LEADERSHIP AMIDST THE TYRANNY OF ADMINISTRATIVE MINUTIA

“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.”   – Thomas A. Edison A good friend and long-time client called me … Read more

Personal Accountability

A participant in my leadership program this week, Al Brown, President of Industrial Scaffold Services on Vancouver Island, shared a great quote with me: These require zero talent: Being on time Work Ethic Effort Body Language Energy Attitude Passion Being Coachable Doing Extra Being prepared Al gets it. He’s built an amazing organizational culture around … Read more

The Inner Path of Leadership

Michelangelo was asked once how he carved and created such magnificence and beauty from a slab of cold marble: He reportedly replied, “I didn’t do anything.  God put Pieta and David in the marble, they were already there.  I only had to carve away the parts that kept you from seeing them.” For the past three … Read more

A RESPECTFUL WORKPLACE – Holding Each Other Accountable To Create One

Just about every organization will have respect, in one form or another, as one of their espoused values. We are told that a respectful workplace is one where all employees are treated fairly, diversity is acknowledged and valued, communication is open and civil, conflict is addressed early, and there is a culture of empowerment and cooperation. … Read more

AN UNDERVALUED VIRTUE CALLED GRIT – The Power To Persevere In The Pain

When the morning’s freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles quiver under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly, nothing will go quite as you wish – it is then that you must not hesitate. – Dag Hammarskyold   In the classic 1969 Henry Hathaway movie,True Grit, John … Read more

BANFF LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

CREATING A LEADERSHIP CULTURE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION David Irvine & Results Canada Invite You To A LEADERSHIP SUMMIT Banff Springs Hotel March 12 – 14, 2017 One of the most rewarding aspects of my career are the amazing organizations and leaders I have the privilege to work with. Over the years, Tim O’Connor, CEO and Partner … Read more