Our deep belief is that each of us know we’re meant for more. That there is more for us to do, more for us to give, and more for us to discover about what’s possible in our lives. The thinking and experience that has been developed here is for you to use as you continue to deepen your understanding of who you truly are and what is possible in your business and your life.

Success


 

Are You Failing Forward?

Are You Failing Forward?

Have you ever made serious mistakes in your life or business that cost you dearly? Have those mistakes ever left you feeling defeated and discouraged? Learning from failure is crucial to long-term success. Consider the following insurance claim filed by an injured...

The Best Investment You Will Ever Make

The Best Investment You Will Ever Make

Imagine someone walking up to you today and handing you $10,000 tax-free! The only catch? You must invest the entire sum in order to get the greatest ROI (return on investment) possible. Stop and ask yourself the following questions: How would you invest that money?...

Successful People Go Above and Beyond!

Successful People Go Above and Beyond!

You get what you pay for. You reap what you sow. You get out of life what you put in. Successful people understand this principle. That's why they go above and beyond what's expected! They are anything but average. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyL4cXQP0Jc&t=5s...

Leadership


 

7 Powerful Questions to Get Unstuck!

7 Powerful Questions to Get Unstuck!

Are you stuck? It happens to all of us. Even the most talented, knowledgeable, and experienced professionals have been there. If you're part of the human race, the question is not IF you get stuck, but WHEN! I feel stuck. How do I get my stride...

Are You Playing the Blame Game?

Are You Playing the Blame Game?

Successful people take full responsibility for their wins and losses. The don't play the blame game. They refuse to go through life finger-pointing and making excuses....

Can you handle the truth about your business?

Can you handle the truth about your business?

The unforgettable scene from "A Few Good Men" with Jack Nicholson drives home an unfortunate reality: many of us can't handle the truth. Often, we build illusions and constructs to avoid telling ourselves the...

Enhance Your Leadership!

Enhance Your Leadership!

(The following blog post is taken from a chapter in our eBook "Turbocharge Your Business Now!" Read on to find out how to get your FREE copy!) In his book, “The 21...

Knowledge is power… Or is it?

Knowledge is power… Or is it?

Few people are aware that it was Sir Francis Bacon who coined the Latin phrase “scientia potentia est,” which literally translates into “for also knowledge itself is power.” In...

10 Questions to Help You Play a Bigger Game!

10 Questions to Help You Play a Bigger Game!

Although you’ve achieved a measure of success, you’re not as focused as you know you should be. Your attention is divided and your results are diluted. You feel like a winner who is losing. Something isn’t quite right. Something is holding you back…

Community: Together We’re Stronger

Community: Together We’re Stronger

The Strategic Value of Community For all the discussion about the idea of community, there's very little focus on the strategic value it brings to an organization and how to make that happen. This is a serious issue. Genuinely participating in a community involves...

One Dangerous Conversation

One Dangerous Conversation

Dangerous Conversations for Transformative Results A year ago, Eric Deschamps and I sat down for what we called a "dangerous conversation". That is literally what we called it when we put it in our schedules. At that time, Eric and I shared office space. Our companies...

Fire, ready, aim?

Fire, ready, aim?

Fire, ready, aim. This phrase reflects taking action and figuring out the details later. Although some situations call for this type of response, it can often lead to undesirable results, both in life and in business. If “knowledge equals power” is an incomplete...

When It Rains, It Pours: And sometimes, this happens.

When It Rains, It Pours: And sometimes, this happens.

We travel a lot. We cover a lot of territory working with our clients across Canada and the United States. And sometimes, we’re able to take full advantage of the places we visit. Recently, Eric and I were in Phoenix for a business coaching conference and we decided...

Personal Effectiveness


 

Make an Impact: Live Life on Purpose

Make an Impact: Live Life on Purpose

Soon after the completion of Disney World someone said, “Isn’t it too bad that Walt Disney didn’t live to see this!” Mike Vance, creative director of Disney Studios, replied, “He did see it – that’s why it’s here.” Your vision gives you a reason for getting up and...

The Success is in the DOING!

The Success is in the DOING!

In a previous blog post, I wrote about The Power of Perseverance. I'm going to expand on that a little further today... Allow me to state the obvious: Success is only...

Successful People Build With Integrity

Successful People Build With Integrity

The news reveals another fallen hero. Infidelity, dishonesty, lies, fraudulent behaviour... the list goes on and on. A lifetime of effort and achievement eroded...

Vision – A Head and Heart Affair

Vision – A Head and Heart Affair

https://youtu.be/ImEi5bwExPM In a previous post, Successful People Have Vision, I wrote about the value of having a dream. A clear vision enhances one’s life exponentially. That cannot be understated. A business owner with a clear sense of direction for his/her...

The Malaise of Mediocrity

The Malaise of Mediocrity

You've likely heard of the expression dog days of summer, the most sultry time of the summer in July and August when it gets hot and steamy, and we blame it for our lethargy and inactivity. And it's a synonym for those times in our lives--or our business--when we're...

Rejuvenation of Your Business Starts with You

Rejuvenation of Your Business Starts with You

The Importance of Rejuvenation “I haven’t taken a day off in three years.” I hear comments like that on a regular basis. Far too often it’s said as a badge of honour -- the entrepreneur-martyr who is so focused on building his business that he refuses to take time for...

Fire, ready, aim?

Fire, ready, aim?

Fire, ready, aim. This phrase reflects taking action and figuring out the details later. Although some situations call for this type of response, it can often lead to undesirable results, both in life and in business. If “knowledge equals power” is an incomplete...

Business Coaching


 

What’s Your Question?

What’s Your Question?

Wouldn't it be great to have all the answers? Imagine knowing everything there is to know about every subject. You'd be the life of every party, spouting out information whenever anyone asked anything. You'd also rule the business world with all your incredible...

Rob Dale Promoted to Lead Coach for the Ottawa Team

Rob Dale Promoted to Lead Coach for the Ottawa Team

  Congratulations Rob Dale! There are few things in life and business that are more fulfilling than watching one of your own reach new levels of leadership and potential. It's with that in mind that we're proud to announce Rob Dale's promotion to Lead Coach of...

GroupThink: Maybe it’s time to take a fresh look

GroupThink: Maybe it’s time to take a fresh look

There's Power in a Group: But not in GroupThink Nothing meaningful is ever accomplished alone. It's something you'll hear the Rhapsody team say over and over. Now, that's not to say that our individual actions don't matter. It means that collectively we're stronger...

More Thinking


 

Four Questions to Steady Yourself and Your Business

Four Questions to Steady Yourself and Your Business

March 23, 2020 Are you rattled?  I’m rattled.  As a “certainty addict”, uncertain times make clear thinking and decision making a challenge. It‘s important for us to rise above the noise and find the best path forward.  There will be many conversations that we will...

Courageous Leadership in Our New Reality

Courageous Leadership in Our New Reality

March 23, 2020 A Word to Leaders Everywhere ... Winter is coming. Game of Thrones’ fans will recognize the motto of House Stark, one of the Great Houses of Westeros. The meaning behind the mantra is one of warning and constant vigilance. As the lords of the North, the...

Leading in Crisis

Leading in Crisis

March 17, 2020 This video provides insights, perspectives, and guidance for leaders who are accountable for leading the response to COVID-19 in their organization. It features the Leadership Team from Rhapsody Strategies -- Rob Dale, Eric Deschamps, and Trefor...

How to Choose a Professional Speaker

How to Choose a Professional Speaker

Is there a time of year when you get your team together all in one place? That’s the perfect opportunity to get everyone on the same page.  Good leaders seize moments like that to rally the troops and get everyone pulling in the same direction. Patrick Lencioni...

Something Has to Change

Something Has to Change

21 August 2019 If you know that something has to change in your business, but you don’t know where to start, this is for you. There are times when all of us can sense that something needs to change but we can’t exactly point out the problem. There are also times when...

5 EPIC Years

5 EPIC Years

26 June 2019 Today, Rhapsody Strategies turns 5. We began with a commitment to help build the most sophisticated leaders who would change the face of business -- no matter what industry or role they were in. And that commitment has never waned. We've been honoured to...

Rhapsody Recognizes Two New Master Coaches

Rhapsody Recognizes Two New Master Coaches

Master Coach Designation Achieved 25 June 2019 Rhapsody Strategies is thrilled to recognize that Catherine Fair and Steve Osmond have earned the designation of "Master Coach". "Master Coach" is the highest level of coaching and recognizes a Coach's achievements as an...

Good Leaders Laugh at Themselves

Good Leaders Laugh at Themselves

There's no doubt that the work that we do with clients around the world is serious business. We're with them through the ups and downs they experience. We're with them in powerful moments when they gain clarity into themselves or their businesses. The work we do leads...

Hiring the Right People

Hiring the Right People

If you fail at hiring the right people for your organization you’re in for trouble. Maybe you’re already there and that’s why you’re reading this. Let’s hope you’re not, because the risk to your organization is so high.   What’s so Risky About a Poor Hire?...

Successful People Have Six Things in Common

Successful People Have Six Things in Common

Everyone seeks success in some form. For some it is focused on business while others are seeking it in their personal lives. In our work, we spend an extraordinary amount of time working with leaders in all kinds of organizations—from solopreneurs to the leaders of...