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[FLR] Creativity During a Crisis

Happy Friday,   Like many of you, I was particularly looking forward to this weekend.   I realized mid-week that I was feeling more weary than normal.   I think a long weekend is exactly what we all need. For me & my team, these last 8 weeks have been full of challenges &, fortunately,

[FLR] What Smart Leaders are Saying – The Power of I Don’t Know (& why you should say that too…)

Happy Friday,   I was having a serious conversation with one of our corporate clients.   We were discussing her thoughts about what may happen next in a particular division as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.   She stated, “I don’t know…”   My internal sense was one of relief.   It was totally

[FLR] 8 Books Leaders Are Reading In Times of Crisis

Happy Friday,   Leaders are readers.   One of my favourite discussions to have with our leadership coaching clients is inquiring about what books they are reading.   The best leaders are the best readers.   In the midst of this time when everything is being disrupted you need to think.   Words are the fuel for thinking.

[MMM] Lady Gaga & The Real Superheroes in Our World

Like the gazillions of other people, we watched the One World virtual concert – to be frank, I had mixed feelings about it.   The stars singing & sharing their thoughts – at different times I enjoyed the music, it was inspiring & at other moments, it felt disingenuous.   I was inspired by the

[MMM] When We Are All Working from Home – We Better Damn Enjoy What We Do …

I hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend.   Often when I hear something that I think is relevant, I will put it in my note section as an idea that inspires me or something I would like to explore more.   As I was pondering what to write this week & I looked in that

[MMM] The COVID-19 Work at Home Honeymoon (if there ever was one…) is Officially Over

Last week was our third “official” WFH week.   This is a little longer Monday Morning Motivator than usual. To be frank, we have had lots of people enquiring & asking lots of questions about the current scenario.   I am sure your team, like ours, is starting to find a new “normal.” We are

[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.