Posts Categorized: Reflection

In Memory of Don McQuaig

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“Leaders cast long shadows. If you don’t like the results you are getting – look carefully in the mirror. Every time I have done so…inevitably I found that I was the source of the problem. That is both the sobering reality and a huge opportunity.” – Don McQuaig, President, MICA Each of us can look… Read more »

How Olympians Stay Motivated

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With the 2014 Olympics having reached a close, we often praise the physical training put into competing in such an event.  But beyond that, how much do we really think about what goes into the performance of the Olympians?  It’s easy to forget that the hard work of the athletes stretches far beyond physical efforts. … Read more »

Mt. Kilimanjaro….A Summary

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              Greetings, So, here are a few lessons from my Kili Climb – 1)    Why / what / how – I started with clarity as to the “why”, the “what” was tremendous, and the “how” was prescribed. Having one goal is powerful – no distractions, no peripheral activities…just focused attention… Read more »

Reaching the Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Here’s more from Edyta’s adventures atop Mt. Kilimanjaro… January 18 (morning) – Everything EVERYTHING is damp and cold feeling this morning. Five degrees outside.  But you just pick yourself up, dry your sleeping bag as best as you can and continue on. Little disciplines, routines… Showering with a baby wipe is still… painful. January 18… Read more »

Up Mt. Kilimanjaro They Go…

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MarchFifteen President, Edyta Pacuk, and her fellow climbers for the Outward Bound Canada Women of Courage program are on their way up Mt. Kilimanjaro! We have been lucky to receive updates from Edyta on their progress this week… all the way from Tanzania!!! Check out what the group has been up to and keep following us for… Read more »

The Giving Field

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This piece on making a social footprint, is based on the idea of purposeful living. In this blog post written by Warren Nilsson of Organization Unbound, two individuals, from a small organization in Montreal called L’Abri en Ville, speak about the exchange of giving that takes place when those who volunteer become positively affected by… Read more »

Kili Countdown

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It costs Outward Bound $2,000 to send one woman who has suffered violence to a transformational experience in the Canadian Wilderness.  The Women of Courage (WOC) program helps participants discover their strengths and provides the tools to allow these strengths to be used confidently in daily life. I want to fundraise enough money to allow… Read more »

Why Don’t We “Get It”?

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Seth Godin posted a great blog on October 16th titled “I Don’t Get It” (see a full copy of the blog posting at the end of this message). In it, he points to the more and more common, and quite frightening, trend of people quickly giving up when facing complexity or not understanding what is… Read more »

Being Genuine…A Guest Blog by Jay Woo

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We are privileged to feature a blog written by Jay Woo, the newly appointed CEO and President of the CAA Group of Companies. Jay and his Team are truly committed to championing a culture of engagement and transparency at CAA. This is also a reflection of his personal values and beliefs and resonates in all… Read more »