Leadership – Part 2 of 10

Welcome back! Last week I discussed the achievement of professional competence, the first principle of leadership as I learned them in the late 80’s, early 90’s. Today’s topic is the second principle: 2 – Appreciate your own strengths and...

Leadership – Part 1 of 10

Leadership is a concept, skill, practice, and idea that I ponder often. I first received formal leadership training as an air cadet at the age of 12 or 13. 30 years later, 11 years of that as a full time Army Officer, I have learned many many lessons about this acrane...

Nostalgia Dilemma

12 years ago, in April of 2002 I officially "retired" from the Canadian Army. This "retirement" came after an 11 year career as an officer, which followed a five year stint in both the air cadets and the sea cadets. In total, I spent 16 years of my life with the...

Getting out there

I like to go on adventures and push my limits. The last time I was up at Mount Cain, I did just that, trying snowmobiling for the second time in my life. It was hard work. I rolled the sled on its side once, fell off three or four times, and generally struggled,...

Beefs!

I was hoping to be writing a post about skiing on Mt. Becher and the lift-pole baskets I am trying out right now. Alas, my thoughts were sidetracked by the following "beefs" that appeared in a recent edition of the Comox Valley Echo: A BIG DOLLOP of ice and snow down...

Tribes

How big is your tribe? Does it follow the main pack of civilization and society? I have come to realize that my tribe is in a bit of a minority... There are facts to support this too! We don't buy a new car every five years, if ever. We all try to ride bikes or walk...