Author: Tim Gibney

Can you teach courage?

Do we need to look at the animal kingdom to understand that courage can be taught? I believe we do because if we look at eagles you will find an interesting scenario; After the eaglets get to a certain maturity,

Posted in animal kingdom, courage, fly, spread your winds, teach

How’s your sense of humor?

Do you find that you see things differently when you are away from work? Recently I took 8 days off for some rest and rejuvenation and it worked. I say that because my sense of humor appeared to be working

Posted in humor, life, work

Does forcing an apology work?

Does apologizing to a specific group of people for a rude comment change things? In May a ball-player for the Toronto Blue Jays was forced/told to apologize to the LGBTQ community for a ‘slur’ he said during a base-ball game.

Posted in apology, LGBTQ, overly-sensitive, respect, respectful, Toronto Blue Jays

Have you awoken from your trance?

Have you awoken from the trance that you believe you are doing as good as you can? Recently I came across this quote by Paula D’Arcy (a psychotherapist, writer, retreat leader, and speaker); she said; “To awaken is to be

Posted in awaken, changed, trance

How do you handle an accusation?

Is there someone in your life that is creating an issue that you don’t believe is justified? Recently this has come up while I was doing some work in a large organization. It was obvious that the perpetrator of the

Posted in accusations, blame, responsibility

Do you need to be good to be lucky?

Or do you believe that luck is the key to your success? I would say that you need to be a skillful and a reliable worker to be lucky. That is because luck shows up when you apply yourself. What

Posted in luck, reliable, skillful, success

Are you your own boss?

Do you think that you are the only one who can do everything right in your business? If you answered yes to that question, I know you need to re-think that answer. I type that because if you think that

Posted in boss, business, Industry Canada, survival rate

Do you wish the pain disappeared?

Are you asking what type of pain? The short answer is any pain. I say that because most people have aches and pains in life. We have people that insulted us. We have physical ailments that are causing us issues.

Posted in insults, issues, pain, people, physical ailments

Are you focused on the right things?

Are you sure? The reason for this question is that a number of months ago I had the opportunity to interview some very successful small business leaders. I asked them what were the ways that they sabotaged their own organizations.

Posted in focus, leaders, small business

Do you have one eye on the future?

In other words, are you very concerned about what will happen for you financially? Has this become a constant pressure on your life? How has that affected you? Over the years I’ve found that when I put extra pressure on

Posted in actions, behavior, financially, future, pressure, trap