[MMM] The Last Monday of 2019 You May be Looking for This – A McEpiphany

Happy Monday morning,   As you start the last few days of 2019 & consider 2020 you may be looking for this.   A “McEpiphany.”   What’s that you ask?   I heard of the term last year in the obituary of the NY Times best-selling children’s author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal. She authored more than

[FLR] The Best Way to Use the Last Friday of 2019

Happy Friday,   As you ponder this past year, you like most leaders will be spending time reviewing & analyzing what worked well & why, both in your own role & in your team’s performance.   It is a discipline that I do on Jan 1 each year. I grab my journal & do a

[MMM] Your Next Career Opportunity is as Close as Under Your Christmas Tree

Happy Monday morning,   Some people are just really really good at it. I am not.   What is “it”?   Wrapping presents.   I have to admit that a nicely wrapped gift, well, it just seems so much more valuable and personal. But some people are just so much better with tape, scissors and

[FLR] It’s who you spend your time with that matters

Happy Friday, As we head into the holidays, we have the time and space to think upon all of the things that truly matter in our lives: our families, friendships, careers, communities and all of the blessings we have received this past year. The greatest gift we can give and receive is a generous heart and

[MMM] Why You & Your Work Matters (This is my hope)

Happy Monday morning,   This past week, I took a flight to Cancun with Sunwing Airlines. It was an opportunity to get away with my best friend just before the busyness of the holiday season.   On the flight, I took an opportunity to stretch my legs and was chatting with the flight attendants. This

[FLR] The Habit Edition: Good Habits

Happy Friday, Last week we began a small series about habits. The end of a year, and especially a decade, comes with thoughts about goals, priorities and the habits we have, whether good or bad. We ponder New Year’s Resolutions and what we may want to change or develop next year. Forming good habits is

[MMM] When I Grow Up I Want to be a Consultant

Happy Monday morning,   “What do you do if you’re an executive who resigns? You declare yourself a consultant.” – Mo Ibrahim   According to the Kennedy Information and Industry Intelligence Company, the consulting industry has grown at a 20% rate since the 1980s. The sector is a $118-billion industry. It is six times larger

[FLR] The Habit Edition: Reflection

Happy Friday,   As we come towards the end of the year & especially the end of the decade we do tend to become reflective. We review what has been working & what can be improved upon.   If you want to change anything, it is not in today, that things are changed, it is

[MMM] Why Work Matters on Cyber Monday (It’s not what you think….)

Happy Monday morning,   Today is Cyber Monday, which essentially means that productivity drops by 30% in workplaces coast to coast, as we check our email (aka surf the net to find the best deals…)   Cyber Monday originated in the US in 2005 and made it’s “debut” in Canada in 2008. Those were the

[FLR] The Black Friday Edition

Happy Friday,   It’s the most wonderful time of the year.   Well maybe not.   Today is Black Friday, which in my mind is a terrible name, for a day where you are supposed to be able to get a great deal on your holiday presents.   The main idea of today is to