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What’s Your Intention (Word or Theme) for 2018? Here’s Mine….

The last question in my annual list of  12 Year-end Questions always asks for a theme or mantra to capture intentions for the year ahead.   Last year my theme was “Less is More.”. I kind of failed miserably at that. Instead I took on more. Did more. And still want to do more. And then got a bit […]

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Ten Common Career Limiting Mistakes

I see a lot of people at various stages in their career: some at crossroads; some in difficult times; and others simply planning ahead. Many are doing a lot of things right. But I’ve also seen a lot of career mistakes.  I decided to share a few of the common themes I’ve noticed, along with a bit of […]

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12 Questions to Complete the Year and Start Anew (2017/2018)

Now also posted on the Globe and Mail Careers site. Now also posted at Huffington Post. Each year, I compile 12 questions – six to reflect on the year past and six for the year ahead. These questions can, in fact, be asked every day and/or week. But in the fast pace of work and life […]

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Join Me and Dell SMB Canada: Inspired Leadership in SMB / Twitter Event (Dec 7)

UPDATE: Although this  event has passed – you can catch the highlights right here in this summary.  — Are you a small business owner? Heading up a start-up? Leading a team? Or maybe thinking of making the jump to entrepreneurship? If you said yes to any of the above, then please join me and Dell […]

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Lessons Learned (Part I): What I Learned Having My Own Business

The post below was written by me ten years ago (in 2007). Yes you read that right. I had just hit the significant ‘decade in biz’ milestone in my business and wanted to acknowledge and share some lessons learned. Ten years later, those lessons are still so relevant. Although at the time, I was mainly a […]

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Career Security in the Gig Economy

NOTE: This article was also published at the Globe and Mail Lately I’ve been having a lot of conversations about career stability. Clients – of all ages and experience – are expressing some anxiety around the new way of work which is increasingly contract and gig-oriented. Surprisingly, many within the younger generation (millennials) are voicing […]

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Six Ways to Beat the Back to September Blues

If you have been with me for some time you know I’ve written many articles offering tips on how to deal with the ‘back to work blues’ – after a holiday; at the end of summer; or the beginning of the new year. This post draws from many of those articles (which you can find […]

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Summer Reading – The “Ease Book Give-Away”

It’s Summer time. When the living is (supposed to be) easy….. It’s the Ease Book Summer Give-away! It’s summer and the ‘livin’ is (supposed to be) easy. To celebrate the season, I’ve decided to share a bunch of content from my book, Ease, for you to read at your leisure — and get you ready […]

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What Do You Do When Your Boss Gets Fired?

I was recently invited to comment for an article Workopolis was doing titled: What to do when your boss gets fired. When your boss gets fired it can create uncertainty, some chaos – or, conversely, some opportunity. Some people will feel upset and potentially rudderless without their leader. Others – may feel relieved if they’ve […]

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When Nothing is Wasted – Everything has Purpose

“Nothing is wasted. Everything has purpose.” I’ve been living in this mantra a lot these days. I’ve been using it with myself and with my clients. It’s a powerful perspective booster and the more I live into it the more I truly believe it. Not every experience feels useful, worthy, successful, or even on the […]

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