5 Steps You Can Use To Build a “First Team” Mindset

Credit to: Patrick Lencioni & The Table Group for the "First Team" concept and  Dalmau Consulting for the image I loved my job. I was part of a powerful and effective executive team, to whom I was loyal. I had no problem identifying that they were the team I was personally responsible for and accountable for. They were my ‘First Team.’ I had built my own team into a great team. People took on some of the most complex projects you could imagine and not just…

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3 Tips To Be Exceedingly Human When Facing Cruel & Pointless Mindgames

“COVID-19 is like running a marathon with no finish line. In any feat of endurance, humans want to see the goal – and in the pandemic, we’re not there yet, despite the breakthroughs in vaccine research. Staying in the moment might be better for us than fantasizing about a future just beyond reach.” – The Globe & Mail. A cruel and pointless head game. When I was a young soldier, we were sent out an endurance test. Fully loaded with our rucksack and equipment, we walked…

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Money In Your Pocket – What Happens When You ‘Bump’ Into One Trauma To Many

Colonel George E. Renison was a WWII hero, Chairman of WH Smith Books and Chancellor of the University of Waterloo. He led a life with a scope and breadth that reads like a historical novel. I was lucky to have known him, shared a glass with him, dined with him, and had many a wonderful conversation with him. I am not sure how the subject came up, but we once talked about what was known in his day as battle stress. Now we understand it as…

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