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[FLR] | The Best Managers – Always – Lead By Example | Friday Leadership Report

June 9, 2017 | The “Director” Edition   Happy Friday!   “I have a high bar for myself already: I always want to do something beautiful and meaningful” said Patty Jenkins, Director of Wonder Woman.   What made Wonder Woman a “wonderful” (pun intended) movie was the leadership by Patty and the team at Warner Bros. You can

[MMM] | The “Secret” to Enjoying Your Work This Week

June 5, 2017 | The “Thankful” Edition Good Monday Morning,   Living in Canada, we have much to be thankful for.   I’m inspired by the Canadian author Ann Voskamp and her NY Times bestselling book, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare To Live Fully Right Where You Are.   Voskamp is a writer who had a busy life as

[FLR] | Three Reasons Your Boss is Constantly Disagreeing With You

June 2, 2017 | The “Conflict” Edition   Happy Friday!   Let’s face it, in all healthy relationships, there will be moments where you don’t agree with your boss. You can be thankful if both of you have the courage to have uncomfortable conversations that lead to making things better.   The one thing to keep

[MMM] | This Is My Job. I Do It Well

May 29, 2017 | The “Fit” Edition   Good Monday Morning,   “This is my job. I do it well.” said Dr. Stefanie Green.   I was struck and inspired by this statement. The absolute certainty of it.   I enjoy reading obituaries in The NY Times, almost as much as I like wandering through cemeteries. This week,

[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