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[FLR] | Leadership and luck

Happy Friday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day or as I like to say, “Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit!”   Yes, I know I am a day early. But having been born in Ireland I’m allowed to start celebrating early.   The current Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland) Leo Varadkar, is the son of an immigrant Indian

[MMM] | When you are not feeling recognized for the work you are doing

Happy Monday morning,   The Academy Awards recognizes the very best in the movie industry, and one thing I appreciate is the variety in the awards it presents. It demonstrates that it takes a village to make a movie.   You do have to feel for Roger Deakins, the legendary English cinematographer, who finally won his first Academy Award

[FLR] Give Your Best, Not Your All!

Happy Friday!   There has been something that I have been wrestling with for the past little while. The more I have digested the thought, the more truth I sense in the statement.   Let’s say I had $100 in my pocket, and you asked me for a hand. I gave you all of my money,

[MMM] | Something More Valuable To Your Career than Bitcoin

Happy Monday morning,   Would that be plastic or…plastic money? I was reading that Sweden will be totally cashless in 3 years’ time. Money is simply an exchange of value and the newest form of it is digital currency.   One of my colleagues and I were discussing bitcoin this week and he mentioned to me that

[FLR] Want to Be More Creative? Think Inside the Box.

Happy Friday!   Something about this statement has never quite resonated with me.   “Think outside the box.”   I agree that we need to be innovative and forward thinking, but sometimes the greatest opportunities lie within the systems we already have. Sometimes we get stuck looking for some revolutionary answer when the easier answer might be found

[MMM] | The Gift of Career Disappointment

Happy Monday morning,   Things don’t always work out as planned.   I was fortunate enough to be able to attend The Roar of The Rings this past year, which is the Canadian curling qualifier for the Olympics. To be frank, I had never watched a full curling game but that weekend I viewed four full games including the finals

[FLR] | Need A Leadership Idea In 10 Minutes? Play With The Stuff On Your Desk

Happy Friday!   Some of the best ideas come in the simplest way. I remember hearing how the original BlackBerry keyboard design was created by the CEO as he noticed his young son playing in his highchair. All of the elements were set up in a semi-circle. Why should a keypad be all straight, when it could be

[MMM] | The Number 1 Way to Become a Better Leader

Happy Tuesday morning,   I love animals. As a kid I had a cat for a number of years but had always wanted a dog. I got my first dog in my late 20’s. She was a classic golden retriever and was all the goodness that that breed contains.   Since then I have had a german shepherd, gordon setter, labrador retrievers

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

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 on your team.   As a leader,

[MMM] What the Stock Market & Your Career Have in Common

Happy Monday morning,   I am not an economist by training, nor a financial planner, but it has been a very interesting week in the stock market.   You may have been observing a change in your personal net worth over this past week. This has been the worst week in the stock market in