David Gouthro

From Insight to Action

From Insight to Action

By David Gouthro / December 4, 2016 / 2 Comments

Lately I’ve been trying to be more intentional about capturing the insights that enter my conscious mind when I wake up in the middle the night, walk the dog, or otherwise let my mind wander freely.  Some of them are potentially brilliant in their application! Sometimes I capture them with a photo . . . […]

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Parking Tokens-In Whose Best Interests

By David Gouthro / December 3, 2016 / 0 Comments

I wonder how much consumer research was done prior to implementing this system for pay parking at Vancouver International Airport. Personally, I am not a fan for a number of reasons, although I’m sure there is an economic driver in there somewhere—perhaps rationalized with a touch of environmental sensitivity? Please excuse my mild dose of […]

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Natural Therapy

By David Gouthro / December 3, 2016 / 1 Comment

Best therapy on a damp fall day is a walk with Maggie! Love the black and red motif!

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Courage

Courage

By David Gouthro / December 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

Reflections on courage, Canadian style! Something for us to think about.

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Being One With The Mushroom!

Being One With The Mushroom!

By David Gouthro / November 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

Sad to admit . . . sometimes I feel like being one of these . . . although perhaps not so colourful . . . and potentially poisonous!

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From Deadlines to Livelines!

Get “U” Out Of The Way!

By David Gouthro / November 21, 2016 / 0 Comments

I’m amazed at how one letter of the alphabet can cause such a profound shift in perception. I admit, this is a fairly ambiguous statement to begin an article with—and yet I’m totally convinced of the truth of it. Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of personal and professional time exploring the topics of teams, […]

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Striding Bravely Into The Darkness!

Striding Bravely Into The Darkness!

By David Gouthro / November 20, 2016 / 0 Comments

When I was asked to do a presentation for this meeting, I was uncertain as to what most people (including myself) would be interested in. So I suggested a number of topics to the program committee. They narrowed it down to two. “Striding Boldly Into The Darkness” was the one I was most unclear (and […]

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From Deadlines to Livelines!

From Deadlines to Livelines!

By David Gouthro / November 20, 2016 / 0 Comments

Deadline! The word strikes fear deep into the heart of anyone who has ever owned a watch or calendar. Think about the affect of the word. Say it over and over again: deadline, deadline, DEADLINE! How often have you engaged in a monumental physical, emotional and intellectual struggle to meet or beat a deadline? The stress, […]

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From The Forest of La Hulpe, Belgium – Reflections on Quality

By David Gouthro / November 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

The following observations were made in the forest outside a training facility in La Hulpe, Belgium. I believe that several days of thinking about quality have focused the senses through which I become aware of my surroundings. As a result, aspects of quality made themselves known through the touch of a beech tree, the sound […]

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Paradigms From Theory to Action

Paradigms: From Theory to Action

By David Gouthro / November 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

It has been about two years since we first began our work with XYZ, and over 150 managers have been through the Supporting People program. Periodically we step back and try to determine if the work we have been doing has made any difference. And every time we do that, we are repeatedly reminded of […]

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Faith is not trying to believe something regardless of the evidence; faith is daring to do something regardless of the consequences. ~ Sherwood Eddy