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Before Kicking 2020 to the Curb, Reflect on These 12 Questions and Get Ready for 2021

Ready to say goodbye to 2020? Before you kick it to the curb (ohh so tempting to kick it hard, really hard)  — take some time to reflect on this year’s guided questions (9th year edition of my 12 year-end Questions)….  Well that was a bust. Didn’t see it coming. When I wrote last year’s […]

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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

UPDATE: There’s a brand new set of questions for Dec 2020/Jan 2021! Get them here: Before you kick 2020 to the curb ask these 12 Questions — Now back to original post for Dec 2019: a version of this article is also now published at the Globe and Mail.  Wow. Another year soon to be […]

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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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Career Detours – For Good, Better, or Worse

This article is about career detours. The good, and sometimes not so good. How to recognize when you are on a good ‘detour’; when you might be stuck, how to find your way back? It builds on a previous article I wrote (Put Some Zig Zag Into Your Career). Takes about 11- 14 minutes to […]

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Leadership Conversations: Build Trust or Break it?

NOTE: This article was first written for the Globe and Mail Careers, Leadership Lab. ***UPDATE — a quick note before you read the article below: Something’s New for emerging leaders – you’ll want to hear more so get on the priority list –> Psst Something’s Coming for Emerging Leaders). Now back to the article just below…. […]

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Add a Little Zig Zag to Your Career

NOTE: I wrote this article some years ago for the Globe and Mail. I realized I never posted here on this blog. Worth a read – Zig Zag is increasingly the norm for many. See original Globe Article here. Ah, the dilemmas of navigating a modern career. In the past, progress was usually defined by linear, […]

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Who Will Be Your “Teachers” In the Year Ahead?

UPDATE (January 2021): There’s a brand new set of questions for Dec 2020/Jan 2021! Get them here: Before you kick 2020 to the curb ask these 12 Questions — Back to Original Post…. It’s a brand new day and new year. And I’m already learning. I just received an inspiring email from a coaching client who […]

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

UPDATE (Dec 2020): There’s a brand new set of questions for Dec 2020/Jan 2021! Get them here: Before you kick 2020 to the curb ask these 12 Questions Original Post from Dec 2017) Now also posted on the Globe and Mail Careers site. Now also posted at Huffington Post. Each year, I compile 12 questions – […]

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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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