[FLR] Why Gratitude Makes You a Better Leader

Happy Friday   Thank you.   These two simple words have so much potential for positive impact on those in your lives.   Thank you to the waiter who served you lunch. Thank you to the colleague who helped solved a challenge with you. Thank you to the a boss who gave you the benefit

[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 am I weak

[FLR] The Big Ideas That Started on a Napkin – From Twitter to Sharkweek

Happy Friday,   It’s true. You can create a billion dollar idea on the back a napkin. This is Jack Dorsey’s first sketch of his big idea:     The idea? Twitter.   As a leader, every idea starts exactly with just a simple concept to solve a problem, whether it is food truck, or a

[MMM] The 6 Ways To Secure Your Future

Happy Monday morning,   Have you been thinking about your job security? How does job security play into your career decisions? It is a factor to some degree for everyone when planning next career steps. So regardless of how important traditional job security is to you, here are 6 steps to secure your future:   Surround

[FLR] Why Jeff Bezos Holds Key Leadership Meetings at 10 AM

Happy Friday,   Some of us are morning people and some of us are night owls. As a leader it is good to recognize when your sweet spot is both from a focus and energy management perspective. Important conversations are best held when you are in the strongest frame of mind.   Jeff Bezos, for example holds key

[MMM] Shortening The Time To Getting What You Want at Work

Happy Monday morning,   I was speaking with a new client last week and I asked her, “Who referred you to me?” I ask that often when speaking with clients as our client referral rate is very high. The response she shared “I did this the old fashioned way, I googled you.”   We had a good laugh about

[FLR] Took a Leadership Risk That Backfired? Here’s How to Recover.

Happy Friday,   This past week, we saw Nike take a risk in choosing the new face of the 30th anniversary of campaign starring Colin Kaepernick. No matter where you stand on this issue, choosing the former NFL quarterback who led protests against racial injustice and police brutality by taking to one knee during the national

[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.   In fact, I actually think most high

[MMM] Getting To The Root Of Your Career Issues

Happy Tuesday morning,   I have been running for over 20 years injury free and I am very thankful to have had such a great stretch. However all good things must come to an end.   Last weekend I thought I’d take a run through the Gatineau hills and felt great at the end of

[FLR] Why Focus Is So Important In Leadership

Happy Friday,   September starts tomorrow and for most of us in business the month of September is like the start of a new year. It is a great time to get a new sense of purpose, rethink priorities and renew your focus for the coming year.   “Focus” means “point of convergence.” I think