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Author: Amanda

[MMM] Leaders, Stop Managing Time & Start Managing This…

Happy Monday,   “How are you doing?”   “I’m super busy. It seems like there are not enough hours in the day.”   How many times have you had this kind of conversation over the past week, month, or year? Here’s the myth: it’s simply not true that you don’t have enough time.   According

[FLR] Why you need unlike-minded people on your team (and 3 ways to get them)

Happy Friday,   I was walking along Bay Street in Toronto when I noticed one of the most insightful things I’ve seen in a long time.    “Great minds don’t think alike.” This was a slogan from an investment firm. What word stands out for you in it?   If you said “don’t” you are indeed

[FLR] 5 Approaches to Leadership Breakthrough

Happy Friday,   On Sunday you probably noticed that time magically moved forward an hour. Spring forward!   As a leader, what can you do to create a breakthrough, to leap ahead of your competition, or help facilitate a larger impact within your organization and sector?   We typically think the shared economy is a new idea – but historically, strong leaders have understood for

[MMM] 3 Ideas (+ 1 bonus) to Lead your Career and Life in a Better Way

Monday mornings I head over to my local Starbucks and take myself out for coffee.   Yes, you heard that correctly, I take myself out for coffee.The purpose of that time is to process how the previous week went and to refocus focus for the week ahead.   Over time, I’ve gotten to know the people

[FLR] Why are there so few female leaders?

Happy Friday,   Today we celebrate International Woman’s Day.   According to research by Dr. Alice Eagly, women by nature possess a higher ratio of leadership qualities in empathy, listening, thinking outside the box, motivating others, developing followers and in ethics.    All politics aside, we see this in the current political climate where a majority of the

[FLR] Improve your leadership skills while eating nachos

Happy Friday,     We know what 111 million+ people are going to be doing this Sunday night…watching The Super Bowl. The game will be won and lost not on talent, effort or “luck.” It will be won by the team that is coached most effectively. So lean back, and enjoy the game while taking note of the key leadership skills

[MMM] Your Gateway Drug to the Change You’re Thinking About at Work

Good Monday morning,   I am currently working through my Masters degree and I was on course for the first two weeks in January in Vancouver on the University of British Columbia campus. The beautiful thing about the program (apart from the learning) is the people with whom I am studying. They are from all

[FLR] Starting with a Blank Sheet

Happy Friday.   As we start 2019, if we are honest, it’s a mixture of excitement and it can be somewhat intimidating.    Blank sheets are what the best authors and the most talented leaders get excited about.    The thrill of the new.   Org redesign: start with a blank page | McKinsey  

[MMM] Your career goals are closer than they appear

Good morning,   Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.    Every time you get in your car, this truth is spoken to you.   This safety requirement is engraved on passenger side mirrors of vehicles in the USA, Canada and India. The mirror’s convexity gives you a better field of view but

[FLR] The Goals You Should Make to be a Better Leader

Happy Friday.   How did you do?   Like all leaders, at the beginning of the 2018 you would have created some goals.   As we end the year, we take stock of the previous year to rate ourselves against our objectives. Sometimes you don’t achieve what you hoped for, but oftentimes other, better, things