[MMM] Hiring the “Not so Hidden” Gems

April 25, 2016 | The “Winning” Edition   This past week, I spent time at both our Calgary & Vancouver offices. One of the things I noticed when walking around the cities were the amount of people wearing Blue Jay hats. There are two indicators of spring in Canada, the weather, and the Toronto Blue Jays

[FLR] ‘It’s Our Turn To Lead’: How To Engage Your Team On Earth Day

April 22, 2016 | The “Earth Day” Edition   Happy Friday!   Today we celebrate Earth Day. The first Canadian Earth Day was held on Thurs, Sept 11, 1980 and was organized by Paul D. Tinari, then a graduate student at Queen’s University.   As a leader, it’s amazing to see that something you’ve initiated has had

[MMM] Getting Hired & Getting a Better Raise in 10 seconds

April 18, 2016 | The “Wardrobe” Edition   Last week I discussed the role that interviews play in the hiring process. A key element is how you “package” yourself.   People Operations at Google states that you have about 10 seconds to make that first impression. What is one of the first things employers notice? How

[FLR] The Most Valuable Business Commodity: Trust

April 15, 2016 | The “Trust” Edition   Happy Friday!   I enjoy travelling, particularly when you can get off the beaten path and really experience your surroundings. It’s great to do an all inclusive or hotel stay, but there are other ways to travel that offer different kinds of perspectives. Over the past few years

[MMM] Most Job Interviews Suck – Here’s Why

April 11, 2016 | The “Blah Blah Blah” Edition   Good Monday morning,   What’s your greatest strength?   Blah Blah Blah   What animal would best describe you?   Blah Blah Blah   How would you handle a client who is upset?   Blah Blah Blah   This, my friend, is called an interview, and it

[FLR] 8 Things Leaders Don’t Know Are Affecting Their Choices Every Day

April 8, 2016| The “Facts” Edition   Happy Friday!   John Ioannidis, professor of Medicine at Stanford University, produced a paper showing that around 41% of highly regarded science papers were actually false. When they tried to reproduce the results, they were unable to get anywhere near what was accepted as accurate science.   Where

[MMM] Success Defined in Work by One Word

April 4, 2016 | The “Happy” Edition   Good Monday morning,   They say in real estate there is one principle that matters the most: Location, location, location. (Especially if you live in Vancouver.) What if we knew, with certainty, the one principle that would lead to true fulfillment in our lives.   As a society we

Introducing the iQuit App by CareerJoy

Good Friday morning,   At CareerJoy, we pride ourselves on the client experience. Our coaching programs are fully customized and we offer a wide range of services as Canada’s Career and Leadership Coaching firm. One of our biggest assets is adaptability: we assist our clients in navigating an ever-changing workforce.   In the past year,

A Sign Your Career Is on the Right Track

March 28, 2016 | The “Signs” Edition   Good Monday morning,   They are all around us. We just need to be aware & pay attention.   Signs.   One of my clients took up skiing relatively later in life & loves to ski with his sons. He was on a 5 day trip  at Sun Peaks Resort when

[FLR] Is It Really That Hard To Hire Great People?

Happy Friday!   I was at a meeting where two senior leaders were talking about each other’s businesses. Each was responsible for over 500 people in their organization. I was struck as they both shared how challenging it was to find “stars.”   When you have children, one of the fun things you get to