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[MMM] 4 Ways to Create More “Luck” in Your Life

Happy Monday,   Any holiday that involves beer and community is popular. This weekend we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. I like to consider myself somewhat of an expert on ‘The Luck of the Irish’. First of all, I’m 100% purebred Irish, born in Dublin to a long line of Emerald Isle inhabitants. I feel I’ve

[FLR] 5 Ways Leaders Rock Employee Recognition

Happy Employee Appreciation Day,   Thank You.   It’s as simple as that. We all need to know that our work is noticed and valued. Recognizing a person who does goes that extra mile, or has an excellent attitude is not complex nor does it really cost you.    Smart leaders understand the return on investment of

[FLR] “Managers: Ask Yourself These Six Questions Daily”

Happy Friday,    What do you think is a good solution?  Smart leaders ask great questions. It’s tempting to move forward and find answers on your own without feedback. It may be quicker this way but much less impactful.   A smart leader realizes that when you collaborate on questions with your team the solutions are often more

HRPA 2019 Annual Conference & Trade Show

Join us for the HRPA Annual Conference – Canada’s Largest HR Conference & Trade Show from January 31 to February 2nd, 2018 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre! Visit CareerJoy at booth #327 to learn about how our services can make work better for you. Plus, receive the chance to win a $2000 Career or Leadership

[FLR] “Should Managers Organize Fun at Work?”

Happy Friday,   In the TED talk linked below, Dr. Stuart Brown noticed a co-relation between play & its impact in all dimensions of our lives, including work. Leaders can find ways to increase productivity through introducing an environment that takes work a bit less seriously, but is more productive, smarter & more profitable at the same

[FLR] Here’s Why You Are So Lonely (and Frustrated) at Work

Happy Friday!   There is a truth that it is lonely at the top for leaders. It is especially true if you are a first time leader. According to a leadership poll by Harris Interactive, more than 70% of first time CEO’s feel lonely & 61% of them report that it hinders their performance.   The

Eastern Regional HRPA Conference & Trade Show 2018

Come visit us at the 2018 Eastern Regional HRPA conference at the Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre in Kingston, ON.   Jason Parks, National Director of Business Development will be attending to the conference to chat with you more about your coaching needs including workshops, executive coaching for your own career, and individual career management

[MMM] Getting To The Root Of Your Career Issues

Happy Tuesday morning,   I have been running for over 20 years injury free and I am very thankful to have had such a great stretch. However all good things must come to an end.   Last weekend I thought I’d take a run through the Gatineau hills and felt great at the end of

[FLR] Why Focus Is So Important In Leadership

Happy Friday,   September starts tomorrow and for most of us in business the month of September is like the start of a new year. It is a great time to get a new sense of purpose, rethink priorities and renew your focus for the coming year.   “Focus” means “point of convergence.” I think

[FLR] How To Go Faster

Happy Friday!   At first, I really did shake my head. “A Starbucks drive-through? Seriously?” I’ve had to eat those words (literally) as I have been through—you guessed it—a Starbucks drive-through on hundreds of occasions. Our lives are moving faster and we are all looking for ways to get more done with less time.   Speed