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Using an External Facilitator--Why Bother?!?

Using an External Facilitator–Why Bother?!?

By David Gouthro / March 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

I recently sent out a three question survey to approximately 40 clients who have used external facilitators. My purpose was to develop a better understanding of their reasons and rationale for using an external facilitator . . . rather than engaging an internal facilitator . . . or none at all. The majority of respondents […]

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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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If you have a great ambition take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it, but if the step is only a tiny one, don't worry if it is the largest one now possible. ~ Mildred McAfee