Debra’s Discoveries – May 22, 2018

I’ve been thinking…

I am going to be adding a mirror to my office- one that can return my reflection while I sit at my desk. I have always abhorred looking at myself but I think it is time that I do – not out of vanity but as a reminder. I must constantly be reminded that the fate of my company rests on my shoulders. I am the leader.

The mirror is not a reminder of who to blame when things so wrong, but a reminder of who holds the responsibility for my team. It is my responsibility to ask the right questions, to select the best path for us, to seek the best advice, to give us hope, to communicate our purpose, to model our values, and to lead us to safety when we are in danger.

So each time something goes wrong – each time there is some challenge before us – I must look to the mirror to remind me that it is my responsibility to rally my team – and together – find a way forward. I took the job and now must live up to the position.

What do you think?

Until tomorrow, GUNG Ho friends!


Happy birthday to Allen Ballard of Eurotec in Saskatoon. Allen has taught me how to treat customers with respect and how to foster loyalty even though there are always many other businesses that vie for his customer’s money. I hope you have a great day Allen!

Debra’s Discoveries – May 17, 2018

I’ve been thinking …

Entrepreneurship is an ongoing – and never ending – lesson in personal development, in relationship-building, in psychology, sociology, political science, history, economics, finance – not to mention lessons in starting, growing and running a successful business.

I think that if we ignore these things, our business suffers – and our leadership pales.

What do you think?

Until tomorrow, GUNG Ho friends!