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Richard's Views

This section of my site is ideally a forum where I share my latest ruminations on the theory behind my practice, in hopes that they will spark reflection and discussion among my Web visitors.

Many of the writings I post here will be concepts that I’m toying with and testing for my next book, titled "Success". I invite you to send your comments directly to me at I will respond to many of these on this site.

red arrowRichard is leading “Active for life” – Igniting a movement to healthy and successful kids
Learn about Richard's leading role in an innovative new campaign, Active for Life. read more

red arrowCanada Delivers at the 2010 Olympics!!!
Learn about the role Richard played as a member of the delegation at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, and how he helped contribute to Team Canada's record medal count... read more

Building a Successful Legacy, One Purposeful Act at a Time
The Banff Centre, one of Canada’s most well-known and successful professional development hubs, is 75 years old. How do you even begin to measure such legacy?

First you can list concrete achievements: the thousands of performances, exhibitions, and programs The Banff Centre has delivered over the years. You can also consider the more than 250,000 alumni who have attended different programs. However, to appreciate the true scope of this legacy, you must look further. You must account for the intangible, fleeting outcomes behind those numbers.... read more

This article appears in the Summer 2008 issue of The Banff Centre's Leadership Compass.

Integrating Purposeful Relection and Performance
You attend meetings, type frenetically on your Blackberry then return phone calls – you multitask your way through your day. You are an effective manager who gets things done! Or are you?... read more

This article appears in the Summer 2007 issue of The Banff Centre's Leadership Compass.

The Success Formula, Step 1: Building Your Ideal Future State
My last article generated a lot of interest, especially around the suggestion that to achieve true success, it is necessary to “make the abstract components of success tangible and definable.” ... read more.

The Success Formula: Success = Results Delivered x Fulfillment Lived
My professional purpose is clear - I am hired to coach people and organizations to achieve their highest potential in terms of success... read more.