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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 is from the archives — thought I’d repost again….enjoy! […]

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Ready, Set, Go – with 5 Best Practices for Success

I love a shiny new year. It holds so much promise. If you reflected on some of the 12 Questions to Look Beyond and Plan Ahead then you might be thinking about goals, opportunities and challenges for the year ahead. To be on your best game  it’s a good idea to have some really solid rituals, good habits, […]

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Un-Masking for “Radical Authenticity”

The past month has been profoundly inspiring for me. I had two incredible opportunities to connect to big ideas, challenging questions and inspiring people. On October 22, I spent a day at the TEDx Toronto conference. And for three weeks in October I was a Partner, host and ambassador of the Global Woman’s Leadership Summit […]

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Work 2.0: Managing the New Career Paradigm

If Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz was managing her career today I think she would immediately recognize that things have changed. I mean really changed.  As Dorothy might say “Toto, we’re not in Kansas any more”. There’s been a paradigm shift these past few years and the landscape is still evolving. Marked by radical […]

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Three Ways to Boost Your Career Mojo (Brainworks series)

This article was also posted on the Globe and Mail. George is bored. Work has been in a lull for months without any new challenges or interesting activities. His days are filled with routine tasks. He is lethargic and has a foggy brain. He is worried he will lose his edge and also wonders why […]

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Six Ways to Tame Your Stressed Brain

A slightly shorter version of this article has also been published in the Globe and Mail Careers. The Scenario: It is late afternoon and a busy executive, whom we will call Sue, is trying to finish up a project before she leaves to get her daughter from daycare. Simultaneously she is also dealing with several other […]

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Why Doing Nothing Could be the Most Productive Thing You (don’t) Do

I used to be good at doing nothing. I mean really good. I remember years ago during summer breaks as a young adult I’d hang out on the porch (when I wasn’t working at my summer job) and just relax. No goals, no agenda….just me and some music and my wandering mind.  Me and my […]

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Why The Lizard Wouldn’t Eat

A life of leisure and pleasure might sound good when you’re under the gun, stressed and pressured with all the demands of work and life. But too much easy liv’n may not be as gratifying as you think. Don’t take my word for it. Take Martin Seligman’s word (author of Authentic Happiness and founder of […]

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What Would You Do With 30 More Minutes a Day?

Ahhh, the gift of time.  Imagine if you had an extra 30 minutes a day to do whatever you wanted? What would you do with that? Well the good people at Brighterlife asked me that very question. They wrote an article on the gift of time and asked me to share what I’d do in my […]

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12 Questions for the Year-End and New Year

This was first posted on my TGIMworklife blog. And later on it turned into a similar article in the Globe and Mail.  T’is the season! Each December, I honour my annual tradition of reflecting on the year past and the year ahead. I focus this reflection with 12 questions and share them on my blog and newsletter. […]

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