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

[MMM] Three Important Questions To Ask About Your Next Opportunity

March 27, 2017 | The “Threes” Edition   Happy Monday morning,   They say, in life, that things happen in threes. It seems that there are patterns in our lives: opportunities and challenges that tend to happen in a set of sequences.   In careers, there often are sets of elements that converge to either lead toward, or away from,

[FLR] The Secret Fear That Causes Bosses to Micromanage

March 17, 2017 | The “Micromanage” Edition   Happy Friday!   We have all experienced this at some point in our career, being micromanaged. In a research project of 5000 leaders about micromanagement, the main driving behaviour was fear. 48% of leaders are driven by being seen as an expert and 41% of leaders have a strong need

[MMM] | 1 Simple Idea to Move Your Career Forward – Guaranteed!

March 20, 2017 | The “Window Seat” Edition   Good Monday morning,   Let’s face it. For most of us, cleaning our home is not the most exciting thing we look forward to in the week, hence the term “chore”.   Then, came the Dyson.   James Dyson, founder of The Dyson Company, has completely revolutionized