[FLR] | 5 Habits That Change Managers Into Leaders | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday! Leaders can manage, but managers are not always the best leaders. The best kind of a manager nurtures and leads their team to excellence. They are the type of professional that both motivates, helps support, and guides their team to achieve the results the organization is hoping to achieve. Which are you? Inc. | 5 Habits That Change Manager

[MMM] | The Monday Morning Blues… | Monday Morning Motivator

Good Monday morning,   Do you get the Monday morning blues? According to a poll, 63% of professionals struggle with this condition. You feel anxious and stressed out about the week ahead. Recognized as an acute condition affecting nine-to-five workers and students. The symptoms include anxiety, helplessness and depression. It’s an indicator of a high amount of job

[MMM] The “Relationships” Editon

Good Monday Morning,   “Is there anything you fear or worry about in your career that you didn’t accomplish?”   This was the final question to which Barbara Walters responded from her 2 hr special where, for the first time, she was the subject of the interview. As Barbara’s final formal role on television this special focused

[FLR] August 18 | The “Leadership” Edition

Happy Friday,   In my first role as an executive recruiter, I worked for an organization that truly approached the way it led & managed its organization from a different perspective.   The org chart said it all.   The President was at the bottom.   He truly believed in the concept of servant leadership.

[MMM] 3 Questions You Should Ask About Your Next Career Opportunity

Happy Monday morning,   They say in life that things happen in threes, except, I’m thankful that kids come one at a time (mostly). It seems that there are patterns in our lives. Opportunities and challenges that tend to happen in a set of sequences. I think it is the same with our careers. There often

[FLR] Why Conflict Should be Embraced

Happy Friday,   Conflicts are part of any work situation. In fact, a lot of leadership coaching is structured around teaching professionals how to navigate around and communicate difficult messages.   Conflicts are not always bad. They can be a sign of a strongly engaged group of employees who truly care.   SHRM | Why

[MMM] Set Your Goals High and Don’t Give Up Until You Reach Them

Good Tuesday morning,   Help wanted! Must be: 5’9″ tall Good eyesight Team player Curious by nature Good hand-eye coordination Bilingual Great public speaker Quick learner Multi-tasker Good with heights Extremely well educated   Sound like you? Unfortunately, you missed the window for this opportunity.   The Canadian Space Agency has just announced two new

The “Apology” Edition

Happy Friday!   I was in line at Tim Hortons only to realize that I had “jumped the cue”. The irony was that the person I jumped in front of said, “I’m sorry”. I replied, “Only in Canada would we say sorry to the person who butted in front of us.”   Leadership is like

Work. Made Easy. (It is, in Zachary’s Case.)

Happy Monday!   Planes, trains and automobiles; this has been my week. I have spent this week in three cities: my home base Ottawa, our office in Vancouver for meetings, then back to Toronto. I travel often and on multiple forms of transportation. I have met a variety of pleasant people, and the odd grumpy person, along my trips. One person stood

[FLR] How Busy Leaders Take Time to Think

Happy Friday!   This past week, each day I have been taking 15 minutes to listen and think. I don’t look at my phone or email.   I am just present.   As leaders, we are all busy. Taking the time to process and think is key to clearer decision making and better performance. It also leads to the