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#02 Sefu Bernard: Building Resilient Character & Culture

#02 Sefu Bernard: Building Resilient Character & Culture

Being a leader can be tough—whether it's leading a sports team, a business delegation or a flock of kids. But as difficult as it is at times, we all know it’s worth the effort. Positive team dynamic is vital to a strong, healthy organization. However, questions...

#01 Bryce Tully: The Power of Strong Team Cultur‪e‬

#01 Bryce Tully: The Power of Strong Team Cultur‪e‬

Are you and your team struggling with a less-than-ideal work environment? Teams are difficult to manage—each individual brings her or his own motivations, perspectives, and personality. Often, it seems impossible to get everyone on the same page. But as difficult as...

My 2021 Reading List

My 2021 Reading List

This is what I’ve been reading lately. I’ll update as the year goes along. Check out my 2020 reading list here. Non-FictionThe Culture Code – Daniel Coyle Its subtitle describes it best: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups. Indistractable – Nir Eyal A practical...

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Book Summary

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Book Summary

Book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown Summary of the summary: Constructing a meaningful life is about discerning "the vital few from the trivial many."  Takeaway: Focus your time and energy on the activities and people who "move the...

Crunchy leaves, crisp air, and quotes

Crunchy leaves, crisp air, and quotes

There's something about the arrival of autumn that prompts reflection. Leaves flutter to the ground in an array of colours, the wind carries a different scent on its wings and everything seems to close, curl and cozy up. The transition from summer to fall touches us...

Cultivating the Art of Stillness with Pico Iyer: Book Summary

Cultivating the Art of Stillness with Pico Iyer: Book Summary

Book: The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere by Pico Iyer Summary of the summary: Sitting still (or going Nowhere) is "how many of us get what we most crave and need in our accelerated lives." Takeaway: Going Nowhere gives you the opportunity to synthesize...

The Lazy Person’s Meditation: An Easy, Effective Clarity Practice

The Lazy Person’s Meditation: An Easy, Effective Clarity Practice

I’m a meditator, but not your typical kind. I appreciate the value of quality mantra or a well-timed breathing pacer or a grounding loving-kindness practice, but when I sit down to meditate, it’s rarely structured. When I’m in polite company, I call my process The...

My 2020 Reading List

My 2020 Reading List

This is what I’ve been reading lately. I’ll update as the year goes along.Non-FictionStatus Anxiety – Alain de Botton An exploration of our relationship with (and our anxieties around) status; how we see ourselves in relation to others and how we frame our perceptions...