[FLR] Ten Things Only Bad Managers Say

July 22, 2016 | The “Words Matter” Edition   Happy Friday,   I discovered my love for words later in my life. I discovered this through the writing of Margaret Visser in her Massey Lectures and the book based upon those lectures Beyond Fate. What I appreciate the most is the way she gets to the

[MMM] Pokémon GO & Your Next Career Opportunity

July 18, 2016 | The “Go” Edition   Good Monday morning,   I am not one for following the crowd. My initial reaction when everyone is excited about a movie, song, or trend, is to avoid it. For example, I never did see Jurassic Park nor Ghostbusters for that very reason.   This month’s trend is

[FLR] How Pixar Leaders Hit Home Runs Every Single Time

July 15, 2016 | The “Dory” Edition   Happy Friday,   Pixar just gets it. My kids are well beyond “core” Pixar ages, however I went to see Finding Dory this past Saturday. As expected, they have another home run on their hands. As they say, the proof is in the pudding. PIXAR movies have

[MMM] Why Great Leadership is Really Common Sense: What I learned from Leonard Lee, Founder of Lee Valley Tools

July 11, 2016 | The “Godspeed” Edition   Good Monday morning,   Last week, I lost a person that was extremely influential in my life: Leonard Lee, Founder of Lee Valley Tools.   When I was starting my company, I thought of business people that I admired and respected, and I reached out to grab coffee with

[FLR] Your Boss Or Client Hates Your Work – Here’s What To Do

July 08, 2016 | The “Oh Boy” Edition   Happy Friday,   I hate the word “hate”. Ok – let me rephrase that statement. I strongly dislike the word, hate. There are times when your boss really doesn’t like what you have done and they may even use “that” word.   Hate expresses a very

[MMM] Lessons from the Poor Fit of George Stroumboulopoulos @ HNIC

July 4, 2016 | The “Strombo” Edition   Good Monday morning,   As we celebrated Canada day weekend, we recognized our appreciation for all things Canadian. I am Canadian, but I have a confession to make. I’m not a hockey fan. I enjoy it. It’s a great game. My best friend, who I’ve known since we

[FLR] How to Lead Like Canada’s Best Prime Ministers

July 01, 2016 | The O Canada Edition   Happy Canada Day,   Tomorrow we celebrate a country – our country. What are we celebrating? We are celebrating all the things that we appreciate about Canada. From St. John’s to Victoria, we will come together as one nation to acknowledge all the great things our

[MMM] Brexit, European Championships, Sink Holes & Your Career

June 27, 2016 | The “Cs” Edition   Good Monday morning,   There are many things that Europeans are passionate about: wine, food, travel, and, yes, the game otherwise known as soccer.   I find it ironic that while the European Championship is currently happening, the majority of people in the UK voted to leave the

[FLR] How Great Leaders Apologize

June 24, 2016 | The Two Words Edition   Happy Friday,   “I’m sorry.”    Two words we can all relate to. It shows that you are honest, vulnerable, and desire to do better.   It mostly shows that you are human. Who doesn’t want to do their best work for a leader who can acknowledge where they didn’t live up to their personal or

[MMM] Making Work More Human

June 20, 2016 | The “Better” Edition   Good Monday Morning,   Back in the 90s was my first experience with seeing a colleague get a hair transplant. It was early days in that booming industry and let’s just say I don’t think the Doc did that great job on his scalp. Maybe I was paying