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[MMM] 2 Ways You Can Stand Out In Your Career In a Noisy World | Monday Morning Motivator

Good Monday morning,   Last week, I shared rule #1 on how to make a great career decision. Here are my final two thoughts on how to make better career decisions:   Rule #2: Be true to you.   In 2006, Time magazine announced their “Person of the year” award (drum roll please) – YOU! Their reasoning

[FLR] “The Unexpected Trait That Moves Leaders From Good to Great” | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   22 economists made predictions about what would be happening with interest rates in 2015.   100% of them were wrong.    The Bank of Canada made a surprising move & reduced rates to stimulate the economy. Smart leaders will do the unexpected. They have the courage when responding to a new set of

[MMM] A Challenge – Too Many Career Options | Monday Morning Motivator

Good Monday morning,   On the same floor in our Toronto office was the former Cadbury Schweppes (they owned a number of brands you would recognize, including Dentyne). A few years back, I entered the elevator at the same time as one of their staff. I asked her how business was doing. She expressed that

[FLR] “We Need Good Teamwork, Not Good Luck” | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   Good luck this year! …You are so lucky to have that project. …What a lucky find you have in that new hire. …That was amazing luck about that new client.   We use the “L” word as if it is fact. The fact is, strong leaders don’t have a lot of luck, but they do have

[MMM] Your Next Career Opportunity Is Closer Than You Think | Monday Morning Motivator

Happy Monday,   Archaeologists discover mythical Tomb of Osiris in Egypt.   This headline caught my attention, but not because of the obvious. This tomb was discovered by a Spanish team of Archaeologists. This is an ancient tomb modeled after the mythical Tomb of Osiris. The complex includes a shaft that connects to multiple chambers,

[MMM] The 3 Most Important Words For Your Career In 2015 | Monday Morning Motivator

Welcome to the first Monday of 2015.   I have been thinking about what I could share with you that would summarize the most important things to focus on this year. There are three things:   Courage: Bravery, valor, fearlessness, intrepidity, nerve, daring, audacity, boldness, grit.    Adaptability: Versatile, modifiable, convertible, alterable, adjustable, changeable; multipurpose, all-purpose.  

[FLR] “Top Lessons We Learned from Gutsy Canadian Leaders in 2014″ | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   2014 was certainly a challenging year to be a leader, particularly if you were involved with any airline based in Malaysia, a company called Sony, or the Los Angeles Clippers. It was a very good year to be a leader at Apple, WestJet & Beats.   We cannot predict what lies ahead in 2015, but

[MMM] Your Career Goal is Closer Than It Appears | Monday Morning Motivator

Good Monday morning,   Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.    Every time you get in your car, this truth is spoken to you.   This safety requirement is engraved on passenger side mirrors of vehicles in the USA, Canada and India. The mirror’s convexity gives you better field of view, but

[FLR] “The 10 Best Leadership Lessons From 2014″ | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   This is the last, very last Friday of 2014, as a leader, this is a great time of year to take stock of your accomplishments. It is very easy to look at what needs to be improved, more importantly, it is a great opportunity to embrace the changes that have occurred within your

[MMM] Scrooge’s Advice On a Better Future For Yourself…. | Monday Morning Motivator

Good Monday morning,   One of my all time favourite moves at this time of year is A Christmas Carol. This movie is based upon Charles Dickens book first published December 1843, and loosely upon the relationship that Charles had with his father. Although this film is widely regarded as the best film version of