You are a Badass

December 27, 2018By OpKicksBook Reviews, Leadership

You are a Badass… How to Stop Doubting your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. | Author: Jen Sincero in 2013 | Are you finding yourself spending more time thinking about the things that hold you back from doing what you are born to do, instead of taking that energy and putting it into action? … Read More

The Power of Habit

November 29, 2018By OpKicksBook Reviews, Leadership

The Power of Habit… Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.   | Author: Charles Duhigg  in 2012 | Are you looking to change some routines for the better and get some more energy? While you could be comfortable with your habits, consider that this may be the time to shake it up! A … Read More

What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

October 14, 2018By OpKicksBook Reviews, Leadership

What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful! | Author: Marshall Goldsmith,  2007 | Ok, how many of us out there as Leaders or Coaches actually find ‘technical’ gaps in our up-and-coming leaders? Not too often! As leaders progress they usually have the necessary technical skills, but often their behaviours, … Read More

E-Myth Revisited

June 5, 2018By OpKicksBook Reviews, Leadership

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It. | Author:  Michael E. Gerber, 2005 | I had this book recommended to me by numerous colleagues. Last month, I was able to read it, and I just did again. I had to, it’s so fitting for many of my clients. … Read More

A Kickstart Edge for the New Year

January 15, 2018By OpKicksArticles by Trevor, Leadership

One of my mentors Brian suggested I check out this guy Andrew Neitlich and his Center for Executive Coaching to build on my 3 Cs; Competency, Credibility, and Confidence. It exceeded my expectations and put me into turbo drive! First of all, Andrew is a unique coach and trainer, and I learned an incredible amount … Read More

Breaking the Golden Handcuffs

April 12, 2017By OpKicksArticles by Trevor, Leadership

I didn’t even know I had them on. Just over a year ago, a recruiter called me about a very interesting opportunity which could have been a good fit. Through the conversation, we discussed what my salary was at that time.  He sensed my concern in what the future position compensated. He then said to … Read More

Put Some Windex On It

May 9, 2016By OpKicksArticles by Trevor, Leadership

Put some Windex on it; it will fix anything.   Spending time with my wife means watching a lot of romantic comedies.   It’s because she wants to watch them and I am so supportive.  Honest.   My Big Fat Greek Wedding has become one of my favourites of the genre. Gus Portokalos, the father of the bride … Read More

My Lean Journey Derailed, Here is How I am Getting Things Back on Track

April 14, 2016By OpKicksArticles by Trevor, Leadership

It’s hard to believe I’ve spent twenty years in the automotive industry. For the last eight, I’ve held senior leadership positions in: Logistics, Material Planning, Trucking, Internal Material flow, Engineering, Maintenance, and Operations.  And I never had a clue what I was doing. We had started doing great things before the financial crisis of 2008.  … Read More