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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. • Robert Frost, from “The Road Not Taken” We spent our Thanksgiving weekend with our small family and close bubble of friends. There was laughter, delicious food,...

Photo by Charlotte Coneybeer on Unsplash Life has really changed, hasn’t it? Two months ago, you never would have imagined that your business would still be on hold - that you’d be completely reinventing how you operate. You may have thought this pandemic would pass in...

Most organizations that encourage mindfulness practices amongst their employees do this for the benefit of employee well-being, as it offers clarity of thinking, better concentration, and the ability to stay calm under pressure. However, there are some other very powerful and fascinating benefits to this practice....

“Research shows that corporate purpose statements often do more harm than good because they are political exercises rather than words that people passionately believe in,” were the words of Dr. Robert Quinn when I interviewed him for “A Better Place To Work: Daily Practices That...

I caught up with my friend Kathryn on a recent trip through Field, in the Canadian Rockies, where she and her husband run a pottery studio. Getting together reminded me of when we worked together as lifeguards in my teens at a small, outdoor pool...

“Every choice you make leads you away from your vision or moves you toward it.”  - Patti Digh -  What do we want our culture to be? This simple question was the starting point for a bold new vision for Baptist Healthcare (BHC), an organization that led...

“A positive people culture is one where people experience positive emotions, optimism, cohesion, gratitude and humour, and where they have, as a consequence, a real sense of engagement” Dr. Michael West, Professor of Organizational Psychology, Lancaster University Management School. My interview with Dr. West was one...

I skied for 20 years before I learned this concept that made all the difference! I took a lesson where the instructor talked to us about the “fall-line” of the mountain. This is the direction water will flow when it is free to run. When...

"No matter how good you are at negativity, you’re also capable of positivity.” - Barbara Fredrickson Bad things happen. Things hit us the wrong way sometimes. Life has it’s own timetable. And while we may need to wallow in it awhile or have a meltdown occasionally,...

  I’m writing a chapter of my book while out on the Wild West Coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet, where when the sun shines it is the most beautiful place on earth, and when it rains, it rains sideways. My only responsibility in exchange for...