What is your Performance IQ?

It’s interesting, living in the western culture, how we have been conditioned to focus on intellectual IQ; some might even say we are obsessed by this singular method of measuring intelligence. With the dawn and progression of the emotional sciences, there is now a growing popularity towards understanding the role that emotional IQ plays in […]

It’s all about the Experience

We have all heard of the learning formula of 70%, 20%, and 10%. 70% of learning comes from experiences, 20% of learning comes from coaches, mentors, managers, or peers, and only 10% of learning comes from reading and lecturing, or what is commonly referred to as “traditional” classroom learning. Hence why there has been more […]

The Missing Component of Talent Management

In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Paul Boston about the concerns and progressions around corporate wellness. Mental health is an issue that is being spoken about more and more here in Canada and not only that, but corporate leaders are being proactive and doing all they can to keep their […]

Awareness 101

How aware are you? Most people will say they are fairly aware. They see themselves focused on the work they do each day, achieving goals, and building quality relationships. The fact of the matter we all suffer from lack awareness to some degree, and what determines ongoing improvements in performance, is being aware of our […]

Just a Lucky Break!

We have all heard the saying “I just had a lucky break”, or “there is no such thing as luck, I create my own luck”, implying everything is within our control and not subject to external influences. The fact of the matter remains, when looking at people and organizations that do have “lucky breaks”, we […]

Are you mental health aware?

Recently, I delivered several workshops on mental health awareness, and one thing I have noticed is this cultural challenge is receiving more attention in the media and Fortune 500 companies are recognizing the importance of mental health in the workplace. This has helped in making the subject of mental health easier to talk about, enabling […]

The Physiology of Learning

I was helping a client reduce the cost of their onboarding training budget by 25%. Sounds familiar? Like most professionals working in the area of learning and performance, you are being asked to do a lot more with a lot less, while at the same time undergoing fundamental changes within the workplace that increase the […]

Are you ambitious or competitive?

Recently, I was asked whether I consider myself ambitious or competitive. I must admit, I really had to think about which one I was. Could I be both?  I answered ambitious, yet I have always thought of myself as competitive. What’s the difference? Well, ambitious people lean towards being more intrinsically motivated, while competitive people […]

Change Your Perspective, Change Your World

Early on in my triathlon career, I raced in a couple of Ironman races which are comprised of a 3800 metre swim, 180 kilometre bike ride and a 42.2 kilometre run; yes a long day of racing. Being a naturally competitive athlete, I never felt like I was “racing” when participating in long distances races, […]

Do you hire for who people will become?

I had a conversation about hiring practices with one of Canada’s top technology leaders and he shared with me a big mistake he made early in his career when hiring people for his company. The mistake was hiring people who had impeccable credentials and experience, but were not willing grow to help strengthen his company’s […]