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[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

[FLR] Why Jeff Bezos Holds Key Leadership Meetings at 10 AM

Happy Friday,   Some of us are morning people and some of us are night owls. As a leader it is good to recognize when your sweet spot is both from a focus and energy management perspective. Important conversations are best held when you are in the strongest frame of mind.   Jeff Bezos, for example holds key

[MMM] Shortening The Time To Getting What You Want at Work

Happy Monday morning,   I was speaking with a new client last week and I asked her, “Who referred you to me?” I ask that often when speaking with clients as our client referral rate is very high. The response she shared “I did this the old fashioned way, I googled you.”   We had a good laugh about

[FLR] Took a Leadership Risk That Backfired? Here’s How to Recover.

Happy Friday,   This past week, we saw Nike take a risk in choosing the new face of the 30th anniversary of campaign starring Colin Kaepernick. No matter where you stand on this issue, choosing the former NFL quarterback who led protests against racial injustice and police brutality by taking to one knee during the national

[FLR] Even the Best Leaders Get ‘Decision Fatigue.’ Here’s How to Prevent It.

Happy Friday,   There is a lot of conversation around getting input from your team. It’s a good conversation to be having to ensure that there is enough collaboration when making decisions. However, there is a danger in over weighing the desire to come to a collective agreement.   In fact, I actually think most high

[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

[MMM] Key leadership traits

Steve Job’s daughter is about to release a memoir called “Small Fry” about what it was like to have him as a father. This was a daughter from a previous relationship and it took many years for him to embrace her into his family.   The memoir is quite controversial. She shares many things that are

[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

[MMM] The best personal brand (and why it’s important for you)

“Hi, I’m Joe the dog walker.”   What comes to mind when you hear that?   For me, four simple words describe in such clarity all the information I need to understand who Joe is from a career perspective.   Now, I have to admit a bias: I have a golden retriever and a Bernese