Building High Performing Cultures

New Pit Crew Challenge Blog

August 12, 2013


It has been a while since I’ve posted anything to this blog. I’ve begun to migrate this blog to another site. Plus, I also have redesigned and migrated my blog for The Pit Crew Challenge (still in Beta, but now open). I do have a personal rule if you chose to subscribe to either blog. […]

Top Gear Checks into NASCAR

June 18, 2013


Richard Hammond of Top Gear finds out why NASCAR is such a loved sport.

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Does Face-time Equal Better Work Culture?

February 26, 2013


There has been a long debate over the benefits of tele-work or tele-commuting (whichever you want to call it), since the concept was first introduced. Even when Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, his first words to Watson were, “Watson… come here.” Apparently, he was conflicted about Watson’s proximity. I doubt this was a culture […]

Posted in: Culture, Teambuilding

Your Life Unlimited Podcast

February 12, 2013


Thanks to Stephanie Staples for the opportunity to appear on her radio show February 8th, 2013 on CJOB in Winnipeg. The topic for the night was Fostering Fabulous Teams and it featured an interview with your truly about my book: The Pit Crew Challenge: Winning Customers Through Teaming ( Stephanie is a real pro and […]

What does a Nickle buy? A Word.

February 4, 2013


Today in Canada, the penny is no more. The Canadian Mint will no longer distribute the penny as the costs of production is higher than its value. This is a decision that has been a long time coming. This initiative demonstrates just how difficult it can be to institute change… there will always be the […]

Posted in: Change, Communication

How to be Adaptable: Customer Focus

January 24, 2013


Yesterday, we discussed Darwin and Spencer, and shared that it is the MOST ADAPTABLE that survive – whether this is in nature or market economics. Over the next while, I’ll share some insights into how you can be more adaptable. These are not steps in any particular order, but behaviours that should be part of […]

Survival of the “Best Fit”, NOT the “Most Fit”!

January 23, 2013


Darwin is so often misquoted and misrepresented, with the quote, “survival of the fittest”. Since Darwin wrote, On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, in 1859, his work has been used by others in many fields of study outside his background as a Naturalist/Biologist. Most notably is Herbert Spencer, an economist, philosopher, among […]