Opinion

As an aspiring sailor, I’ve been slowly building my resume over the past several years. In doing so, I’ve had the opportunity to sail in a number of beautiful locations including the Caribbean, Bahamas, Hawaii, and Greece. While all vastly different, they had a common denominator; with each of these trips, land was always close…

“I have some feedback for you.” What’s your first reaction when someone approaches you with this phrase? If you are like most people, it’s met with trepidation. Maybe your heart starts beating a little faster, your palms start sweating… your body is basically preparing to defend itself. Fight or flight. The truth is, we often…

Mental toughness is the capacity to respond positively to challenge, stressors and pressure in order to consistently perform at high levels. In simple terms, people who are mentally tougher or stronger are able to navigate the continuous changes, challenges and pressures of life (and business), and actually thrive on them! Much of the research, practice,…

Author’s note: I wrote this piece several years ago, when I was working with a number of people who were facing some personal challenges with respect to their career development. Since that time, my work has been solely focused on the business world, working with hundreds of leaders at all levels to elevate their leadership effectiveness….

Accountability sits in with my standard list of typical organizational woes, right up there with a lack of cross-functional working and the need to communicate better. At times it seems to have replaced leadership and engagement as the latest buzz word. Accountability can mean lots of different things to different people. If you ask for…