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The Paradox of Time….
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The Paradox of Time….

As I write this, I am waiting for my daughter Becca's plane to land. She is winging her way here,...
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Living in Uncertainty
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Living in Uncertainty

This week at SMUS has been Brain Awareness Week...it is my favourite week for so many reasons...mostly because the whole...
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River or Rut – We create our own stories
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River or Rut – We create our own stories

FISA - an organization that includes 5 independent school organizations in BC put together their first conference ever - and...
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Lessons from a weekend in Tofino
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Lessons from a weekend in Tofino

My son Josh and his girlfriend Julie are visiting for their 'reading week'. For Christmas we gave them surfing lessons...
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Potential, Curiosity & Creativity….Lessons from India!
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Potential, Curiosity & Creativity….Lessons from India!

Today we had a chance to Skype with our youngest, Becca, from India! She is on a 4 month study...
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2016 – “The Best Year Yet”….
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2016 – “The Best Year Yet”….

​I have done a lot of reflecting before and during the holidays about how I felt about 2015 and what...
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Being ‘wobbly’ is part of the deal!
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Being ‘wobbly’ is part of the deal!

   I have 'paddled' a long way in the last week. Last Friday at Sauble Beach, our daughter Becca suggested...
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Which sunset is more beautiful?
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Which sunset is more beautiful?

These sunset photos were taken on different nights from our hotel balcony at Kaanapali Beach, Maui. What I noticed was...
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