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“Eureka – that’s it!!” – When was your last ‘AHA’ moment, and what did you do about it?

Have you ever had one of the moments where you shout “YES!! That’s it!!” They may come fairly often or only infrequently. These significant ‘AHA’ moments can be transforming moments that turn your world upside down, or they can be smaller moments of gentle realization. I have had several of…

Building Personal Capacity – Finding the Blind Spots

The past several weeks have been both challenging and inspiring; a real learning experience. I am currently enrolled in the Certified Executive Coaching program at Royal Roads University. One exercise we have been put through is designed to help us become more self-aware, focusing on ‘Personal Mastery’ (Senge, 2006, Cashman,…

A Lesson from Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield – Leading the Way

One of the better books ostensibly about leadership I have read this year is Chris Hadfield’s An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth (Random House, 2013).  I didn’t start in on it with the expectation that it would enhance my own leadership, but as I often do during “down times,”…