[FLR] | Why the future belongs to tough-minded optimists

Everybody has it. Well that may not be exactly true, not everyone has it, but the best leaders do.   It’s optimism.   You don’t dedicate your time and energy to your work unless you believe that you are going to make progress in your discipline of medicine, law, finance, technology, social justice or economics. In this sense optimism “created” Facebook, Tesla,

[MMM] Relationships, relationships, relationships

Good Monday morning,   They say in real estate there is one principle that matters the most: location, location, location (especially if you live in Vancouver). What if we knew, with certainty, the one principle that would lead to actual fulfillment in our lives?   As a society, we value many things. Looking at research around what millennials

[FLR] | 5 Leadership Habits All Great Bosses Share

Habits. We all have them.   A latin word from the early 14th century, meaning “customary practice” or “usual mode of action” it was applied to both inner and outer states of being.   When we think of habits we sometimes think immediately of the ones we need to break, or the ones we considered

[MMM] Investing your time in 2018

Good Monday morning,   This is truly your official first work Monday of 2018. That still feels strange to say and I’m sure I will be writing 2017 for a bit.   It’s hard to imagine that it was 18 years ago since the whole “Y2K scare.” I remember turning on CNN and watching the clock turn midnight in Australia to make sure that the world was

[FLR] | Six Secrets Of People Who Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions

Happy Friday,   Like many leaders, I am sure that you have laid out a new set of goals for this new year and maybe even some resolutions.   It’s hard to believe that we have completed the first work week of 2018. One of my goals was to read more this year, by removing for the

[MMM] | Dealing with “turbulence”

Good morning,   Happy New Year!   One of the benefits of the work I do is the travel. I regularly am visiting various Canadian cities so I am blessed to be able to see our beautiful country. This blessing however often involves time spent in planes. I’m a good traveler and generally enjoy the time to myself

[FLR] | Five Unexpected Leadership Resolutions You Should Make In 2018

Happy Friday,   It’s that time of the year again. Christmas has passed and we have all fixed our eyes forward on the new year. The theme of our thoughts turns to new beginnings and fresh starts.   For some of us those fresh starts go hand in hand with resolutions. We make a firm decision

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] Fundamentals That Lead To Organizational Excellence (Needed more than you think)

Good Monday morning,   This week has been the week of winter baseball meetings for team executives. There have been plenty of trades and discussion around ways of shortening the game of baseball. In this era of social media it’s increasingly hard to keep the attention of sports fans.   On the more skills side of the game,

[FLR] | How to Ensure Your Employees Feel Heard

Happy Friday!   Leaders understand one of the key principles in engaging your team is the ability for them to have a voice at the table.   Not just a voice at the table, but a voice that is listened to and heard.    INC | How to Ensure Your Employees Feel Heard   Forbes | Leaders, Don’t Silence Your Team – Nurture Your