[FLR] | What Your Boss is Thinking When You Disagree With Them

May 5, 2017 | The “Thinking” Edition   Happy Friday!   There is one thing the best leaders are secretly looking for: people on their team to disagree with them.   I love what Margaret Heffernan shares. “If we aren’t going to be afraid of conflict, we have to see it as thinking.” She really reframed this concept for

[MMM] | The Secret to Getting Things Done.

May 1, 2017 | The “Follow-Through” Edition   Good Monday morning,   One of my clients once shared with me that 10 years ago he had an idea about combining water and vitamins as a great way of killing two birds with one stone.   Sound familiar?   Have you ever had an idea and sat on it,

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

April 28, 2017 | The “Balance” Edition   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

The Impact of Hiring a “Star” on Your Team

April 24, 2017 | The “Star” Edition   Good Monday morning,   There is an oft-used statement; there is no I in a team, my response to that. There is an “I in win.” The key to success in all organizations is the caliber of the people that are involved. Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, signed off

[FLR] | Why Leaders Spend 10 Minutes A Day Thinking

April 21, 2017 | The “Thought” Edition   Happy Friday!   Let’s face it, as a leader you are busy. You are being pulled in multiple directions and you have all of the responsibilities and pressures that come along with this. The one thing you really could benefit from is more time.   I have the solution.  

[MMM] Seeking & Finding Your Next Opportunity

April 17, 2017 | The “Easter Eggs” Edition   Good Easter Monday morning,   I hope that you had a great Easter weekend. One of my favourite memories is of the kids running around the house, looking for all of the creatively hidden eggs.   Pure joy.   Finding your next gig and finding those delicious

[MMM] Knowing What You Really Really Want

April 10, 2017 | The “Last Words” Edition   Happy Monday morning,   We’ve all had them. A “McEpiphany”.   What’s that you ask?   I just heard of the term recently in the obituary of the NY Times best-selling children’s author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal. She authored more than 31 books.   She was having a meal in McDonald’s with her

[FLR] Difficult Conversations as Opportunity

April 7, 2017 | The “Conversations” Edition   Happy Friday!   Sometimes you’ve got to have those uncomfortable conversations in order to move forward and make progress, in business and in life.   Good leaders are willing to be direct, and address important issues to get to the core of the matter.   Fortune | The 5 Toughest Work Conversations  

3 Ways to Get Out of the Career Doldrums

April 3, 2017 | The “Doldrums” Edition Happy Monday morning,   About 20 years ago I took a learn to sail program. I spent a week with a good friend sailing around Vancouver Island. It was an amazing way not only to get to sail, but also to experience first-hand the beauty of the wildlife and scenery.  

[FLR] Successful VC Says Intuition is Everything for a Leader

March 31, 2017 | The “Gut” Edition Happy Friday!   The value of intuition is often misunderstand or devalued as a leader. Think about the best decisions you have made. How many of them have been driven by a “sense” you have?   One thing to consider is how to nurture this aspect and to understand when