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False Starts Lead to Great Second Chances

My Olympic fever continues. This week the sprinting events caught my attention. While cheering on a couple of Canadians in the 100 m sprints, I was noticing the false starts. In today’s...

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

I HAVE OLYMPIC FEVER.

I can’t get enough of The Games. I find myself switching between swimming, diving, beach volleyball, soccer...you know the list. Some of you might be expecting...

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What You Think...You Become

 

A few weeks ago, I was conducting a leadership retreat on health and wellbeing. I was sharing information about affirmations. My typical parameters associated with constructing them are:...

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Advancing Women's Leadership

Big news in Canadian Hockey: Last week Tanya Currie became the first female ever selected in the OHL draft. The 16-year-old Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs goaltender was picked by the Sarnia Sting in the...

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The Underrated Power of Raising Your Expectations

When Roger Bannister broke the record in the four-minute mile, he achieved what seemed impossible — But within a year of that breakthrough, 24 other people broke the four-minute mile....

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3 Ways to Build Courage Today

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”

― Maya Angelou

 
As the world prepares to open up, and...

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5 Tips To Help You Thrive In University 

Whereas childhood is a time for well-rounded approaches, as a young adult, you'll need to narrow your focus in order to achieve excellence. Simply 'getting by' will not attract the right...

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5 Steps to Building a Winning Culture

(Originally published in Canada's The Globe and Mail, June 2016: From marginal to memorable: How the Ryerson Rams built a winning culture).

This spring, the Ryerson University Rams achieved...

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Starve Your Failures

{Originally published in The Huffington Post, 07/27/2016}

In 2016 Serena Williams had a historic win at Wimbledon, capturing her 22nd grand slam title. Of her victory, she said: "I had to start...

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Affirmations: Science, yes. Magic, no.

Simple affirmative phrases can change the negative thoughts that undermine your confidence. I have about 10 affirmations that I’ve developed over the years. I keep them on a written list...

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