[MMM] What Is the Best Choice For Your Future

Good Monday morning,   Today’s the final day of the Federal election, by the end of tonight we will have a clear sense of who will be leading Canada. You may have a variety of feelings about this election, from all angles it has been interesting, strange & unpredictable. We should have anticipated this, if

[FLR] Even the Best Leaders Get ‘Decision Fatigue.’ Here’s How to Prevent It.

Happy Friday,   There is a lot of conversation around getting input from your team. It’s a good conversation to be having to ensure that there is enough collaboration when making decisions. However, there is a danger in over weighing the desire to come to a collective agreement.    There is no decision that we can

[MMM] The Science Behind the Thankful Leader

Happy Tuesday,   I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and that it came with all the trimmings.   I just finished a leadership coaching session with one of my clients. There has been tremendous progress in her organization and particularly in her growth as a leader.   I asked her, “Are you happier?”    She

[FLR] Why HR Leaders Are Vital For Culture Change

Happy Friday   This past week, I have been on a grad trip in California with my son. He is just launching his career as Pilot with Sunwing as a first officer. We were struck by the differences in the Canadian & US culture.   Cultures are unique, as a Canadian, I feel at “home”

[MMM] 3 Career Questions You Really Should be Asking

Happy Monday morning,     One to the elements that I have found in those that build a great career, is the ability to be honest. With themselves.     Take yourself out for a coffee and ask yourself these three questions, in this order:     1. What am I great at? 2. What

[FLR] The Challenge of Managing Climate Change

Happy Friday   You may have strong or impartial opinions on last week’s climate strike. Whatever your political opinion, one thing we would all agree that managing our impact on the environment is in all of our interests.   As a leader in your organization, what are some of the ways that you can impact

[MMM] Hey Siri, What Salary Can I Earn as a…. (Why Voice Search is Changing Everything)

Good Monday morning,   I have to admit, I’m really getting much more used to not typing anymore. What do you mean, you may be asking?   “Hey Siri, where is the closest gas station?””Siri, where can I find the best place for Chinese food?””Siri, what time does my flight arrive in Vancouver?”   Here are

[FLR] The Complexity of Mid-Level Management

Happy Friday,   I think the mid-level management role is one of the more complex phases in a leadership career.   You sit between the senior leadership team & your team. You often don’t have control over major decisions & yet it is your role to communicate & lead the charge.   At your level,

[MMM] One Way I Guarantee You’ll Get the Role You Deserve ( 1 Thing Justin Trudeau & Andrew Scheer have in common)

Good Monday morning,   Well, it’s finally happening, our national election. It seems we have been in election mode since the beginning of the year.   There are currently 338 openings across the country for MP’s & one role as the Prime Minister. There are over 2000 candidates vying for those jobs.   I know

[FLR] Are You a Focused Leader?

Happy Friday,My dogs and I have one thing in common,Squirrels.I don’t mean literally. Leaders like you and I are constantly having new questions, needs & challenges come our way. How do we avoid getting distracted by squirrels or in my case, pressing concerns? How do we get stuff done & stay on track?Systems.This week, I