FLR | How to Get Back to Work After a Career Break | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   Earlier in my career, I took a year off to travel & volunteer. It was something that I had always wanted to do & was in a phase where I was getting ready to buy a house & start a family.   That year, was an incredible experience, not to mention spending

FLR | Structure Your Schedule For Success | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   This past long weekend is usually the time the Ottawa Marathon would be on, alas another lockdown impact.   There is a saying you can eat an elephant and a bite of time, you can also run a marathon 10 mins at a time.   That was one of the great lessons

FLR | Help, My Boss is Way Too Positive!

Happy Friday!   Have you ever worked in a positive environment that was toxic?   You might want to read that question again.   Typically when you consider a toxic organization or leader, you think of how difficult & negative they are.   What if they are lovely, smart, funny & kind but entirely out

MMM | Love Your Partner, Love Your Work.

Good Monday morning,   Money can’t buy you health or love. This has never been so true.   The husband of Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, died of a massive heart attack while on vacation. Dave Sandberg was successful in his own right as the CEO of Survey Monkey and having over 20 years of

FLR | Training – Invest In Yourself

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.   Last year I bought new boots & the gentleman from Sporting Life did an excellent job guiding me on the right brand and fit. He

MMM | How Siri Can Help You Find Your New Career

Good Monday morning,   I have to admit, I’m really getting much more used to not typing anymore. What do you mean, you may be asking?   “Hey Siri, where is the closest gas station?””Siri, where can I find the best place for Chinese food?””Siri, what time does my flight arrive in Vancouver?”   Here

FLR | How To Be A Focused Leader

Happy Friday! My dogs and I have one thing in common, Squirrels! I don’t mean literally. Leaders like you and I are constantly having new questions, needs & challenges come our way. How do we avoid getting distracted by squirrels or in my case, pressing concerns? How do we get stuff done & stay on

FLR | 6 Principles in Choosing Well (Yes, Even Presidents)

Happy Friday!   1 individual decision made by 158.9 million people, of all races, income, education, status & influence led to the election of the leader of the free world. (which at the time of me writing this, we don’t have a clear answer)   I love this definition of the word decision by Peter

MMM | Work Smarter Not Harder – The Science Behind Finding The Right Career

Good Monday morning,   I’m a water baby. I came by this honestly having been born within a half-hour drive of an ocean.   I spent most of my younger life near or on water. As a teenager, all of my part-time job and summer jobs were spent working as a lifeguard, swimming instructor and

FLR | Common Mistakes Made by Leaders in Virtual Meetings

Happy Friday!   Everyone is doing it –   Zooming.   I heard an interesting observation on the affect of COVID on business & our culture in general.   The reset of legacy systems – there are so many examples – including simple things like the use of paper money right, working in offices, commuting to