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[FLR] Clearing the haze on marijuana in the workplace

Happy Friday,   How was your first week?   It’s officially the end of the first full week of legalized cannabis in Canada. It’s time to get out of the weeds in this discussion (pun intended).   You may have heard that pilots and flight attendants at Air Canada are not allowed to use cannabis at

[MMM] Resiliency in times of transition requires the right mindset and skill set

Happy Monday,   I had a conversation with a HR leader this week who is leading a large restructuring project within her company. She cares deeply about the people she works with. She has a lot on her plate, managing all of the aspects of the project while at the same time giving good counsel to her

[MMM] Leadership is all about common sense

Happy Monday,   “Wow, that is a lovely shirt you are wearing. What brand is it?”   “Kodak.”   “Kodak, like Kodak the film?”   “Yes.”   Can you imagine your colleague at work showing off their new Kodak shirt?   Guess what is coming to a Forever 21 store near you? Kodak branded clothing.  

[FLR] Email Spells Disaster For Leadership Connection

Happy Friday,   We’ve all had that moment.”Oh no, why did I send that email?” Maybe you were reacting to something without thinking through the consequences, or maybe you reread that sent email and were wondering if you had the incorrect tone. Is it that you saw a previous response to an email and you

[MMM] The Science Behind The Thankful Leader

Happy Tuesday,   I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving weekend and that it came with all the trimmings.   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, “Are you happier?”   She

[FLR] Why Gratitude Makes You a Better Leader

Happy Friday   Thank you.   These two simple words have so much potential for positive impact on those in your lives.   Thank you to the waiter who served you lunch. Thank you to the colleague who helped solved a challenge with you. Thank you to the a boss who gave you the benefit

[MMM] 3 Career Questions You Really Should be Asking

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

[FLR] The Big Ideas That Started on a Napkin – From Twitter to Sharkweek

Happy Friday,   It’s true. You can create a billion dollar idea on the back a napkin. This is Jack Dorsey’s first sketch of his big idea:     The idea? Twitter.   As a leader, every idea starts exactly with just a simple concept to solve a problem, whether it is food truck, or a

[MMM] The 6 Ways To Secure Your Future

Happy Monday morning,   Have you been thinking about your job security? How does job security play into your career decisions? It is a factor to some degree for everyone when planning next career steps. So regardless of how important traditional job security is to you, here are 6 steps to secure your future:   Surround

[FLR] Why Jeff Bezos Holds Key Leadership Meetings at 10 AM

Happy Friday,   Some of us are morning people and some of us are night owls. As a leader it is good to recognize when your sweet spot is both from a focus and energy management perspective. Important conversations are best held when you are in the strongest frame of mind.   Jeff Bezos, for example holds key