Welcome to Capacity Building Solutions

  • Do you often feel like it’s lonely at the top and that very few people can understand your stress and pressures?
  • Do you sometimes feel out of your depth with your leadership responsibilities?
  • Do you often feel that success in business shouldn’t be this hard to achieve?
  • Would you like to be held more accountable for the results you desire for your business/organization?
  • Would you like to accelerate your professional learning and growth?
  • Would you like to be more proactive about making positive changes in your company?
  • Are there things you’d like to do with your business and/or personal life that you cannot get to because of time and resource limitations?
  • Would you like to make better decisions that lead to better results in a more timely fashion?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then we can help!

The whole purpose of Capacity Building Solutions Inc. is to create more effective leaders who exceed even their own high expectations.  Our goal is to change the world for the better one leader at a time!  We have many ways we go about this goal including peer based learning, executive coaching, meeting facilitation, training sessions/workshops, customized assessment tools, and providing access to other helpful resources.  If you want to grow as a more effective leader, then you’ve visited the right website!

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17Apr, 2016

Leadership Thought #352 – What I Learned From My Mom

April 17th, 2016|2 Comments

A mother is a very special person in a child's life and if you are lucky, a lingering positive presence throughout your adult life. Much of what we first learn comes from our mom. She is often the calm in the midst of the many storms we encounter. She is there for you no matter what. I am blessed that my mom had so much to offer. The following lessons are just a small sampling of her overall impact on my life:

5Apr, 2016

Leadership Thought #419 – The Problem of Attention Deficit Leadership

April 5th, 2016|1 Comment

Leaders have far too many tools to distract them these days. It's easy to default to hyper-activity mode where action and movement trumps everything else. For example, it's impossible to properly listen to someone or fully understand a situation if you are constantly checking-in and out of the conversation or thinking about what else you could/should be doing. It worries me that as business and life gets increasingly complex our leaders are losing their capacity to focus and think. More often than not, there isn't a simple answer or quick fix to issues that end up on the desk of the chief decision maker. While it has become popular these days to espouse the benefits of learning by failing, some failures are hard to recover from (and completely unnecessary). You can't just plough forward and believe that courage, confidence, speed and resilience are the primary secrets to success. The quality of your thinking, application of your experience, soundness of your judgment, and consistency of your effort are equally important.

17Mar, 2016

There Is Much To Learn From Saint Patrick

March 17th, 2016|0 Comments

You don't have to be Catholic to admire and appreciate the life of St. Patrick - the Patron Saint of Ireland. He was born more than 1,600 years ago but his memory still lives on. It certainly doesn't hurt that his holiday is often a day of much fanfare and celebration for people of Irish background. Saint Patrick himself was known to enjoy a drink or two. However the celebratory aspect of the day should not overshadow the remarkable life and good works of the man.

3Mar, 2016

Leadership Thought #403 – What Makes A Great President

March 3rd, 2016|2 Comments

In less than two months we will have a presidential election here in the United States. Billions of dollars have been spent trying to influence voters to lean one way or another. Interestingly enough a majority of people will simply vote their party line and put very little effort into understanding the position of the other candidate or their leadership abilities. As a result, a comparatively small number of swing voters in an equally small number of states will end up deterring the final outcome. As someone who certainly has a strong sense of party loyalty but has crossed party lines on many occasions this has always frustrated me. No one party has the market cornered on good ideas or is the sole wellspring of capable leaders - the history of our nation has proven this. I have spent considerable time studying leadership and observing leaders. I also enjoy reading about the presidency and the 43 occupants of the oval office. In my humble opinion, the most successful presidents have exhibited the following traits:

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