Tag: Career Identity

FLR | Two Words to Describe Queen Elizabeth II’s legacy as a leader | The Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   What a sad yet beautiful day it was yesterday. As I drove into the office, I heard the news that Queen Elizabeth was gravely ill and her family had been called to her side.   Elizabeth Alexandra Mary died at the age of 96. Queen Elizabeth II was the longest reigning Monarch

[FLR] Leadership Lessons of Serena Williams | The Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   It’s hard to believe it’s coming to the official end of summer. I felt it this morning in the air; it had this brisk underlying sense of fall for the first time.   Transitions are a part of life; some we choose, and others, like seasons, are found in the natural rhythm

FLR | Transparency in Leadership |Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   I sold my house in April and have been living in my cottage ever since. While living on the water over the summer has been a dream, I recognized that I need to have a place in the city. However, given the market and interest rates, I’ve decided to hold off.  

FLR | 5 Ways To Build Trust On Multicultural Agile Teams | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   If you are a follower of professional sports, there were two historic announcements this week in the NHL. The San Jose Sharks hired Mike Grier, the first black general manager & The Toronto Maple Leafs hired Hailey Wikenhouser as the first female Assistant General Manager.   Sports are about winning; I know

FLR | 50 years of multiculturalism | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday.   At the beginning of this week, we celebrated Multiculturalism Day in Canada & tomorrow, we celebrate Canada Day.   I am a new Canadian, and one of the fantastic things I appreciate about Canada is that I can be Irish & Canadian at the same time.   This is the heart of

FLR | 5 Things My Dog Taught Me About Leadership | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day!   I have two dogs myself, a beautiful golden retriever named Bob and a very furry Bernese Mountain Dog called Tom. They visit our office regularly to spend the day lying around in the boardroom giving good advice.   According to Forbes, dog-friendly offices contributed

[FLR] | What Courageous Leaders Do Differently | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,   I was out for our biweekly team breakfast this morning. One of my team members was sharing her thoughts about a project she is launching with a new client partner in Calgary who was referred to us.   We are very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with a variety

[FLR] | How to Bring Mindfulness to Your Company’s Leadership

Happy Friday, I was chatting with a client yesterday and they mentioned that they had just left their role of 12 years. This piqued my curiosity as to what led them to leave their role. The client responded, “I felt that my efforts over the past 3 years weren’t being recognized or appreciated.” My client

[FLR] | Four Communications Considerations For Addressing Mental Health In The Workplace

Happy Friday,   The most important skill you need as a leader is strong and effective communication skills.   In a Canadian leadership conducted by Leger for The Schulich School of Business, effective communication was rated as the most important attribute for a good leader. I would also say, when you speak to your team in a more

FLR | Wellbeing In Leadership | Friday Leadership Report

FLR | Wellbeing In Leadership | Friday Leadership Report Happy Friday, Monday, we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Many variables come into play to find a partnership that offers depth, width, & sustainability. The power & the reason we celebrate Valentine’s Day is just that, finding our person. It’s the equivalent of winning the lottery. Love is