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Author: alan

[MMM] 90% of The Work You Do Is Not Visible | Monday Morning Motivator

Happy Monday,   I think we truly were reminded across the nation last week of what it means to live in a northern climate with all the sever winter storms across the nation. I was thinking about the north and the beauty of the landscape, particularly icebergs. According to Wikipedia, the word “iceberg” originates from the dutch

[FLR] The A-Z of Leadership Wisdom

Happy Friday,       Google is great at information. Wisdom, on the other hand, is not so much a strength of Google’s. According to Wikipedia, wisdom is described as “The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight.” One of the things that employees are desperate for in their leader is wisdom.

[MMM] $24.92 To Solve A Very Frustrating Problem | Monday Morning Motivator

Good Monday Morning!     I bought a new car in the fall and had been having an issue with one tire that kept going low. The way I figured it, I needed to either buy a new tire or keep filling it up every so often. In order to save the $300 a new tire

[FLR] Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   I was listening to an interview about meetings at Google. A majority of meetings in their company are a maximum of 30 minutes; any longer and people will start leaving. I also heard of another company where the CEO holds meetings standing up to encourage focus and time efficiency. As you lead

[FLR] Why Older Workers Are The Happiest Employees

Happy Friday,       Is there age bias in our workforce? If we are honest with ourselves, sometimes we undervalue the role of the mature professional. Smart leaders will nurture & protect the benefits that employees with good experience can bring to an employer.   FastCompany |  Why Older Workers Are The Happiest Employees   Financial Post | Most Older Workers Who Leave

[MMM] The 6 Ways To Secure Your Future

Happy Monday morning,   Have you been thinking about your job security? How does job security play into your career decisions? It is a factor to some degree for everyone when planning next career steps. So regardless of how important traditional job security is to you, here are 6 steps to secure your future:   Surround

[MMM] When I grow up I want to be a consultant

What do you do if you’re an executive who resigns? You declare yourself a consultant. – Mo Ibrahim According to the Kennedy Information and Industry Intelligence Company, the consulting industry has grown at a 20% rate since the 1980s. The sector is a $118-billion industry. It is six times larger than 10 years ago, employing

[MMM] Are you waiting or creating?

Happy Tuesday Morning!   For the long weekend flew out to Calgary to visit some friends. As I was driving to the airport to meet my family, I spotted at least 30 limos parked in a holding area. The drivers were sitting in their cars, waiting for their turn to pick up passengers at the

[MMM] What do Grocery Shopping and Careers Have in Common?

This past weekend I was in the grocery store doing some grocery surfing — by that I mean that I was wandering the aisles, buying stuff in both an intentional and random type of way. I felt entertained, confused, satiated and tempted all in the course of one hour! There are two lessons I learned

[MMM] How Do You Know When It is Time To Retire?

Happy Monday,   As the song says: You gotta know when to hold’em and know when to fold’em. Well Vancouver Aquarium CEO John Nightingale is folding them.   On Thursday May 3rd he announced that it was time for him to retire from his role at the end of the year. He’s been with the Vancouver