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We’re All Wrestling Chaos

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When you’re wrestling day-to-day chaos, it’s tough to execute the grander plan. In our disruptive world where wrestling chaos is the norm, there is far too much press about the failure of management. I’ve often read that change or transformation fails because people fail. In fact, 20 years ago I probably talked about the same … Continue reading We’re All Wrestling Chaos

I’d rather be someone’s shot of whiskey than everyone’s cup of tea.

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As a first time CEO of a global consultancy in the midst of reinvention, we're learning to be a 70 year old lean start up, with a clear focus. Right around the time I took up the top job at Proudfoot, I walked into IDH in Toronto’s Leslieville. IDH is the Irish Design House (www.theidh.ca ), a … Continue reading I’d rather be someone’s shot of whiskey than everyone’s cup of tea.

What’s your company’s killer app?

How do we make sure people are our killer app? One way is by innovating the way you lead people – combining people, process and technology to power up your business and get the results you need. That’s what transformation is all about – building a business fit for people and focusing on people as your killer app, not the technology.

Men, Women, Next gen leaders & Your own personal board

With both International Women’s Day and UK Mother’s Day occurring this past week, it gives all we women the excuse to add to the on-line word power, pound out thoughts on what it’s like to be a woman in business, and generally reflect on our careers as women. In that spirit, and after a whirlwind week … Continue reading Men, Women, Next gen leaders & Your own personal board

Jumpstarts, the XC90 Volvo and Being Transformative

Each time I pick up my car in Bordeaux Airport I am completely aware of one thing. After I land and schlepp my way to the car park, luggage in hand, four-inch heels, and usually miles from the terminal… the battery will be dead. Not just a little dead but completely and utterly dead. Not … Continue reading Jumpstarts, the XC90 Volvo and Being Transformative

One Team, One Goal and the Gobi Desert.

As my team prepared for the first round of judging for the MCA Best International Project Awards 2018, it gave me pause to think back to the original RFP response development that allowed us to become finalists for this very exciting accolade. I wanted to share the story with our organization, across the globe. In … Continue reading One Team, One Goal and the Gobi Desert.

Time is the most valuable commodity in the world. You can’t buy it, borrow it or build it.

But what if you could gain it? How do you rescue time? One of the key outcomes of leadership today, is the ability to help free up your most important resources; people, processes and assets, by freeing up time. When you do that, you start to maximize productivity, profitability and predictability creating safe, operating results … Continue reading Time is the most valuable commodity in the world. You can’t buy it, borrow it or build it.

“If you use them to melt castles and burn cities, you’re not different, you’re just more of the same.”

“Build a world that is different from the s~*~ one they’ve always known….. but if you use them (dragons) to melt castles and burn cities, you’re not different, you’re just more of the same.” Those were the words of Jon Snow, arguably the rightful King of the North and I’m hoping ruler of the Seven … Continue reading “If you use them to melt castles and burn cities, you’re not different, you’re just more of the same.”