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Leaders – Are Your People Overwhelmed?

***Want to see the video version of this blog article? See it here!*** As a leader, how would you handle this situation? A manager writes to the Globe and Mail’s Career “nine to five” column: A direct report frequently displays strong emotions in the workplace. Notably, they frequently tear-up; are seen crying in the hallway. […]

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Vision 2020: 12 Questions to Look Back & Plan Ahead

Note: a version of this article is also now published at the Globe and Mail.  Wow. Another year soon to be behind us. Swoosh!! Where did it go? If you have been following me, you know it’s time for my annual “12 Questions” — guided reflection prompts to help you complete your year and plan […]

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Take a Gratitude Tour

In the spirit of Canadian Thanksgiving, this post is dedicated to all my lovely clients who help me grow and learn right along with them!  A young leader whom I’d been working with on career exploration just landed a job offer (hurrah!). She wanted to talk about strategies for her upcoming first days and early weeks in her new role […]

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The Myth of “Yes”

A version of this article has also been published at the Globe and Mail. We’re back to the busy season! Are you back to juggling giant loads? Feeling overwhelmed? Managing busy work (and life) loads calls on many skills and notably, the skill of saying ‘no’. Do you have trouble saying no? Are you addicted […]

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A Few Good Habits: “Ahh February” Part 2

Feeling the winter blahs? Lost sight of those shiny goals from the new year? Losing ‘steam’? In my last post (“Ahh February”), I shared a story about how my father taught me some valuable life lessons – notably, the importance of pacing. The context was related to long-distance running but the lessons were valuable for […]

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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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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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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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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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Supercharge Your Listening Skills

NOTE: A version of this article was written for Charity Village. They are hosting a Webinar that I will be presenting — and you are invited. Scroll down — and see here for more! Think of a time when you were in a conversation and you felt truly heard. What did that feel like? Chances […]

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