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The Newspaper Thrower

8 September 2022
I know it's old-fashioned, but I like to read the newspaper on a Saturday morning. I unroll it, smooth it out on our large kitchen table, and spend a couple of

The Elevator Experiment

19 August 2022
Culture in business and social life has always intrigued me, especially how it is created and passed on. I first learned about this in an anthropology course at university, where

Where is Everybody?

5 August 2022
If you run a business, a question you may be asking is “Where have all the people gone?” I’ve certainly been racking my brains as it doesn’t make sense that 20% of

The Just Prince and the Dark Triad

14 July 2022
It has been said that leaders are readers. Reading books certainly has shaped my thinking in positive ways, and it’s a habit I continue to practice. While my wife would

Seven Things Successful People Do

20 June 2022
I was recently interviewed for a forthcoming book on the characteristics and mindset of top-performing franchisees. Because the discussion was relevant to anyone wanting to achieve greater success and satisfaction,

Honouring an Educator, Innovator and Likeable Rogue

19 May 2022
Last week I attended the funeral of a mentor. Professor Maurice Balson, or Maurie as he preferred to be called, was a best-selling author, social commentator, and pioneer in the

Using the Platinum Rule to Save Your Neck

19 May 2022
There is an old story of a King who heard a rumour that four of his most trusted knights were trying to take advantage of his daughters. Despite the knights' protests,

The Oath

13 April 2022
Last week I enjoyed a pleasant face to face breakfast with a colleague I hadn't seen in several years. We walked a couple of blocks from my house to a

The man with the handlebar moustache

22 March 2022
If you have ever started a business from scratch, you will know how hard it is to find customers who will put their trust in you. In 1989, I left

Beyond thoughts and prayers

7 March 2022
I don't know about you, but I've been feeling a particular intensity this week. Globally, we have the angst of the unfolding situation in the Ukraine, and its heartbreaking impact on

Reversing Burnout by Watering Our Own Lawn

11 February 2022
I was recently invited to speak on a panel with a fellow psychologist about how leaders can move beyond burnout, promote optimism and keep their leadership real. While I loved

The Day the Prime Minister Called

27 January 2022
This is a story about three important values - excellence, service and integrity. It starts on a sleepy Saturday morning back in 1978 when the phone rang. My parents were still

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