6 ACTIONS THAT WILL CREATE A MORE POSITIVE WORLD

January 7, 2014

Prof. Bill Durodie head of the conflict analysis and management program in the School of Humanitarian Studies at Royal Roads University had this article published in the Times Colonist Jan. 4, 2014. This is an excellent piece and well worth reading and considering.   The emphasis and photo I have added. At this time of year, […]

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WE ARE CREATURES OF HABIT

January 4, 2014

Psychologists say that 80% of what we do is out of habit. We are certainly creatures of habit – we find comfort in doing things in a regular manner. Take a moment to review your typical day, from the time you get out of bed until you return for your evening sleep. For example do […]

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WHAT DIRECTION WILL YOU TAKE IN 2014?

December 31, 2013

It’s that time of year again when we think about setting New Year’s resolutions for the coming year. While they are easy to set they are often extremely difficult to follow for the entire year. I love this quote: “The direction you are heading, NOT your intentions, will determine your destination.”  – Andy Stanley It […]

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IF I COULD GIVE YOU ANYTHING

December 23, 2013

Michael Josephson of the JosephsonInstitute wrote the following poem for his daughter Abrielle. I think all of us would agree that it is something we would like to give to each of our sons and daughters – I know I would. If could give you anything, anything at all, I would give you all the […]

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Leadership – Music to my Ears – part #2

December 23, 2013

Leadership is a critical skill required by a Music Director of a Symphony Orchestra, not only in what takes place prior to rehearsals, but in preparing for the performances. During my visit to the Victoria Symphony Orchestra’s final rehearsal for the production of Parker plays Gershwin I observed or learned about the following characteristics displayed […]

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MUSIC to my ears – Part 1

December 22, 2013

Leadership – music to my ears – part 1 Recently I had the privilege of attending the final dress rehearsal of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra’s production of Parker Plays Gershwin.  As I watched the Musical Director, Tania Miller direct the Symphony through the music I was struck by the  many aspects of outstanding leadership skills […]

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NETWORKING – ARE YOU MISSING OUT?

December 22, 2013

If you are not developing a strong network of contacts and mentors, you our missing out on a very powerful tool. With the availability of the Internet and electronic devices, it is easy to connect and keep in touch with other people in similar leadership positions. They can be people you have met through workshops, […]

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7 REASONS EMPLOYEES DON’T TRUST THEIR LEADERS

December 16, 2013

Glenn Llopis, entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker and business consultant recently sent out a blog entitled 7 Reasons Employees Don’t Trust Their Leaders. Glenn’s comments are bang on so I have listed a summary of his comments here. If you are interested in the full blog, which includes much more detail or connecting with Glenn,  use […]

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Boy Does Time Fly

December 11, 2013

Reflections at 70 I recently turned 70 and took some time to reflect on my journey through those 70 years. According to the statistics from my birth year, I have already outlived the life expectancy of the average male and I am committed to hanging around for quite a few more –  there is still […]

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How Well Do You Listen?

December 9, 2013

“The fact is, most of us don’t listen well, certainly not all the time,” says Michael Josephson of the Josephson Institute, “and especially with those closest to us.” He goes on to say, “Respectful listening is more than hearing. It requires us to consider what’s being said. That’s hard when we have heard it before, aren’t interested, or don’t think […]

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