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[FLR] How to Make Stress Your Friend

August 26, 2016 The “Stress” Edition   Happy Friday,   Stress is an interesting word. We can stress the need to take extra time, to get that report done or we can be stressed, that we need to get that report done. In one case, stress is a constructive concept to help us manage our

[MMM] One More Career Lesson From The Olympics

August 22, 2016 | The “Lessons” Edition   Good Monday morning,   The 2016 RIO Olympics has come to an end. Last week I shared how winning medals isn’t truly the key reason for the games. To me the Olympics are not so much about who wins medals, but the stories behind the people who participate,

[FLR] A Gold Medal Approach To Leadership

August 19, 2016 The | “Backstage Pass” Edition   Happy Friday,   There is a team behind staging the Olympic Games. The athletes and coaches are the focus of the games, but if you had backstage pass you would see teams of professionals in finance, information technology, logistics, security, lighting, sound, catering, marketing, engineering and

[MMM] Why Winning Gold Medals Isn’t Good Enough…

August 15, 2016 | The “Olympic” Edition   Good Monday morning,   I really enjoy all aspects of the Olympics. It is amazing to see individuals pursuing their very best. The majority of athletes will leave the Olympics without a medal – that is the reality – but they will all go home changed people.   Some of those changes will be positive:

[FLR] Coaching can Make or Break an Olympic Athlete

August 12, 2016 | The “Gold” Edition   Happy Friday,   True story, Hamish Carson, a 27-year-old ecologist Olympic athlete representing New Zealand in the 1500m track at Rio has a coach. Here’s the key – his coach is 94 years old. Arch Jelley’s first Olympic games as a coach was in 1956.   It really doesn’t matter what

[MMM] A Beautiful Career is Possible & it Looks Like This

August 8, 2016 | The “Authentic” Edition   Good Monday morning,   One of my absolute favourite people in the world just passed away. He doesn’t know me, but I have grown to deeply admire him.   Bill Cunningham.   I first learned of him through the documentary Bill Cunningham’s New York. (The doc is 10/10

[FLR] Why You Should Encourage Conflict

August 5, 2016 | The “Fisticuffs” Edition   Happy Friday,   Conflicts are part of any work situation. In fact, a lot of leadership coaching is structured around teaching professionals how to navigate around and communicate difficult messages.   Conflicts are not always bad. They can be a sign of a strongly engaged group of employees who truly care.

[MMM] Avoiding Leadership Mistakes (& How Ron MacLean Got His Job Back)

August 2, 2016 | The “Big Boss” Edition   Good Tuesday morning,   Not long ago, I wrote about how I am not very interested in hockey and despite that fact shared some thoughts. Well, I’m going to share some more thoughts about the sport.   If you remember, I shared my thoughts about George Stroumboulopoulos

[FLR] The Future of Leadership Coaching

July 29, 2016 | The “Leader” Edition   Happy Friday,   Career and Leadership coaching helps reveal what is already there inside you waiting to be liberated and supported. The below inspiring quote by author Marianne Williamson is one that I feel well articulates the underlying beliefs of many career and leadership coaches.   Who is your Leadership Coach?

[MMM] You Can Do Great Work Like Zachary Does

July 25, 2016 | The “Magic” Edition   Good Monday morning,   Planes, trains, and automobiles; this has been my week. I have spent this week in three cities: my home base Ottawa, our office in Vancouver for meetings, then back to Toronto to meet with John Madigan our new Director, Corporate, GTA (and a fellow Irishman