20 Pencils

To those who know me, it is no secret that my favourite sports team is the Calgary Flames; it has been for as long as I can remember. In fact, at one point in my youth, I wanted to change my name to Mike Vernon (goaltender 1985-94 & 2000-02). Now, that's dedication kids!! Last week, … Continue reading 20 Pencils

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No Yelling Required

Clear and concise communication helps foster healthy relationships: this should not come as a surprise. While watching the Tim Horton's 2013 Brier (how Canadian is that?) on TV this past weekend, I was reminded how crucial communication can be. For those of you who may not be familiar with this annual Canadian competition, I will … Continue reading No Yelling Required

Epitome of Leadership

While watching the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots game last night, the network cut to a pregame sound bite from Ray Lewis, linebacker for the Ravens. As is the case with most (likely all) Ravens games, Ray Lewis is counted on for his leadership and to pump up his teammates. The sound bite reminded … Continue reading Epitome of Leadership

Holding Out

I am a huge sports fan. When I was little, instead of watching cartoons in the morning, I used to get up and watch the Sportscentre morning loop on TSN (it was Sportsdesk back then). I would park myself in front of the TV and watch the same hour of programming broadcasted over and over … Continue reading Holding Out