Execution Before Innovation

30/01/2019 Add Comment

Here at Results we meet many ambitious, open minded leaders who run good companies, but feel that there is a lot of untapped potential.  And, more often than not, they realize that potential has less to do with strategy and more to do with execution.  Helping organizations become disciplined in execution is why we exist.  ...

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Writing and today’s workplace

31/01/2018 Add Comment

Writing has always been an activity with little margin for error.  In ancient Egypt, authors had to very carefully plan their writing, word by word, lest they make an error that required a complete restart with countless hours of rework. Similarly, in the Middle Ages scribes recorded history or wrote letters for their patrons.  The ...

Strength in the Middle

24/10/2017 Add Comment

I was first introduced to the “strength in the middle” concept by my friend Tim Gray.  In his book “Boys to Men” Tim describes how human virtues often lay somewhere in between two weaknesses. For example, we might say someone has the strength of being decisive or prudent.  This strength lies between two extremes; being ...

Building Trust

12/09/2017 Add Comment

Calculating your trust score Trust influences almost every interaction we have in life with other human beings.  From the service person we meet in a retail store, to our immediate family members, the trust dynamic is always in play.  And as leaders in our firms, it is essential that we know how to build trust ...

Why Every Organization Must Pay Attention to Disruptive Innovation

15/11/2017 Add Comment

By Jim Harris A staggering 93% of car accidents are due to driver error. So think about the 40,000 lives that will be saved in North America every year in 2025 when all new cars are autonomous vehicles – self driving cars.   Think of the 4.4 million people who won’t be injured in North ...

Thriving During Disruption

24/10/2017 Add Comment

On September 20, 2017 Results Canada sponsored a very special executive forum, attended by over 60 business owners and CEOs from Calgary’s business community, highlighting how to successfully adapt to unwanted change. Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist of ATB Financial, used examples on adapting to change from his most recent book “Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting ...

Many Leaders Fail this Accountability Test – Do You?

11/08/2017 Add Comment

The Accountability Test Imagine one of your trusted employees told you they didn’t have time to master a key skill. They believed there were too many other important tasks and priorities even though this skill has proven to be essential to excelling in their role. They felt very comfortable with their existing skill set and ...

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