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[FLR] Leading with Small Fast Disruptions

Happy Friday,   This week’s report is brought to you by three companions.   Small. Fast. Disruption.   Almost all articles are talking about looking at everything as being new & I do think that there is truth in that.   In the age of COVID -19, the reality is that all leaders need to

[MMM] Why Waiting & Hoping are the Absolute Riskiest Things for Your Career Right Now

Good Monday Morning,   How ironic, this cover is from Harry Rosen’s magazine that just landed in my mailbox.   This seems so Feb 2020.     There are two key messages on the front page. These two Olympic athletes, Derek Drouin & Damien Warner, are representing Canada at the upcoming Summer Olympics, when, not

[FLR] Humour

Happy Friday,   To be fair, that seems like a strong statement.   Is it truly a “happy” Friday?   As a leader, amidst the news & all the very real challenges that are true & present, it’s hard to see the “Happy” on Friday.   Happy & relieved that it’s Friday may be more

[MMM] Right Now – You Have Two Choices & Only Two Choices

If you had told me two weeks ago things would be where they are in our world, I would never have believed it.   I was out in Vancouver visiting our office & then was to fly to Calgary on Monday to visit our Calgary office. I spent the weekend in Tofino with my daughter.

[MMM] The Myths & Truths of Working at Home (No I’m not taking a nap…)

I received a note this week from a major educational institution shifting all of their programs online. What struck me was the comment “staff and faculty will continue to work on campus.”   I had to re-read this statement as it struck me as so problematic &, quite frankly, irresponsible in so many ways. We

[FLR] Working and Leading from Home

We recognize that we are in very unusual times.   Many individuals and organizations have moved to working remotely due to the Coronavirus.   Working remotely is something that has had to grow on me since I spent most of my professional career working in an office. Once I started our firm I wanted to

[MMM] Leading During Pandemic Fears: Panicked or Practical?

We live in interesting times.   When a person uses the word “interesting,” you usually have to pause to consider what they are saying. To be frank, usually, it’s a softer way of saying “troubling” times.   We had a team meeting on Friday to discuss all the different realities of a world & economy seemingly

[FLR] Leading amidst coronavirus concerns

We are leading in very strange times.   Many organizations are asking how to best manage their workforce as it relates to the coronavirus. Companies are modifying their day-to-day operations in response to the outbreak. Some leaders are limiting travel unless absolutely necessary. One of our global management consulting clients is not allowing any meetings with more

[FLR] The Micromanager Makeover

Happy Friday!   To micromanage or not to micromanage, that is the question. There are different perspectives on this topic. Someone with an alternate perspective might ask the question, “when does a leader need to be more actively involved in the details of a project”? I think there are times to be more actively involved and times

[MMM] When You’re Ready & Qualified For Your Next Role Don’t Say This

I love space. In fact, I am a bit of a space geek. I have early memories of going to Cape Canaveral with my parents. I have read or seen a bunch of documentaries about the space program and the astronaut’s journey.This week, I was travelling and had the opportunity to hear Terry Virts share