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[FLR] 5 Minute Exercise to Break Your Leadership Creative Rut

May 26, 2017 | The “Creative” Edition   Happy Friday!   Leadership takes creativity.   I was reminded of this by a brand new campaign by Sweden. The country just listed all of its free public spaces on Airbnb. Remember this is the country that created IKEA!   I was sitting in a coffee store in Vancouver and struck up

[MMM] | Managing Your Career in Uncertain Times

May 23, 2017 | The “Risk” Edition   Good Tuesday Morning,   We live in a very uncertain world.   I was reminded of this last year when I got a Facebook status update from my daughter who was in Brussels the very day of the bombing, letting me know that she was safe. I

[FLR] | “Stop Focusing on Their Goals & Actually Get Sh*t Done”

May 19, 2017 | The “Busy” Edition   Happy Friday!   I was having a leadership coaching session this week & one of the discussion points was about the amount of demands on this leaders time. Smart leaders, recognize it’s not about being busy, as much as it is about getting things done. Are you just busy or are

[MMM] | The One Thing You Do Have Control Over in Your Career

May 15, 2017 | The “Talent” Edition Good Monday morning,   U2 just launched The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 and played in Vancouver on Friday night. They are playing a limited number of events on this tour.   Music is a big part of our culture. In fact, most of us have a soundtrack in our life. When we hear

[FLR] | Why Being a Mother Makes Me a Better Leader

May 12, 2017 | The “Mom” Edition   Happy Friday!   Let’s face it, our first experience with leadership is with our mother. Leaders influence, shape, guide, support, teach, encourage and hold us accountable. The greatest thing a leader can do is what mothers do – help us become more of who we were created to be. The best

[MMM] | 4 Different Office Personalities in Your Office

May 8, 2017 | The “Chemistry” Edition   Good Monday morning,   High performing companies and professional sports teams, like our Ottawa Senators, have this in their room: Team Chemistry.   This corporate client has seen a dramatic turn-around on their team this year. Key things that have changed include the chemistry in their dressing room, a positive

[FLR] | What Your Boss is Thinking When You Disagree With Them

May 5, 2017 | The “Thinking” Edition   Happy Friday!   There is one thing the best leaders are secretly looking for: people on their team to disagree with them.   I love what Margaret Heffernan shares. “If we aren’t going to be afraid of conflict, we have to see it as thinking.” She really reframed this concept for

[MMM] | The Secret to Getting Things Done.

May 1, 2017 | The “Follow-Through” Edition   Good Monday morning,   One of my clients once shared with me that 10 years ago he had an idea about combining water and vitamins as a great way of killing two birds with one stone.   Sound familiar?   Have you ever had an idea and sat on it,

[FLR] | How Leaders Can Balance Logic And Emotion To Make Better Decisions

April 28, 2017 | The “Balance” Edition   Happy Friday!   We had such a good feeling about this person…   Have you ever heard this said about someone that was let go on your team?   There is some interesting research on using your intuition (feelings) while balance information (facts) to determine who would make a good fit

The Impact of Hiring a “Star” on Your Team

April 24, 2017 | The “Star” Edition   Good Monday morning,   There is an oft-used statement; there is no I in a team, my response to that. There is an “I in win.” The key to success in all organizations is the caliber of the people that are involved. Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, signed off