[MMM] The Two Most Important Qualities for Leadership 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] Why you don’t need a clear path to be successful

Happy Friday,   From the outside things seem really simple:    1. Leader creates an idea   2. Idea gets funding   3. Idea comes to market    4. Product is a success   5. Leader is promoted   As leaders know, it may seem like it is very simple to execute an idea successfully.

[MMM] Hiring the “Not so Hidden” Gems

Happy Monday,   Regardless of the wintry weather we’ve been having, there is one definitive indicator of spring in Canada: the Toronto Blue Jays are back playing baseball once again.    One of the differences between a great baseball team and a poor team is simple – the ability to identify and attract the right

[FLR] 7 Things Every New Manager Should Do In Their First Month on the Job

Happy Friday!   This past week I was away at a conference in East Texas. It was my first time in that part of the state and it is true: things are definitely bigger in that part of the America.    There is a first time for everything. It’s generally a mix of curiosity and

[MMM] Top 5 Cutting Edge Job Search Tips

In today’s competitive job market you need to stand out from the rest of the competition.   Here are 5 job search tips to make your job search cutting edge:     Print your resume on pink paper. You’ll stand out in a stack of resumes Hide jokes throughout your resume. The hiring manager will be

[MMM] Leaders, Stop Managing Time & Start Managing This…

Happy Monday,   “How are you doing?”   “I’m super busy. It seems like there are not enough hours in the day.”   How many times have you had this kind of conversation over the past week, month, or year? Here’s the myth: it’s simply not true that you don’t have enough time.   According

[FLR] Why you need unlike-minded people on your team (and 3 ways to get them)

Happy Friday,   I was walking along Bay Street in Toronto when I noticed one of the most insightful things I’ve seen in a long time.    “Great minds don’t think alike.” This was a slogan from an investment firm. What word stands out for you in it?   If you said “don’t” you are indeed

[MMM] 4 Ways to Create More “Luck” in Your Life

Happy Monday,   Any holiday that involves beer and community is popular. This weekend we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. I like to consider myself somewhat of an expert on ‘The Luck of the Irish’. First of all, I’m 100% purebred Irish, born in Dublin to a long line of Emerald Isle inhabitants. I feel I’ve

[FLR] 5 Approaches to Leadership Breakthrough

Happy Friday,   On Sunday you probably noticed that time magically moved forward an hour. Spring forward!   As a leader, what can you do to create a breakthrough, to leap ahead of your competition, or help facilitate a larger impact within your organization and sector?   We typically think the shared economy is a new idea – but historically, strong leaders have understood for

[MMM] 3 Ideas (+ 1 bonus) to Lead your Career and Life in a Better Way

Monday mornings I head over to my local Starbucks and take myself out for coffee.   Yes, you heard that correctly, I take myself out for coffee.The purpose of that time is to process how the previous week went and to refocus focus for the week ahead.   Over time, I’ve gotten to know the people