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[MMM] Why Perfectionism Is Less Than Perfect | Monday Morning Motivator

Good Monday morning,   “That was perfect!”   Do you find yourself pursuing this standard in your life? In a leadership coaching session this week, one of my clients  who is senior in the banking world, was describing her frustration with the stress and amount of hours she was working. We were exploring whether this was

[FLR] “Why Being a Perfectionist Leader is a Perfect Mess” | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   While perfectionism is often seen as a admirable trait in leaders, in reality it is difficult to work with and for someone who is inclined that way. Ultimately, what a perfectionist is trying to achieve is to make something really really good. As a leader, how can you pursue excellence but not

[MMM] How To Spring Back & Recover Readily From Adversity | Monday Morning Motivator

Good Monday morning,   The Business Development Bank of Canada recently announced the BDC Entrepreneurial Resiliency Award. This award is focused on recognizing a Canadian business that has undergone a successful turn around and become stronger as a result of it.   Dictionary.com defines resiliency as to “spring back & recover readily from adversity.”   The Grosvenor Resilient

[FLR] “Great Leaders Think Simply” | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday, Barack Obama & Mark Zuckerberg have one thing in common, they wear the same outfit daily. Their reason’s is to keep their brain’s focused on more important things, rather than wasting time & energy on less important elements. Leaders need to determine where to simplify their life, so they can invest their talent

[MMM] We Remember Because We Are Thankful | Monday Morning Motivator

Good Monday morning, Tomorrow, we remember, so we don’t forget. Veterans Affairs Canada  states that Nov 11 should serve as “remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.” This is especially poignant based upon what has transpired over the past few weeks in our country.

[FLR] “Talent Alone Does Not Make a Leader” | Friday Leadership Report |

Happy Friday,   Strong leadership is how World War 2 was won. There is much discussion on whether talent or leadership matters. Both matter. My advice, err on the side of drive & resilience. It wasn’t the most talented soldier that made a difference, it was the soldiers & leaders who were disciplined with courage.   Bloomberg | Talent

[MMM] 3 Things I Learned From Being a Boy Scout | Monday Morning Motivator

Good Monday morning, I was walking into my grocery store and saw an ad promoting the local cubs group. Growing up I was involved with Cubs, Boy Scouts & Venturers. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the scouting movement. Lord Bayden Powel was one of my boyhood heroes and I was very fortunate to have

[FLR] “Halloween in the Office: Don’t Let It Get Too Scary” | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Halloween Friday, I have very fond memories of Halloween as a child. I reflect on the “candy” intelligence. Who had & where were the best treats. Leadership is a lot like that, identifying and executing on the best opportunities. Inc. | Halloween in the Office: Don’t Let It Get Too Scary Forbes | The 13 Spookiest Jobs BI | RANKED: The Best

[MMM] What We All Need…| Monday Morning Motivator

Sometimes in life, you are in the right place at the right time with the right set of skills & experiences… under very difficult circumstances.   Kevin Vickers, Sergeant-at-Arms, was just in on the way to the chamber when he heard shots. He ran towards the chaos. As a retired RCMP officer, he knew instinctively what

[FLR] “Manager’s Best Friend” | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,    We spend more time at work than any other place in our life. According to research from The Pet Manufacturing manufacturers, about 10% of employers have pet friendly policies. I have to admit my strong bias; I have two dogs & 1 cat.   The business reasons are very clear and supported in scientific evidence.