Oxygen Masks from Ireland to Australia

“All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.” – Steven Spielberg

I recently was invited to speak about Your Oxygen Mask First at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and was excited, honoured and deeply humbled to visit a campus so rich in history and deep traditions. It was an incredible experience to meet and speak to their senior leaders and other executives from the area. I was particularly struck, as I spoke with COO Geraldine Ruane, of their innovative programs and drive to get better and better and to add more value – not to rest on the laurels of the past.

This opportunity was one of many invitations I’ve received – in the Middle East, India, the UK and US – to speak about the 17 habits in my book, and it’s been very interesting to review the results of the Self-Assessment (to determine the habit they most need to master, in that moment) completed by participants around the world.

“The only thing that is constant is change.” ― Heraclitus

When we polled the audience about their #1 habit, the results were quite evenly distributed, across all the habits. It’s a reminder that we all have different things going on in our worlds, at different times – and even though we may have mastered one habit, that helps to address an issue in one particular time, we often need to master different ones, to help us handle different circumstances, at other times.

And that’s why I wrote the book – to read and re-visit, as a toolkit to deal with whatever life brings you, in any given moment. If you’d like to complete – or re-do – the Self-Assessment click here.

upcoming speaking engagements:


The Growth Faculty – Building High Performance Teams, with me, Patrick Lencioni (Author, Founder of The Table Group) and Whitney Johnsen (Innovation and Disruption Theorist, Author, Coach).

  • March 13, 2019 – Sydney in The Event Centre, The Star, Sydney
  • March 15, 2019 – Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne


Gravitas Impact Premium Leadership Event with Jack Stack, author of The Great Game of Business

November 16-18, 2018 – Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, Vancouver, BC

Acetech Summit, BC’s best tech leadership conference

  • April 3 to 5, 2019 – Whistler, BC 

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If you know of any company or industry event that would appreciate an energetic, practical and straight-talking presentation, let me know. We may even have a few laughs…

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