Blog

[FLR] 4 Ways to Improve Your Office’s Work Environment

Happy Friday!   Hockey season has started. One of the things I most enjoy most about sports is how directly environment and human performance can be measured in terms of results. I grew up in Toronto and it’s been a very long time since the Toronto Maple Leafs have truly reached their potential. Why is that?  

[MMM] Work Either Defines Or Aligns With You (& Why That Matters)

Good Monday morning,   Abraham Maslow said the greatest unmet need of people is our need for a sense of knowing who we are and for belonging.   He shared, “We hunger for an identity. We buy what we buy to remind ourselves – and tell the world around us – who we are.”   Advertisers play this

[FLR] 4 Essential Skills CEOs of the Future Have to Have

Happy Friday!   As the landscape of the world of work changes so do the leadership skills required.   According to Reid Hoffman the CEO of LinkedIn, these are the 4 key skills required to lead well in these times. 1) Purpose 2) Ability to empower employees 3) Willingness to learn new things 4) Active engagement

[MMM] Is Your Job Big Enough For Your Soul?

Happy Monday Morning!   Is it possible to do work that contributes in a way that is both meaningful, makes a positive impact and provides a great living?   While she was still with Unilever, Alison Leung, former Marketing Director of Dove, shared her story on my Career Conversations podcast. Her insight is ageless: Listen Here.   Alison

[FLR] | Smart Leaders Know the Difference Between Complex & Complicated. Do You?

Happy Friday!   For leaders, there are two certainties in our world.   1. There will be more competition. 2. There will be more complexity.   Your ability to thrive as a leader is a direct result of your willingness and skill in dealing with both.   It’s that simple and complex.   Inc. | Smart Leaders Know

[MMM] The Big Work Myth: Busted

Happy Monday Morning!   My work can be boring and tedious at times.   I think one of the great untruths that my profession sometimes perpetuates is that you should love every moment of your work, this is simply not true.   Starr Saphir was an amazing lady who led birding tours in New York Central

[FLR] In 8 Words, Uber’s New CEO Gave a Master Class in Leadership

Happy Friday!   Vulnerability is a key attribute to all healthy leaders and to living a healthy life.   Let’s face it, we all have times when we are struggling, when we are uncertain, or where we are living outside of our comfort zone.   Your ability to express this in a way that is honest but

[MMM] | What You Need to Do to Get Hired Quickly

Good Monday morning,   How was your first week of the “New Year”?   For most of us, our relationship with September is deeply rooted in starting a new grade or school. Our experience is that September is the start of something new; the start of a whole new journey.   Hiring managers, bosses and decision

[FLR] | Mathematicians Discovered a Secret to Reducing Regret in Your Life

Happy Friday!   We’ve all had this, especially as leaders.   It could have been a poor hiring decision, a project that went sideways, or a missed opportunity.   Regret is defined as pain or distress in the mind at something done or left undone.   It’s interesting that the pain or distress hangs about in

[MMM] | What Your Morning Commute Can Teach You About Work (It’s Not What You Think!)

Happy Tuesday!   How was your morning commute? What did you ponder over this morning?   The etymology of the word comes from the mix of two words from Latin commute: com- meaning ‘altogether’ and mutare ‘to change.   In a sense, we all come together on trains, planes, and automobiles, and change pace from our personal life to our professional