[MMM] One Person’s Career That Stands the Test of Time

Oct 24, 2016 | The “Raw Materials” Edition Happy Monday Morning!   I was at a conference on Orca’s Island, drinking my coffee from my lovely new mug. This was one of the prettiest places I had been in a very long time. It’s in the San Juan Islands, about a 2-hour ferry ride from Victoria, British Columbia,

[FLR] Help! My New Boss is Just a Kid!

Oct 21, 2016 | The “Wisdom” Edition   How do you handle being led by a boss who is younger than you? I may be thinking about age, due to the fact that I had a birthday this week. I’m not really a year older – just a year wiser! According to CareerBuilder, 34% of leaders

[MMM] Leading Your Team In Complex Time

Good Monday morning,   Vancouver is a port city and the main gateway for importing and exporting goods into our country.   Vancouver is also a beautiful city. I happen to get to spend a lot of time there at our office(and not just because my daughter is going to UBC). Many people in the

[FLR] Leaders, Don’t Silence Your Team

October 2, 2015 – Leaders, Don’t Silence Your Team    Leaders understand one of the key principles in engaging your team is the ability for them to have a voice at the table.   Not just a voice at the table, but a voice that is listened & heard.   INC | How to Ensure Your Employees Feel

[MMM] The Thing It Takes to Make Great Career & Life Changes

Happy Tuesday,   I hope you all had a terrific Thanksgiving weekend.   It is important to take the time to reflect upon all the wonderful things in our life. One of the many things I am thankful is the ability to run.   As I was running, I came upon this:   Fish can fly.

[FLR] Why Leaders Should Say Thank You More

Oct 6, 2016 | The “Thanks” Edition   Happy Friday,   Thanksgiving weekend is one of my favorite times of the year. It is an opportunity to connect with family & friends and celebrate all that is good. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated October 1621. The Plymouth Colony Pilgrims were sharing their appreciation of assistance with

[MMM] The Key Thing to Learn from Donald Trump’s Mistake

Oct 3, 2016 | The “Preparation” Edition   Good Monday morning,   This past week, over 100 million people watched the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Whatever your political perspective, the consensus and polls afterward clearly showed that Hillary Clinton came out on top.   In the past number of elections in both Canada

[FLR] Ford Futurist & Leader Spends All Of Her Time Thinking About the Future

Sept 30, 2016|The “Time to Think” Edition   Happy Friday,   We live in very busy & noisy times. As a leader you are constantly be bombarded with information, meeting requests, social media and multiple related demand for your attention. Yet at the same time, we need to come up with increasingly more creative and innovative solutions

[MMM] The Recipe for Career Success

Sept 26, 2016 | The “Recipe” Edition   Good Monday morning,   I have the recipe for success and it’s really simple.   I grew up in a Irish home where the most exciting kitchen invention ever introduced wasthe microwave. For most people, microwaves have their place reheating leftovers and making microwave popcorn. I don’t believe

[FLR] Are You a Traditional or Collaborative Leader?

Sept 23, 2016| The “Round Table” Edition   Happy Friday,   I’ve always been a big fan of round tables. Often we think a leader should be sitting at the head of the board room table.   Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor at Harvard Business School shared, “Collaborative leaders are those who recognize that there are critical business