[MMM] Getting Prepared For The Big Interview

Dec 5, 2016 – Preparing for the “Big” Gig   Good Monday morning,   One of my all time favourite things to do in the summer is to go see a movie at the drive-in. As a kid I remember going to a bunch of them. There is something about the smell of popcorn, greasy

[FLR] How to Communicate Like a Human, Not Like a Leader | Friday Leadership Report

Dec 2, 2016 |  The Human = Engagement Edition   Happy Friday,   The most important skill you need as a leader is strong and effective communication skills.   In a Canadian leadership conducted by Leger for The Schulich School of Business, effective communication was rated as the most important attribute for a good leader. I would

[MMM] Finding The Right Work Situation

Nov 28, 2016 – The “Fit” Edition Happy Monday Morning!   I heard a great quote recently: “On the other side of complexity lies simplicity”.   Being in the right work situation is complex.   I have spent the majority of my professional career, researching, writing, speaking, coaching and working in the real world with

[FLR] Why Leaders Get Their Timing Wrong

Nov 25, 2016 | The “Timing” Edition   Happy Friday,   Today is Black Friday, the day when you can buy 60 inch flat screen TV for $129. You may have had to be in line since 2 am to get it and hopefully you didn’t get trampled on the way in. In many ways

[MMM] The Reason You Are Not Getting That Job You Are Qualified For

Nov 21, 2016 | The “Job Market” Edition   Good Monday morning,   The first event I went to this past year was a speech by Stephen Poloz, the Governor of the Bank of Canada. He was sharing the themes of the economy for this year. There was a lot of discussion around the fall in

[FLR] How To Lead People Who Are Feeling Defeated

Nov 18, 2016 The “Disappointed” Edition   Happy Friday   It happens to even the best leaders – an unexpected result. Hilary Clinton’s loss, as many have stated, was the greatest political defeat in current history. Quite frankly, it was unprecedented.   There are many things I admire about Hilary Clinton. One of the key leadership attributes she

[MMM] The Reason You Are Not Getting That Job You Are Qualified For

Nov 14, 2016 | The “Election” Edition   Good Monday morning,   As Hillary Clinton discovered this past week, sometimes the job you are expecting to get doesn’t work out. Hillary and her team, as well as the media, pundits, and the “scientific” polls, were anticipating her winning the biggest job in the world: the President

[FLR] Remember – Great Leadership Is About Great Sacrifice

Nov 11, 2016 | The “Remember” Edition   Happy Friday,   Today, we remember.   We remember the great service and sacrifice of those whom have and currently serve in our military. These are that true leaders in our society. They have offered not just their time and talent, but many have given their very

[MMM] The Real Truth About Overnight Success

Nov 6, 2016  – The Overnight Addition   Good Monday Morning!   I confess. There is a part of me that thinks that career success can happen over night.   I don’t think I’m alone in this though. I think you might be reading this today and be aware of that same secret subconscious thought.   It’s more

[FLR] Ten Signs Your Manager Doesn’t Respect You

Nov 4, 2016 | The “Respect” Edition   Happy Friday,   What does R.E.S.P.E.C.T, look like? We all want this from our leaders.   When you respect someone, you treat them with regard and you work diligently at supporting and drawing out the best for them. Respect often shows up in small ways and big