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MMM | The Thankful Leader – The Science Behind Gratitude

Happy Tuesday,   I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and that it came with all the trimmings, despite distancing protocols.   I just finished a leadership coaching session with one of my clients. There has been tremendous progress in her organization and particularly in her growth as a leader.   I asked her,

FLR | 4 Ways Gratitude Helps Leaders Right Now

Happy Friday!   This is Thanksgiving weekend, let’s face it – it’s rather confusing who & who can’t come (I was joking, we should have our family thanksgiving at Movati Athletic- that way 50 of us could come for dinner)   It’s still thanksgiving.   We have a bunch to be thankful for.   As

MMM | Back To The Drawing Board – Don’t Forget The Basics!

Good Monday morning,   Even professionals in their field of work such as Charles Schultz, the creator of the famous comic strip Charlie Brown, can lose track of the basics.   Charles often tells the story of a day when he was about 15 years into his comic strip, and he sat down to draw

FLR | Leaders: These Are 5 Skills Your Employees Wish You Had

Happy Friday!   I found a study by Accenture’s Human Potential group very interesting – One finding that I have seen repeatedly in my former life as an executive Recruiter & in my current role.   38% of employees wish their manager would help them with career progression in their careers.   “The boss’s job

MMM | 3 Ways To Find Your Best Work Situation

Good 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 | Continue Making Big Decision – How To Avoid “Decision Fatigue”

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 functioning

MMM | Don’t Self-Diagnose Your Career – Trust The Experts

Good Monday morning,   I have been very fortunate to have great health, I have rarely been to the doctor in my life. I was speaking to somebody recently about his advice of getting a physical on a regular basis. I am at an age where that is probably wise. He spoke of his own

MMM | Chose The Window Seat – How To See Your World From A Different Angle

Good Monday morning,   Since quarantine started, I find myself spending more and more time keeping my house clean. If I’m going to spend the majority of my day in it, every day, should be as spotless as can be right?   Let’s face it. For most of us, we don’t exactly look forward to

FLR | The Next Normal – 3 Realities Leaders Must Embrace

Happy Friday!   I have to say, this was an energizing week for me. Lots of cars on the road, & was really thankful to see kids off to school & school buses going again.   Just up the road from our main office, is a junior school. You really could see the excitement in

MMM | Too Hot? Too Cold? Just Right! – How To Make a Perfect Career Choice

Happy Tuesday morning (hope you had a great Labour Day weekend!),   The children’s section is one of my favourite spots in book stores. As a father, I loved finding a good book while I was travelling to read to my children when I came home. I am drawn to the design and wisdom in