[FLR] 5 Parenting Skills That Make You a Better Leader

Feb 24, 2017 | The “Lead Like a Great Parent” Edition   Happy Friday,   Parenting & leadership have much in common.   The characteristics of a great parent are similar to the characteristics of being a great leader. A parent is a developer of people; a leader is a developer of people.   When you learn how to lead

[MMM] Double-Double Your Success With These Tips

Feb 21, 2017 | The “Double Double” Edition   Good Tuesday morning,   It’s RRRoll Up the Rim time again in Canada. When we think of Canada we think of many things – humble and kind people, Rocky Mountains, Hockey, and of course, Tim Hortons coffee.   A couple of years ago, I was fortunate to

[FLR] Proof Donald Trump Is A Poor Negotiator

Feb 17, 2017 | The “Negotiation” Edition   Happy Friday!   5 yr olds and leaders generally have this in common: the ability to negotiate. Sometimes leaders just act child-like.   I was always amazed how effective my children were at getting me to read them “just one more” book at bed time.   Fortune | Proof Donald Trump

[MMM] Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Career Advice

Feb 13, 2017 | The “Advice” Edition   Good Monday morning,   Many wondered about Apple’s ability to grow continually after the untimely death of Steve Jobs. Apple announced a record 4th quarter in both revenue and profitability. The company’s ability to perform consistently comes down to the leadership team that Steve Jobs put into place.

[FLR] Without Confidence, There is No Leadership

Feb 10, 2017 | The ‘Confidence’ Edition   Happy Friday!   The true quarterback of the New England Patriots was the coach. He threw at his team one idea at half-time that fundamentally shifted the game.   “The Falcons are not going to beat us, with just a 23 point lead.” With just two words “not” and “just” he stated

[MMM] You Really Can Turn That Leadership Challenge Into a New Opportunity

Feb 6, 2017 | The “Oreo” Edition   Good Monday morning,   Did you watch the big game last night? The Super Bowl is like an Oreo Cookie. It consists of three things: the Budweiser commercial, Lady Gaga, and football is the filler in the middle.   As usual, the Superbowl played out a bit differently

[FLR] The 5 Times Leaders Need to Say Yes

Feb 3, 2017 – The ‘Yes’ Edition   Happy Friday!   Last week, I shared how the art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. This week, I thought we should change it up a bit.   Let’s face it, it would have been hard for Barack Obama to be elected on a “No

[MMM] The ABCs of Career Success

Jan 30, 2017 | The “ABC” Edition   Good Monday morning,   This week I spoke with a number of public servants on managing their career. The average public servant hired in the last ten years has a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, and many have a Master’s degree. Like many professionals, they are smart, talented,

[FLR] When to Say No to Your Boss

Jan 27, 2017 – The ‘No’ Edition   Happy Friday!   There are two key words that fundamentally decide our future. What you say “yes” to, and what to say “no” to. It is very tempting for you, as a leader, to want to say yes to as many ideas and options as you can. The busier

[MMM] When Is the Right Time to Resign?

Jan 23, 2017 | The “Time To Leave” Edition   Good Monday morning,   On Friday, was President Barack Obama’s last day in office. He finishes his role, with the highest approval rating for any President at the end of their term. He earned the respect of the American people & was consistently bringing his best