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[MMM] Three Things To Remember in Turbulent Times

Good Monday morning,   You may be a nervous or a happy flyer.   I get enthused every time I get on a plane. I guess my son, who is an airline pilot with Sunwing, gets his passion honestly.   This week, I was flying out to our Vancouver office; generally, they are relatively good

[FLR] Leading The 4 Phases of Crisis Management in the Age of Coronavirus

Happy Friday.   I was in Yorkdale Mall yesterday & was astounded with how quiet it was. I asked the salesperson at Nordstrom if this was just a slow day.   They responded that the entire week was incredibly quiet.   The reason why?   Coronavirus.   The first new disease outbreak, in the social

[MMM] The Two Habits That May Be Hurting or Helping Your Career

Happy Monday Morning,   We all have habits in our life. Olympic athletes have Olympic habits, while others with similar talent struggle. Our good habits such as a strong work ethic, regular exercise & consistency in our activity, help support the kind of career & life we want. Our poor habits interfere with these desires.

[FLR] Are You A “Likeable” Leader?

Happy Friday,   As a leader, there is an interesting balance to being “liked”. Research shows that there are three personality traits that stand out and make for collaborative and cooperative team members:   Selflessness Tolerance Flexibility   It makes sense. The more we like our leaders, the more we tend to respect them. I recognize it is

[MMM] The One Word You Never Want To Use as Leader

Happy Monday morning,   I was having a conversation with a senior leader at one of our clients. She described her corporate culture as a family.   She shared the “F” word, no, not that one.   The word “family.”   That word is loaded with deep meaning, responsibilities & expectations.   These past two

[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] One Person’s Career That Stands the Test of Time

Happy Monday Morning!   As I drink my coffee from my mug here in Vancouver, I ponder the lessons I learned while exploring Orca’s Island a few years ago. It’s a relatively small island, so I had rented a little moped to explore the different places.   I stopped at Olga Pottery a store owned by Jerry Weatherman. His work

[FLR] 3 Times When it’s Better to Work Alone, Rather Than on a Team

Happy Friday,   Of course, team is core in any organization, but there are times when working alone & on an independent project is of great importance. Taking the time to process ideas & create is key. You can see how “group” think can at times hold things back or reduce the overall impact. As

[MMM] How to Get 20/20 Vision for Your Career

Welcome to the first Monday in the 20’s.   What is your theme for this year?   What I enjoy about a new year is the ability to revisit what has been successful & to think about ways to improve.   For me & for our team the theme is   20/20 Vision   Yes,

[FLR] Secrets Of People Who Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions

Happy Friday,   Like many leaders, I am sure that you have laid out a new set of goals for this new year and maybe even some resolutions.   It’s hard to believe that we are about to begin the first work week of 2020. One of my goals was to read more this year, by removing