[MMM] | Leadership and Canada Are About the Power of “And”

July 4, 2017 | The “And” Edition Happy Tuesday,   I hope you enjoyed your Canada Day weekend.   We just celebrated 150 yrs of federation in Canada. I was out visiting a few clients and our team in our Halifax office and “popped” over to Charlottetown for Canada Day. I went to a presentation

[FLR] | 5 Leadership Lessons From Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau | Friday Leadership Report

June 30, 2017 | The “O Canada” Edition Happy Friday!   Tomorrow is a very big day for all of us who live in Canada.   Canucks only make up 0.48% of the world population, yet everywhere I have traveled in this world, faces light up when I share I’m a Canadian. We have been fortunate to have

[MMM] | You could be 10 Seconds Away From Something Better In Your Career

Happy Monday, There are times in our professional and personal lives where we know what we need to do; we just need to courage to do it. One of our coaches on our team shared this one straightforward but powerful idea. It is probably one of the most practical principles that I have heard in years.

[FLR] | 31 Yr Old Mentors CEO of a $44 Billion Dollar Company | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday!   I’ve been very fortunate in that I have consistently had wonderful mentors in my life. I stumbled on this concept early, in Cubs and with Youth Club leaders.   At the beginning of my business career, I met with a retired famous athlete for several years. I am also lucky enough to have four

[MMM] | Why “You’re Just Lucky to Be in the Right Work” Is Simply Not Good Enough

Happy Monday morning!   “The greatest luxury is the luxury of being yourself.”   Does this sound familiar? Is it even true?   According to Gallup, 58% of Canadian professionals aren’t in the right work situation. One of the great myths is that being yourself is a luxury. My opening line this morning comes from an advertisement

[FLR] | How To Advance as Leader Without Being a Workaholic

Happy Friday!   I confess I’m an alcoholic.   That got your attention right? I’m not an alcoholic – but if I said “I’m a workaholic”, would that statement have the same amount of impact?   Studies show that approximately 10% of our workforce are workaholics. We accept that someone is married to their job at the expense

[MMM] | President Barack Obama’s Career & Leadership Advice | Monday Morning Motivator

June 12, 2017 | The “Disruption” Edition   Good Monday Morning,   Yes, we can? Yes – he did.   This past week, I was fortunate enough to be invited to hear Barack Obama speak in Montreal. He emerged after taking a much-needed break from having one of the biggest jobs on the planet.   I was

[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