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[MMM] | The “Not So Secret Thing” About Hiring Great People

July 24, 2017 | The “Team” Edition   Happy Monday!   This past week, I spent time at our Vancouver office. One of the things I noticed when walking around the city were the amount of people wearing Blue Jays hats.   There are two indicators of summer in Canada: the weather and the Toronto Blue Jays playing baseball.

[FLR] | Managers, Here’s Why You’re Promoting the Wrong People

July 21, 2017 | The “People” Edition   It’s a very simple concept.   Want a great company? Hire great people.   Want a good company? Hire good people.   Want an average company? Hire average people.   Want a struggling company? Hire those who struggle.   Great companies are built with one and only one ingredient   Great people.

[MMM] | A Career That Spans From A (Astronaut) to G (Governor General) | Monday Morning Motivator

July 17, 2017 | The “Achieve” Edition   You may have seen recent announcement about the Governor General of Canada position.   Our current Governor, David Johnson, is stepping down after seven years of service.   Our new Governor General role has been filled with Julie Payette, the winning candidate. She is the first person in this role who

[FLR] | These Are The Six Red Flags That You’re Getting Bad Advice

July 14, 2017 | The “Advisor” Edition   We live in a world where seemingly, everyone is an expert and has an opinion. Getting and giving advice is one of the key roles that a leader plays.   You can build deep confidence and value with your team and organization with the providing the right kind of advice at the right time.  

[MMM] | Seeing Opportunity in a World Filled with Uncertainty| Monday Morning Motivator

July 10, 2017 | The “Opportunity” Edition   Good Monday morning,   I was recently taking an UBER; you can have a variety of experiences with UBER drivers. The particular conversation, the driver, talked about technology, globalization, woman’s rights, AI and security. He was well versed in all of these areas, the thing that struck me was his tone.  

[FLR] | How to Change Your Employee’s Behaviour

July 7, 2017 | The “Change” Edition   Happy Friday,   One of the key elements of strong leaders is to change employees’ minds or behaviours.   There is truth within that statement. Your job is to support their transition, but you cannot change anyone. This is something they must choose for themselves. Smart leaders are changing facilitators. They

[MMM] | Leadership and Canada Are About the Power of “And”

July 4, 2017 | The “And” Edition Happy Tuesday,   I hope you enjoyed your Canada Day weekend.   We just celebrated 150 yrs of federation in Canada. I was out visiting a few clients and our team in our Halifax office and “popped” over to Charlottetown for Canada Day. I went to a presentation

[FLR] | 5 Leadership Lessons From Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau | Friday Leadership Report

June 30, 2017 | The “O Canada” Edition Happy Friday!   Tomorrow is a very big day for all of us who live in Canada.   Canucks only make up 0.48% of the world population, yet everywhere I have traveled in this world, faces light up when I share I’m a Canadian. We have been fortunate to have

[MMM] | You could be 10 Seconds Away From Something Better In Your Career

Happy Monday, There are times in our professional and personal lives where we know what we need to do; we just need to courage to do it. One of our coaches on our team shared this one straightforward but powerful idea. It is probably one of the most practical principles that I have heard in years.

[FLR] | 31 Yr Old Mentors CEO of a $44 Billion Dollar Company | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday!   I’ve been very fortunate in that I have consistently had wonderful mentors in my life. I stumbled on this concept early, in Cubs and with Youth Club leaders.   At the beginning of my business career, I met with a retired famous athlete for several years. I am also lucky enough to have four