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[MMM] When I Grow Up I Want to be a Consultant

Happy Monday morning,   “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

[FLR] The Habit Edition: Reflection

Happy Friday, As we come towards the end of the year & especially the end of the decade we do tend to become reflective. We review what has been working & what can be improved upon. If you want to change anything, it is not in today, that things are changed, it is in changing

[MMM] Why Work Matters on Cyber Monday (It’s not what you think….)

Happy Monday morning,   Today is Cyber Monday, which essentially means that productivity drops by 30% in workplaces coast to coast, as we check our email (aka surf the net to find the best deals…)   Cyber Monday originated in the US in 2005 and made it’s “debut” in Canada in 2008. Those were the

[FLR] The Black Friday Edition

Happy Friday,   It’s the most wonderful time of the year.   Well maybe not.   Today is Black Friday, which in my mind is a terrible name, for a day where you are supposed to be able to get a great deal on your holiday presents.   The main idea of today is to

[MMM] Finding The Right Work Situation

Happy Monday Morning!   I heard a great quote recently: “On the other side of complexity lies simplicity”.   Being in the right work situation is complex.   I have spent the majority of my professional career, researching, writing, speaking, coaching and working in the real world with real people. Much of my time has

[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] I Know for Certain Changes are Coming in Your Career….

Happy Monday morning,   This week, I was driving through my little town and noticed a new sign.   “Winter parking enforcement rules are in place from November 15 to April 1”. Like most people in Ontario, I woke up on Wednesday with snow on my front yard. The day before it had been almost

[FLR] Investing in Training

Happy Friday,   I for one, am really excited about the snow. Why you may ask? I am looking forward to returning to skiing after 15+ yrs of snowboarding. I just bought new boots & the gentleman from Sporting Life did an excellent job guiding me on the right brand and fit. He had just

[MMM] The Three Most Important Words on Nov 11

Lest we forget.   Today, Nov 11 is the day we remember.   Lest we forget, those that served in peacekeeping missions.   Lest we forget, those that rescued the lost at sea.   Lest we forget, those that fed & protected those in refugee camps.   Lest we forget, those that spent months away

[FLR] Five Ways to Build Leadership Skills in an Entry-Level Job

Happy Friday,    There is a saying, “Some are born leaders, some achieve leadership, and some have leadership thrust upon them.”   I agree. We are all born to lead at least one person in our lives and it’s ourselves.   Are you a leader? You may or may not have the title of a leader. We recognize that there are different phases of leadership from