What Motivates Behaviour

What Motivates Behaviour

This blog entry contains a video of the presentation James delivered to The Ottawa Networks entrepreneur and small business networking event in January 2020. The topic of ”What Motivates Behaviour” includes; What is the source of disruptive behaviour in your...
PHYSICALLY CHANGING OUR BRAINS

PHYSICALLY CHANGING OUR BRAINS

In this TED Talk, Dr. David Hendricks goes into depth on how our brains can be physically changed through training and experience, or, exercising knowledge. This is something that has always fascinated me. My question has been:  Why is mental growth and change so...
A Great Wellness Tip

A Great Wellness Tip

A great wellness tip, in a word, is choice. And yes, making helpful choices can be challenging as we bump up against realities all day. But managing your choices is the source of change. Ask yourself if each next choice helps move you towards something better? It may...
Eight Practices Of Effective Leaders

Eight Practices Of Effective Leaders

Effective leaders come in all shapes and sizes, and they can be found at all levels of an organization. While this Harvard Business Review article speaks of executive leadership, we believe these principals apply to everyone. Eight practices of effective leaders: Ask,...
Four Pillars of Success

Four Pillars of Success

There are four essential pillars to lasting success. In this short video Donald Miller of MyStoryBrand interviews Mark Miller of fast food giant Chick-fil-a as they discuss the four pillars of success. We like the interview because it closely relates to what we are...
Protect your assets

Protect your assets

“Your most important assets are your loyal employees. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of you, and your clients.” Consider this, your loyal employees are your best source of insight into the small problems, and small benefits, that...
Shadow costs: how to fix your bottom line

Shadow costs: how to fix your bottom line

What are shadow costs? They are costs related to your workforce’s behaviour. Examples include any number of justifications, outbursts, lack of enthusiasm or demonstrations of stress. There is a solution. Read on. In the study below the word incivility refers to both...
How to shift into success mindset

How to shift into success mindset

Shifting to a success mindset is rooted in how you choose to respond to disruptions in your environment. To help with those choices it’s important to understand the nature of most disruptions. With the exception of things that occur purely in nature, most disruptions...
Harvard research – Soft Skills

Harvard research – Soft Skills

Here is a critical piece of the puzzle for leaders and individuals alike. Soft skills are the key to better teams and better results. The numbers are surprising. Here’s a little context. This statistic refers to long term results for individuals, teams and...
Perspective triggered by COVID-19

Perspective triggered by COVID-19

This blog is not about us as an organization. It is motivated by the experience we are all living through, the information and responses that are coming out, and an article posted by a friend. Our thoughts go to the larger issues that are highlighted by the pandemic,...