FLR | How Black Business’ Help The Canadian Economy | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   August is Black-owned business month in Canada – an essential way to honour and recognize the challenges & opportunities of being a black business leader in Canada.   I had dinner with a couple of black business leaders & it was genuinely astounding to hear of some of the challenges that still

[FLR] | New Canadians create opportunities for all of us… | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   This past week was exceptional, and I had the opportunity to reconnect with old friends who live in BC. They were in town for the weekend we took the chance to spend a few days at the cottage catching up.   It’s funny how connections made many years ago can still stay

FLR | Adaptability In Leadership | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   The headlines are full of good news these days! Heatwaves in Europe, wildfires, and another month of record inflation.   The good news is that it is a beautiful summer in Canada, and as much as I love the assortment of weather we experience, there is something to be said about a

FLR | Transparency in Leadership |Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   I sold my house in April and have been living in my cottage ever since. While living on the water over the summer has been a dream, I recognized that I need to have a place in the city. However, given the market and interest rates, I’ve decided to hold off.  

FLR | 5 Ways To Build Trust On Multicultural Agile Teams | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   If you are a follower of professional sports, there were two historic announcements this week in the NHL. The San Jose Sharks hired Mike Grier, the first black general manager & The Toronto Maple Leafs hired Hailey Wikenhouser as the first female Assistant General Manager.   Sports are about winning; I know

FLR | 50 years of multiculturalism | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday.   At the beginning of this week, we celebrated Multiculturalism Day in Canada & tomorrow, we celebrate Canada Day.   I am a new Canadian, and one of the fantastic things I appreciate about Canada is that I can be Irish & Canadian at the same time.   This is the heart of

FLR | 5 Things My Dog Taught Me About Leadership | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day!   I have two dogs myself, a beautiful golden retriever named Bob and a very furry Bernese Mountain Dog called Tom. They visit our office regularly to spend the day lying around in the boardroom giving good advice.   According to Forbes, dog-friendly offices contributed

FLR | Six Ways Leaders Can Improve Communication & Clarity | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   This week was full of CCR   No, not the band Creedence Clearwater Revival, but “Celebrate, Connect, Reflect.”   These are the themes this year for National Public Service Week. Every year the leadership of the Public Sector puts on a week of events & workshops for their over 350,000 employees. This

[FLR] | What Courageous Leaders Do Differently | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   I was out for our biweekly team breakfast this morning. One of my team members was sharing her thoughts about a project she is launching with a new client partner in Calgary who was referred to us.   We are very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with a variety

[FLR] | Why Self-Leadership is the Most Important Leadership | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   Earlier this week I went to see the new Top Gun Maverick movie starring Tom Cruise.   Without sharing too many spoilers, I was impacted by the flight scenes almost just as much as I was in the first movie.   Interesting fact: Cruise personally designed a training program for his cast