[FLR] Ten Things Only Bad Managers Say

Happy Friday,   I discovered my love for words later in my life. I discovered this through the writing of Margaret Visser in her Massey Lectures and especially through the book “Beyond Fate” which is based upon those lectures. What I appreciate the most is the way she gets to the heart of the matter by examining

FLR | An Exercise to Help Your Team Feel More Comfortable with Conflict

Happy Friday!   Conflicts are part of any work situation. In fact, a lot of leadership coachingis structured around teaching professionals how to navigate around and communicate difficult messages. Conflicts are not always bad. They can be a sign of a strongly engaged group of employees who truly care.   “Leadership is the activity of influencing people

[MMM] 3 Simple Questions That All Great Leaders Ask

Happy Monday morning,   They are always serving yet seldom seen. Who are they? The members of the Canadian Armed Forces.   Currently there are 71,500 Regular Force members, 30,000 Reserve Force members and 25,000 civilian employees. The strength of our forces is not our planes, ships, helicopters, tanks and guns. Their key strategic advantage

[FLR] How to Survive a Major Management Change

Happy Friday!   A sudden change in leadership: I’m sure that you have either experienced this as an observer or it has happened to you at some point in your career.   I personally experienced this early in my career. I joined a new firm and a new boss was put in charge of the division I

[FLR] Leaders Who Take a Tech Detox

Happy Friday!   This weekend is a terrific opportunity to do a detox to benefit your leadership abilities. No, I don’t mean a green juice detox but rather a tech detox. “What is a tech detox” you ask?   The term was first coined in 2010 by filmmaker and tech pioneer Tiffany Shlain and UC Berkeley robotics

[MMM] Making Work More Human Through Hair Transplants.

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[FLR] Does Your Leadership Style Scare Your Employees?

Happy Friday!     It’s “all or nothing” day.   “All or nothing” is a an oft-used statement that leaders use around the commitment required to be on the team. As a leader, what is your “ask’?  Are you asking for your team to give their “all”? This could be a good short-term strategy. However, it

FLR |What big decisions are you committing to?

Happy Friday!   This week, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 going to the moon. “We choose to go to the moon…”   The thought I had this week as I pondered this amazing achievement was, this wasn’t a goal that President Kennedy shared. It was a statement.   President Kennedy & the

[MMM] How Your “Better Half” May Impact Your Success at Work

Good Monday morning, Money can’t buy you health or love. This has never been so true. The husband of Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, died of a massive heart attack while on vacation. Dave Sandberg was successful in his own right as the CEO of Survey Monkey and having over 20 years of leadership in Silicon Valley tech

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

This weekend is the most wonderful time of year for Canadians. While we have many different perspectives on the political front, over the 152 years that we have been a country we have been led by all kinds of different styles of leaders.  Each of those leaders had strengths and weakness both as leaders and