The Gifts We Bring

As we tumble toward Christmas, the stores begin to push the gifts that we absolutely need to buy for our loved ones. In an attempt to balance this commercial overwhelm, our family tries to focus on sharing what we have […]

New beginnings, part two (beginners mind)

“Be willing to be a beginner, every single morning.” Meister Eckhart In addition to the new beginnings that emerge in September I spoke about in my last post, I have also found value in the idea of starting fresh each […]

September on wooden deck surrounding by leaves

New beginnings, part one (September)

I used to think that September marked a new beginning for only educators, students and others in the education world. But now I see that for many organizations, teams and leaders, there is something about September that has us all […]

Some thoughts from the dock…

Recently, I had some ‘dock time’ and could dive into Peter Hawkins’ most recent book, Leadership in Team Coaching Practice, – one that I also have a chapter in, written in partnership with Dr Catherine Carr, and Chief Nishan Durraiappah, […]

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 that when there are dark clouds, the sunset is much more spectacular. What I wondered was, whether this is a […]

Road Work

As I drove around southern Ontario this week, meeting with clients, I realized that ‘it’s happening’! The cold and snow of winter have receded, leaving roads that have been seriously impacted. There are pot holes, shoulders that have faded into […]