Embracing Change While Preserving Tradition

Embracing Change While Preserving Tradition With an audience of over 250,000 people per year, the Shaw Festival in Niagara-On-The-Lake is a Canadian cultural icon.  As you can imagine, maintaining ties to the past is something that is important for a theatre company that was built to celebrate the work of George Bernard Shaw, the beloved […]

Leadership Lessons from Migrant Workers

Leadership Lessons from Migrant Workers   While many people associate Niagara with our tender-fruit farms and wineries, the vital role that migrant workers play in the success of these industries is often unknown or overlooked. Niagara’s community of migrant workers is made up of incredibly dedicated men and women who make the tough choice each […]

Why You Won’t Have Work/Life Balance This Year

Why You Won’t Have Work/Life Balance This Year   It happens every January. You look back at the past year with mixed emotions. On the one hand, you’re frustrated that you didn’t do a better job at achieving work/life balance, realizing the “work” side of the equation often dominates.  On the other hand, you’re optimistic […]

10 Signs Your Team is Stuck – and What To Do About It.

10 Signs Your Team is Stuck – and What To Do About It.   I meet with leaders all the  time who are passionate, talented, and innovative but who are still struggling to get their teams to perform at the level they know is possible. They have clear roles and objectives but often fall short […]

How to Avoid a Team-Building Nightmare

How to Avoid a Team-Building Nightmare   You’ve been given the challenge of planning the next big company event. The location is booked, the agenda is set and the meals are selected. You just have one more decision to make. What will be the perfect team experience to top everything off? This can be a […]

3 Things That Make or Break Every Team

3 Things That Make or Break Every Team   I meet with leaders all the time who are passionate, talented, and innovative but who are still struggling to get their teams to perform at the level they know is possible. Most leaders don’t know that the thing they’re most avoiding—tension—is the very thing that could […]

All Work, All Play – Lessons from India

Recently I had the privilege of traveling to Bangalore, India to deliver some leadership and team training to a fantastic group of emerging leaders at the Ian Martin Group. Let me start by saying that these recruiters are ultra-professional and work incredibly hard. They are passionate and dedicated to their jobs and give 100% to contribute […]

Healthy Tension

The Power of Healthy Tension provides a simple framework that allows teams to tap into the power of “both/and” thinking. By doing this, we gain a massive competitive advantage, and move from surviving to thriving. Notes Package – click here World Apart Video – click here