August 11, 2021

Why a Greater Purpose Helps Us Focus

Tragedy reminds us to revisit our purpose. When we are aligned on the compass point of purpose, we can also focus better.
July 11, 2021

Awareness Practices in Teams – Case Studies now Published!

I am pleased announce that my book chapter on teams applying awareness practices is published. Case studies from 9 organizations are included.
April 16, 2021

Why I Don’t Believe that Productivity is Up

Productivity is Up in COVID??? I don’t believe it.  I have a hunch that busyness is up, masking as productivity, and that effectiveness, getting the right […]
March 19, 2021

How Much Time is Your Team Spending on Value Creation?

Value Creation If you are reading this post you likely lead a professional services team or a team of knowledge workers.  For your organization, value creation […]
March 3, 2021

How I Will Prepare for 24 Hours Unplugged

Previously Unplugged The National Day of Unplugging is this Friday, March 5, 6pm – Saturday, March 6, 6pm,  twenty four hours, screen and TV free.  Despite […]
February 26, 2021

How Swimming Taught me Focus

Unplugged in Childhood In my childhood, being unplugged just meant not watching TV.  Neither cell phones nor smartphones were present.  This was in the 70’s and […]
February 17, 2021

Unplug to Rest

Rest Like Your Pet I grew up with dogs.  There were many basset hounds in our family.  These wrinkly creatures plod about in a mostly slow, […]
February 12, 2021

Unplug Like a Canadian

A Canadian National Day of Unplugging The countdown to the first Canadian Day of Unplugging is upon us.  Twenty-two days from today, corporate and non-profit teams […]
February 5, 2021

Busting the Busyness Culture

A Love of Busy I spent most of my career thinking that I was thriving on busyness.  As a management consultant, busyness via multi-tasking was rewarded.  […]
February 1, 2021

Unplug from Technology and Distraction this Winter

We invite you and your entire organization to join the Canadian National Day of Unplugging, March 5-6, 2021.   Unplug for 24 hours from 6pm EST Friday […]
January 6, 2021

Uncertainty – A Gateway to Attention

Uncertainty in 2020 I enter into this new year as a different person.  Of course, each year I am a new version of myself.  However, this […]
January 1, 2021

Your Team’s Brain – Rewired

Remote Forever It is no secret that more remote working is here to stay, even after this pandemic is over.  A new role is emerging in […]
December 17, 2020

Unplug for a Day

Let’s Unplug There is a growing movement to support each other in taking a technology break.  Why? 79% of people admit technology distracts them from connecting […]
December 10, 2020

Choose Effectiveness Over Efficiency

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.”  – Peter Drucker, management guru In November, I posted an article about why you can […]
December 8, 2020

Organizations Can Create Conditions for Productivity with Wellbeing

A recent article in The New Yorker Magazine reveals new ideas on how to improve knowledge worker productivity. I agree that a more organization-driven approach is […]
December 1, 2020

Digital Wellness in the Time of COVID

 “CoronaVirus ended the screen time debate. Screens won,” Nellie Bowles, New York Times. In Lockdown Again It is the end of November 2020 and many of […]
November 24, 2020

Quick Wins to Reduce Screen Overload

Attention Leaders If you lead a team or an organization, please pay attention to the film, The Social Dilemma (on Netflix). Why? People you work with […]
November 21, 2020

Do you have Virtual Meeting Overwhelm?

Connecting during COVID We are all experiencing more virtual meetings than ever before.  If we weren’t aware of too much screen time before COVID, we are […]
November 16, 2020

Short (!) Exercises to Train Focus

In the previous November 2020 insights, you read about why focus and attention are important in the 21st century and about the link between focus and […]
November 13, 2020

Why you can Focus Better when Aligned on Purpose

Most of us have Difficulty Focusing Do you feel reactive and distracted?  Does everything seem like it is top priority?  Do you have the nagging feeling […]
November 10, 2020

The Importance of Focus and Attention in the 21st Century

We live in a world of overwhelm, digital and otherwise.  In this pandemic, we are all facing fatigue, bad news bombardment, and lockdown lows.  There is […]
October 29, 2020

What is a conscious organization?

The Conscious Organizations virtual conference, October 28-30, 2020, hosts 17 global thought leaders with ideas and methods for creating a conscious organization. I am honored and […]
October 7, 2020

A Mother-Daughter Experience From Canada and Armenia at the Horasis Global Meeting

What is Horasis? Horasis is a global visions community dedicated to inspiring our future.  Pre-covid, events designed to foster cross sector and cross country dialogue were […]
September 1, 2020

Leadership is about Attention

Leading with Attention In August 2020 I had the opportunity to deliver an interactive virtual workshop for Dr. Anita Nowak’s Leadership class at McGill University in […]
July 27, 2020

7 Mistakes Hindering Sustained Value Creation  

Photo Javier A Barros
June 19, 2020

Strengthening Human Connection – With the Body, Through a Screen

Virtual Meeting Overwhelm We are all experiencing more virtual meetings than ever before. If we weren’t aware of too much screen time before COVID, we are […]
April 1, 2020

Zooming with the Distraction Monster

Most of us are working from home these days. I am in week four! I read a lot about the opportunity to slow down during this […]
October 18, 2019

Hosting a Big Meeting? Experiment with Device-Free

In July 2018, I had the privilege of facilitating a diverse stakeholder group in Dublin.  The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) hosted the workshop. DFI was […]
September 18, 2019

Prototyping a Social, Digital, And Physical Future Workplace

ET Group’s 2019 Societal Transformation Lab This is the story of ET Group’s (ETG) journey through the Societal Transformation Lab (s-lab).  ETG is a Toronto-based collaboration […]
September 16, 2019

An Intro to Social Presencing Exercises: Applied

This is part of a series on Social Presencing. Find other posts here: June 11, 2019 post, Social Presencing – A Practice for Tapping into Collective […]