Just Below the Surface

This blog is designed to provoke thoughts and ideas on how to achieve results in your organization or life that stick.


Are You Efficacious Enough to Survive the Innovation Economy?

In Eileen Chadnick’s article, Are You Ready for the Innovation Economy? (Globe and Mail, August 2016), she cites six must-knows to be ready for the innovation economy (about to replace the knowledge economy) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/leadership-lab/are-you-ready-for-the-innovation-economy/article31147117/. All six are very helpful words of advice to all of us and I would like to add one more to the list. To survive the innovation economy you need to be efficacious about your ability to be creative. Part of the problem is that many Read more...

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen.  Just listen.  Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.

- Rachel Naomi Remen

Coaching Corner

Feeling like time has control of you versus you controlling it? The Rule of 3 productivity technique allows you to focus on achieving three meaningful outcomes every day/week/month/year. Here are the steps: If you haven’t already done so, capture your tasks on a daily to-do list. Now take this massive to-do list, Read more...

Power Point

How often have you used this excuse for the lack of innovation in your organization, “we can't innovate, we're too busy.” A survey conducted by Robert Half International of 270 Chief Financial Officers, from a random sample of Canadian companies, found that nearly half (49 per cent) cited "being bogged Read more...