Category Archives: Failure
8 Tips For Changing Leadership Habits

August 29, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group Productivity and innovation. Two things everyone is looking to achieve. This Harvard Business Review article, Your Innovation Problem Is Really A Leadership Problem, presents an interesting perspective: ‘It isn’t either/or. It’s both/and.’ Or as we would say, one and the same. For both to be effective and lasting, […]

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Tango With Intuition

July 11, 2013

By Michael Tatham Jr, CEO, The Tatham Group Do you ever wonder what event or series of events have built your intuitive sense? Despite rationality proving time-and-again our intuitive responses are wrong, why do we settle to ‘do what we have always done’? Some say it’s a matter of breaking habits; other argue that it comes from a lack […]

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Embracing Failure

April 10, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group “My mother told me that failure is not the opposite of success; it is a stepping stone to success.” ~ Arianna Huffington “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill I know that failure is a natural part […]

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Grab a Compass and Ditch the Roadmap

March 18, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group I stepped onto the late evening flight exhausted and frustrated after a day of delays and shuffling, knowing I would miss the last connecting flight back to Toronto and have to stay overnight. Every business traveller has been there, myself more times than I care to count. I […]

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Everyone is a Gatekeeper

March 5, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group This morning began as every other morning with one exception. My daughter decided she did not want to go to preschool today. “You will have fun!” She shook her head.  “Today is ballet class…you don’t want to miss that do you?”  We’ve moved to ignoring now.  “Don’t you […]

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At the Heart of Health Care – Part I

July 23, 2012

By Cathy O’Neill, Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Quinte Health Care Cathy O’Neill works in a health network of four hospitals with a plethora of patient services. She has a passion for ensuring patient safety and a determination to find the root cause of problems in order to fix them once and for all. Cathy has […]

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A Framework for Success in the Real World

April 23, 2012

By Michael B. Tatham, President, The Tatham Group  The best kind of change initiative at any level is one that is not formally announced and occurs covertly.  I learned this from my father.  And, as usual, the message was presented in a manner that made me work to understand the lesson. It was the middle […]

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Don’t Just Think Outside the Box…Jump Out of It!

April 16, 2012

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group Every entrepreneur knows there are costs and benefits to starting their own business.  As a company of one there is a lot of stress and more work to do than time to do it.  There is also the ability to make quick decisions, maintain a personal relationship with […]

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Perfecting New Skills

April 2, 2012

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group  I will admit it.  I’m a perfectionist.  I hold myself to a high standard and then strive to reach beyond it every day.  Colleagues tell me to relax a bit – ‘done is better than perfect’ is a saying I hear frequently. And they are right in some […]

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Change or Die: A Cautionary Tale

March 13, 2012

By John Munce, Relationship Executive, The Tatham Group My friend Sam’s heart attack laid him low enough that he actually listened to the doctor.  The words were simple.  Change how you live or expect to die before age 50.  He grabbed the whole program and the result was dramatic.  I call that the health bankruptcy […]

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