Bridging the Gap Blog Series: Introduction

In early 2018, I had a life-altering experience. For over 20 years I had been working at the same company that two of my brothers had started 10 years prior. I started as an employee, became a partner and eventually ended up leading the company along with the help of

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Core Values or Guiding Principles…Is There a Difference?

Core Values or Guiding Principles and is there a difference? Until a few days ago, I’ve never really given this much thought. I’m a firm believer in the importance of discovering – note I didn’t say creating – Core Values in your organization but I myself have often interchangeably used

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Small Choice…BIG Change

We’ve likely all heard of the “domino effect” but – do we know just how powerful it can be? Geometric progression.  What does that even mean?  It’s really quite simple, even for a guy like me who almost failed grade 12 math. I heard about this in The One Thing, a

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Leadership Blind Spots

We all know everyone has strengths and weaknesses and if you didn’t, now you do!   What’s interesting is we don’t always know what ours are. I’m a big proponent of finding your strengths and focusing on improving in those areas and helping your team do the same. That being

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The Blame Game

It doesn’t matter whose fault it is…or does it? Have you ever been on a team where things were not going well and one or two people seemed more concerned about making sure they didn’t get blamed for anything instead of focusing on solving the problems? This drives me CRAZY,

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Monkey in the Middle…of the Tree

Do you lead like you’re in a tree of monkeys?    If you’re a leader or mid-level manager (360° leader), don’t lead like you’re in a tree of monkeys as Simon Sinek talks about in his book Start With Why.  Where the leaders at the top look down and see

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