Powerfully Positive Ponderings


What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then (with thanks to Dr.Seuss)

Last week, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) BC Chapter invited me to be part of an event entitled, "What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then". They invited 10 senior communicators to impart five minutes of [...]

Even Acrobats Need A Safety Net: Helping Your Team Soar

We need to coach, empower and encourage them to stretch their wings. But when a team member first takes flight, it's important to provide a safe place to land. It's not always easy to take that first leap if one [...]

Ending Violence is Key to Achieving Our Potential

March 8 is International Women’s Day. What is and why do we have International Women’s Day? Here’s an excerpt from the United Nations website: “The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March during International Women’s Year [...]

Potential and Daring to Suck

One of my favourite questions is “How much better can I make this?” whatever “this” is. Whether it’s a public engagement, an event, a speech or a project team, realizing the potential of any opportunity is one of my passions [...]

Clarity & Consensus: the Value of Values-Based Decision Making

There’s a lot of information coming at us everyday. There are news channels, news programs, news opinions, news debates, news feeds, Twitter news, LinkedIn news, news now, news at eleven, and every now and then, there’s actually something news-worthy. Then [...]

Potential: Taking Us from Average to Good to Great

One focus of my work is helping organizations, communities and events discover and achieve their greatest potential. But potential is one of those tricky, nebulous concepts. To help make it less nebulous, let’s head over to the on-line Merriam-Webster dictionary [...]

Trust: Motivation’s Secret Weapon

Productivity, reliability and accountability are all key elements in fully realizing the potential of your team or organization. But one of the most important values, essential to realizing potential and achieving excellence is often ignored — trust. All workplaces [...]

The Value of Trust in an Age of Deceit – Part II

After watching Lance with Oprah this past week, it made me consider not just the value of being able to trust other people, but, more importantly, the value of other people being able to trust me. Now that the anticipation [...]