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The Journey

By Jared Smith Hang on, because the path to grow your business can be fraught with peril. This is just not a journey for the weak of heart. Last August, my executive team met with Roy Group for a two-day retreat. The purpose was to focus…
April 12, 2013 by Roy Group
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Conduct: Culture or Character?

By Mark Bell Recently, for whatever reason, I have been acutely tuned into and moved by small but big acts of compassion from people who have put themselves at the heart of a situation and offered their best to lead. These seem to be individuals…
March 1, 2013 by Roy Group
Two Rams FightingBy Hendrik Hondius I (Flanders, Duffel, 1573-circa 1649) - Image: archive copy at the Wayback Machine (archived on 22 January 2019), Public Domain,

Missed Opportunity: A Coaching Approach to Conflict

By Bradley Chisholm I think it is only human to look back on past experiences and feel regret about missed opportunities. I am pretty hard on myself, so I feel this way at times. I have also been able to see a common thread that binds many…
February 1, 2013 by Roy Group
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Practice: Letting Go Is Hard to Do – Shifting your professional practice to a practice of leadership

By Bradley Chisholm Imagine walking into the dressing room of the Team Canada Olympic hockey team, dragging Sidney Crosby out to the luge track, throwing him onto a sled and expecting him to win gold. We would never do it. We would never…
December 1, 2012 by Roy Group
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Belief: A Lesson from a Premier

By Bradley Chisholm A client recently asked me to help him ‘hone his listening skills’ – an action item from a tough 360 feedback report. I didn’t like this assignment; it felt superficial for some reason. Paying attention, eye contact,…
September 1, 2012 by Roy Group
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Mastery in Stereo

By Bradley Chisholm My business partner graciously arranged for my wife and I to take in a Lyle Lovett show in Victoria. There were no visual distractions, no opening band and no gimics. After an 8 word introduction on the microphone - Lyle…
July 29, 2012 by Roy Group
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Forcing It: Does It Always Have to Be Difficult?

By Bradley Chisholm I love watching the Olympics – mastery, commitment and human potential on international display.  It was not the typical events that caught my attention this year, however.  I watched the Women’s Canoe Slalom –…
July 1, 2012 by Roy Group