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FLR | Pfizer CEO: What We Learned From Our Interns This Summer

Happy Friday!   For many this week was the end of their summer internship. As we finish off the summer season – yes, say this three times – interns will be finishing their time with their firms   On our team, we have really enjoyed working with Benjamin (to be fair – he is staying

MMM | Tip Of The Iceberg – Your Work That No One Sees

Happy Monday,   It may be August, but I know I speak for most of us when I say that I’m not looking forward to this years winter. The cold, the ice, the short days – it’s not fun. But, I was thinking about the north and the beauty of the landscape, particularly icebergs. According to Wikipedia,

MMM | Get Better – 3 Questions You Should Be Asking

Happy Monday Morning!   One of the elements that I have found in those that build a great career, is the ability to be honest. With themselves.   Take yourself to a delicious coffee and ask yourself these three questions, in this order:   1. What am I great at? 2. What am I weak

FLR | Think Different

Happy Friday! Think different This was a very famous ad campaign from Apple. At the time Microsoft & IBM owned 95% of the desktop computer market. It was really saying why to follow the crowd & be one of the risk takers, the originals, the adventurous. The compelling offer was to stand apart from the crowd.

MMM | Business Shortbread – 3 “Ingredients” for Success

Good Monday Morning!   Let’s face it, delicious food shouldn’t be reserved for special occasions. My weakness is sweets. For me nothing beats a great homemade shortbread cookie.   The secret to shortbread is two things: the right recipe and the best ingredients you can afford.   Last year, I heard Jeff York, the President of

MMM | Broaden Your Perspective

Good Monday (Technically Tuesday) Morning!   Back in 2018, I bought a new car and had been having an issue with one tire that kept going low. The way I figured it, I needed to either buy a new tire or keep filling it up every so often. In order to save the $300 a

MMM | The Perfect Mix for Success

Good Monday morning,   You may know by now that I am a “car” guy. In fact, my licence plate says “CarJoy”.   My team and I are fortunate to work with a wide variety of clients doing leadership coaching in a mix of industries including the public sector, healthcare, finance, and, yes, auto manufacturers. While each

FLR | Taking Over Leadership During a Crisis?

Happy Friday,   One thing we have noticed over this season is the amount of leadership shifting that is occurring. A number of our clients are changing the roles of leaders and/or moving new leaders into new roles as they observe how some of their leaders have performed during the crisis.   You may be

FLR | Ways that the Pandemic Changed our Workplaces for the Better

Happy Friday,   Some things in life you don’t get to choose.   Until you do.   As leaders, we didn’t get to choose the pandemic.   We do get to choose how we might use this time become better leaders & create a better culture & organization.   I’ve spoken to so many leaders that have

MMM | Lessons from the Barbershop

Good Monday morning,   Back in the 90s was my first experience with seeing a colleague get a hair transplant. It was early days in that booming industry and let’s just say I don’t think the doctor did that great job on his scalp… Maybe I was paying too close attention knowing my future follicular challenges.