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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Curiosity Killed The Cat, But It May Help You Survive As A Leader

I've long used curiosity as a tool to help me understand what is happening around me. Now and for the record, a Harvard Business Review and a Price Waterhouse Cooper study confirms that I wasn't just nosy. Research shows that I was attuned to better leadership. During the 2011 Slave Lake wildfires, I led the disaster response. There is a normal ebb and flow to disasters, but at a certain point, the data showed that the need for disaster assistance was falling off. I could have…

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