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[FLR] Why Trust In Leadership Leads to Better Employee Performance

Jan 20, 2017 – The ‘Trust’ Edition   Happy Friday!   I confess, inevitably before I go to a new restaurant (especially when travelling) I look up reviews on YELP. Why? I trust that others who have eaten there will share their experience from an honest perspective. We live in the age of trust. Great

[MMM] One Thing Even More Important Than Your Career

Jan 16, 2017 | The “Accomplishments” Edition   Good Monday morning,   Every week I think, talk, and write about things that matter around work. I spend my time exploring challenges within organizations. I am committed to making work better for Canadians – that is my purpose and the mission of the company I lead.  

[FLR] Leadership: A Year of Losing and Finding My Way

Jan 13, 2017 – The ‘Purpose’ Edition   Happy Friday!   I was struck by the final State of the Union address by President Obama. No matter what political views you hold, President Obama and First Lady Michelle have led with grace, class, wisdom and a deep sense of love for the country, each other

[MMM] Career Advice That’s Simply Logical

Jan 9, 2017 | The “Prosper” Edition   Good Monday morning,   I just finished watching a documentary about the life of Leonard Nimoy. It was fascinating to understand his journey and the impact he made upon Star Trek series.   Star Trek just turned 50 years old this past fall. Interesting enough, the first review

[FLR] One Idea That Will Help You Become a Better Leader

Jan 06, 2017 – The ‘Better’ Edition   Happy Friday!   Better.   Every industry is built on that, a better car, better clothes, better technology, better health, better sex, better food, better work & yes, better leaders.   What will you do to become a better leader this year? What is one thing that you will

[MMM] How to Get Your Career Resolutions Right in 2017

Jan 3, 2017 | The “Commitment” Edition   Good Tuesday morning,   The parking lot is packed at my health club – welcome to 2017. The good news is that the  “New Years Resolution: I am going to get in shape” people will start to fall off the wagon. I am pretty sure in 3 weeks,

[FLR] 25 Ways to Release Your Inner Badass in 2017

Dec 30, 2016 – The New Year ‘New’ Edition   Happy Friday!   New (adj.) “Fresh, novel unheard-of, different from the old, untried, inexperienced.” (etymology.com)   In 2017 as a Leader, what will you do that is fresh, novel, unheard-of, different from the old, untried, inexperienced? You are starting this year with a blank canvas & the

[FLR] Lead Like the Best CEO Ever: Santa Claus

Dec 23, 2016 – The HO HO HO Edition   Merry Christmas & Happy holidays!   You think you have a tough job as a Leader with budgets, staffing challenges & project deadlines – how about the responsibility that good old Saint Nicolas has?   The good news? He is not responsible for doing everything. He has a great

[MMM] The Gift We All Desire This Season

Dec 19, 2016 | The “Gift” Edition   Good Monday morning,   This time of year brings back many fond memories for me, not the least being watching The Eaton’s Santa Clause Parade. It is a special time of year; we are generally more friendly, open and pleasant in nature.   As I was doing some

[FLR] 6 Things You, as a Leader, Need to Know About Technology

Dec 16, 2016 | The Technology Edition   Happy Friday,   When the leaders at Google have a complex issue, they simply Google the answer. Well, not exactly, but they do use tools such as Google to research information and help find more efficient ways to maximize their organizations productivity.   A smart leader will embrace and leverage