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
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
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
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
I am not the most meticulous person in the world; just ask my wife (insert laugh track). Okay, so what's my point? It's important for the sake of this post that you, the reader, understand that I can/have been known to miss details, forget, procrastinate and even neglect things. I would say that most of … Continue reading Do The Due!
For anyone who is not a hockey fan, you might as well look away... With the second round match-ups set in the Western Conference Playoffs, I'm sure there are many of us (including myself) who didn't predict St. Louis, Phoenix, Nashville and Los Angeles would still be on the ice instead of a golf course. … Continue reading How Do YOU Make A Difference?