This post was originally published internally at a previous employer, as part of a series on learning to coach and provide feedback to employees. Introduction I mentioned in an earlier blog post that one of my interests was motorcycling. In fact I was a volunteer instructor with the Ottawa Safety Council’s motorcycle rider course for… Continue reading Things I Learned From Being a Motorcycle Instructor
“Elevator Speeches” are an important tool in management. By chance, you find yourself in an elevator with a senior decision maker for 30 seconds. Can you do something useful with that time? You should have an “elevator speech” ready, or be capable of generating one instantly, for several topics, such as: Who are you? What… Continue reading Develop a reliable estimate during an elevator ride? Yes you can.
At my last few employers I used to blog regularly and encourage other executives to blog. I will be reproducing slightly modified versions of some of those blog posts here. This one was intended to be a little “tongue-in-cheek” because I had a bit of a reputation as a nerd. It discusses leadership lessons we… Continue reading Lessons from Star Trek