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[FLR] | 5 ways to be a good leader

Since tomorrow is Good Friday and I’ve been thinking about my relationship with my Good Shepherd it also strikes me as an important time to think upon what makes a good leader in the workplace. The difference between your organization performing well or not comes down to one simple idea: the “goodness” of its leadership.   Happy Easter and

[MMM] | Finding purpose in the work you do

As a child I used to watch The Waltons each Sunday night. There was something comforting about how the story and the characters became part of the rhythm of our family’s life. It was amazing to watch a family that worked and lived together. You saw the deep purpose and meaning they found in the store they ran, the community they served,

[FLR] | These 5 Barriers Prevent You From Being a Better Leader

The difference between being a good leader and a great leader is sometimes a matter of changing a small behaviour. Most of the time it’s a simple thing to fix, however it’s not always easy. The main challenge is identifying behaviours to change and facing them honestly.   Think critically about your interactions this week. What

[MMM] | Your career choice may save another’s life

Happy Monday morning,   Craig Cunningham, a former professional hockey player had his life changed forever on April 19, 2016. He had a full cardiac arrest on the ice during a hockey game and CPR was administered to him for 83 minutes.   After arriving at the hospital his mom was in the waiting room to get an update.

[FLR] | Leadership and luck

Happy Friday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day or as I like to say, “Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit!”   Yes, I know I am a day early. But having been born in Ireland I’m allowed to start celebrating early.   The current Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland) Leo Varadkar, is the son of an immigrant Indian

[MMM] | When you are not feeling recognized for the work you are doing

Happy Monday morning,   The Academy Awards recognizes the very best in the movie industry, and one thing I appreciate is the variety in the awards it presents. It demonstrates that it takes a village to make a movie.   You do have to feel for Roger Deakins, the legendary English cinematographer, who finally won his first Academy Award

[FLR] Give Your Best, Not Your All!

Happy Friday!   There has been something that I have been wrestling with for the past little while. The more I have digested the thought, the more truth I sense in the statement.   Let’s say I had $100 in my pocket, and you asked me for a hand. I gave you all of my money,

[MMM] | Something More Valuable To Your Career than Bitcoin

Happy Monday morning,   Would that be plastic or…plastic money? I was reading that Sweden will be totally cashless in 3 years’ time. Money is simply an exchange of value and the newest form of it is digital currency.   One of my colleagues and I were discussing bitcoin this week and he mentioned to me that

[FLR] Want to Be More Creative? Think Inside the Box.

Happy Friday!   Something about this statement has never quite resonated with me.   “Think outside the box.”   I agree that we need to be innovative and forward thinking, but sometimes the greatest opportunities lie within the systems we already have. Sometimes we get stuck looking for some revolutionary answer when the easier answer might be found

[MMM] | The Gift of Career Disappointment

Happy Monday morning,   Things don’t always work out as planned.   I was fortunate enough to be able to attend The Roar of The Rings this past year, which is the Canadian curling qualifier for the Olympics. To be frank, I had never watched a full curling game but that weekend I viewed four full games including the finals