How to Create a Performance Environment – Part 1

I live an hour from the mountains. They are a gorgeous site…when I stop to look. Many people allow their surroundings to fade into the background. It becomes too familiar. This is a normal attribute. We have a Propensity to Attenuate (PTA) for things that don’t change. They become invisible and automatic (do you remember[…]

Great Canadian Leaders are Less Canadian

In an episode of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson introduced Ryan Reyolds as the guest and promptly plied him about classic Canadian stereotypes (seriously, who pronounces ‘about’ as ‘a boot’??). Ryan handled them with class, and then drove the crap out of their car. Nice. One of the most often quoted Canadian stereotypes is our propensity to apologize for[…]