5 Lessons From An Olympic Team

On Monday evening I joined my Canadian Fencing team for our final mental toughness workshop before they compete in the Olympics. They have settled into the Village and are ready to do battle! Excitement is in the air! I’ve learned a lot about them since they hired me two and a half years ago. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an Olympian? Success in any field has some common factors. I’ve come away with five lessons that we can emulate to be an Olympian in our own career!

How To Destroy Your Network

Networking is both an art and a science. When done well, it is magnificent and fun for all parties. It’s a win/win, exciting, and productive. When done poorly, it is laughable at best, and hugely annoying at its worst. In this blog, I share a true story of a disastrous LinkedIn experience.

Leading Like Lincoln

Have you ever been to Gettysburg? I visited in 2016. I was astonished at how tiny the town was and how large the battlefield was. It’s in a beautiful part of the world – hilly, tree-covered. Its stunning forests, with leaves turning, and enormous grassy fields, harbored no indication of its bloody past. You find them only when you visit the memorials and graves. Today is the 157th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, which was delivered at the dedication of the cemetery. His 271 words offer insight into what leading like Lincoln means.

In The Same Boat

I’ve been riding my bike 10 miles before 6:30 am on most days (thank you, COVID!) Yesterday morning, I admired a blazing, almost-full Halloween moon setting in the west. My breath turned to steam in the sub-freezing temps as I pedaled furiously down dark bumpy streets, ruminating upon the next steps for Team America.