I am the author of 12 Steps to Business Transformation and the founder of Thinking Business. I write on business, leadership and productivity topics and I share tools, tips and techniques when I find them or create them.
My intent with this blog is to provide timely, insightful and useful content that is relevant for your business, career and personal life. To get a good understanding of what I write about each week, take a look at my top five blog posts from 2016.
- How to Build a Powerful Business Strategy
- How to Use Powerful Goals to Ignite Your Business
- 4 Critical Rules for Any Business
- 13 Qualities of Successful Business Leaders
- Five Ways to Avoid the Stupidity of “Group Think”
In addition to these posts, my blog archives contains a list of all the blogs I have written since I started ThinkingBusinessBlog in January 2014.
I have worked in the engineering and construction business since graduating with an electrical engineering degree in 1989. After a brief stint in Vancouver and Seattle, I moved to Calgary in 1990 and started with an employee owned automation and construction company called Kenonic Controls. I worked my way up from an engineer in training to a lead engineer and then a project manager. In 2000, a large, multinational company acquired Kenonic Controls and I moved from project management roles into business management and then the overall director running the $100M/year engineering business in Calgary. From there, I took on a global role with responsibility for a $1.5B portfolio of projects.
I have now moved into business consulting with my new venture, Thinking Business. I spend my time working with startups, small, and medium sized businesses and non-profits. I help organizational leaders communicate vision, implement strategy, remove process inefficiencies, eliminate debt, improve profitability, cash flow and return on investment
I have been married for 29 years to my wife Kelly and we have two daughters, one son, one son-in-law, one granddaughter and one grandson. I enjoy playing hockey, going to the gym, mountain biking, mountain climbing and, of course, reading and writing.
I have also written, Strength Zone: Discover Your Place of Maximum Effectiveness;
co-chaired and co-authored a Construction Industry Institute research effort RT315 – Successful Delivery of MegaProjects;
and, been featured in a Canadian Business Magazine article Sometimes the only way to drive change is to “burn the boats”
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