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[FLR] How to deal with office politics

Happy Friday!   You don’t have to play the game, but you need to know the rules.   Most professionals don’t like the idea of politics in the workplace. The reality is politics are everywhere.The other reality is that some people enjoy politics, and they tend to be good at it – while others don’t.   You

[MMM] How Canada Day represents opportunity

Happy Tuesday Morning!   On Sunday we celebrated all things that make our country so great. One of the things that I most appreciate is the ability for people in Canada to have the freedom to stay true to their culture, language, religion and values. This country offers, in a very unique way, the opportunity

[FLR] The Greatest Canadian Leaders You (Probably) Don’t Know About

Happy Friday!   This weekend we will be celebrating all things Canadian. There are many things to be appreciated about our country including plenty of Canadian organizations of which we can be proud.   Our pride should flow freely when we consider we have MEC for our casual and camping wear, Dollarama for our kids’ party supplies,

[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 Science Behind Why You Don’t Feel Motivated

Happy Friday!   Let’s face it. No one is able to stay constantly motivated at a high level all the time, even leaders.   Mastering the art of motivating others consistently, even when you aren’t “feeling it” is one of the more important leadership habits to build.   I have personally discovered that looking at this

[MMM] Trudeau, Trump & a fair trade for you

Happy Monday!   I have to admit; I’m not a true soccer fan so that I will pay attention at a very peripheral level to this year’s World Cup. I have been within 5 feet of the trophy; I was in the main CBC lobby in Toronto on my way for a media interview, when they

[FLR] Why The Future Of Leadership in Innovation is Open

Happy Friday!   Every leader needs a crystal ball to help them predict their future.   All kidding aside, as a leader it is necessary to pay attention to the changes in your sector. Looking at the way your organization needs to adapt allows it to be relevant to where things are certainly moving towards.

[MMM] The Impact of Hiring a “Star” on Your Team

Good Monday morning,   There is an oft-used statement, “there is no ‘I’ in ‘team‘”. My response to that: “there is an ‘I’ in win.” The key to success in all organizations is the caliber of the people that are involved. Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, signed off on every hire for years.   My advice to our clients is to

[FLR] 5 Minute Exercise to Break Your Leadership Creative Rut

Happy Friday!   Leadership takes creativity.   I was sitting in a coffee store in Vancouver and struck up a conversation about travel with a gentleman named Chris, who was sitting next to us. By renting his spare room, he has been able to travel every summer over this past four years.   Creativity is essential in

[MMM] Three Important Questions To Ask About Your Next Opportunity

Happy Monday morning,   They say, in life, that things happen in threes. It seems that there are patterns in our lives: opportunities and challenges that tend to happen in a set of sequences.   In careers, there often are sets of elements that converge to either lead toward, or away from, opportunities.   There are many choices you may