The distributed workforce of tomorrow, today

Today’s modern teams depend on the right people to efficiently and effectively achieve success.  Sometimes those people are not readily available in your local labour market. Thankfully with the use of technology there is the option of a workforce that is distributed geographically. I have been working with distributed workers for over 20 years and…

Get your lottery tickets for life

The odds of winning a million dollar lottery are next to impossible yet many people play them. What I find interesting is the conversations amongst people discussing the lottery and the potential of winning. “What would you do if you won?”  is a common question and the responses vary so much. What I find most…

MacGyver

The TV character MacGyver was a TV hero of mine. He could get into trouble and always find a way out by being very crafty with what ever he had on hand. I love problem solving and MacGyver had the cool solutions to tough problems. It was entertaining to see the solutions come together and…

Achieving Engagement

A recent gallup poll got me thinking about the challenges we face. The 2012 poll revealed that while in America there is a more engaged workforce (30%) than the rest of the world (13%) there is still a staggering 52% that are not engaged and 18% that are actively disengaged. One interesting data set is…

with risk comes rewards?

In trying to teach my 11 year old son how someone can become financially wealthy I had to really think about how I wanted to explain myself to him. I could have used any number of stories of how people work hard, study hard, and then it all pays off but I found myself looking…

with risk comes rewards?

In trying to teach my 11 year old son how someone can become financially wealthy I had to really think about how I wanted to explain myself to him. I could have used any number of stories of how people work hard, study hard, and then it all pays off but I found myself looking…

Connection – Potential – Rewards

Making a good Connection  creates Potential  for great Rewards I have had the good fortune to learn from leaders in the world of people coaching. I have found my own ideas/styles emerging as I add my own experience and knowledge into the recipe that I have gained from these awesome influences. Of late my perspective…

recipes for success – relationship * possibility * action

One of the most powerful concepts of the coaching practices that I have learned is to think of our interactions with the idea of three types of conversation: relationship, possibility and action. There is no script for each of these conversations to happen but rather the practice of seeing your conversations through these lenses has…