How’s Your Creativity Quotient?

One of the most overused phrases in business is ‘up with the creativity and innovation quotient.’ I mean, it sounds fabulous. EXCEPT. Where do you start? And if you’ve been paying attention to the ‘noise’ lately, creativity seems to have been killed off, almost entirely, during the pandemic. Let’s start at the beginning Neuroscientists have …

The God Complex

My client was in a pickle, having a bit of meltdown and everything I was trying was clearly not helpful. Finally, I decided to tell a story. It worked. Maybe this story will work for you one day too. We all know at least one colleague who believes they are God, right? They know everything …

Life Tips & Hacks You Never Knew!

Gotta share something today. From a young fellow, Chris Hladczuk. He recently graduated from Yale and works at Goldman Sachs. (Yeah, I know. Typical money-hungry know-it-all right? Wrong!) His hobby is sharing on Twitter — frameworks, systems, and epic business stories.  Essentially life tips and hacks you never knew. (I think he is building up …

Who was Your BESTEST Boss?

Who was your bestest boss? I am talking about the person you reported to for whom you would do anything. The one you took your best ideas to, the one for whom you did your best work. The one you trusted to have your back, to understand you. They always had time to show you …

How to Reenter Our New Life

Are you excited about the vaccination rollout? I am. Here in Canada, we’ll be in a ‘majority are vaccinated at least once’ situation very soon. Which means we can begin the reentry process into our new lives. I have been thinking about that reentry and imagine there will be several circumstances we have never encountered …

2FA: Random Tech Stuff Part 3

The world of tech is quite bizarre. Even to a techie. Definitely to a non-techie. As a resident Luddite (non-techie), this is Part 3 of sharing IT things I just happened to stumble upon. 2FA One of my more negative character traits is impatience. While I cheerfully admit to having more patience than I used …

Freeze, Flight or Fight?

This edition, I want to talk about your mood.  Specifically, are you in a freeze, flight or fight mode? I have been spending far too much time these past two weeks listening to all kinds of prognostications from experts, gurus and analysts about where our country is headed over the next two months to 5 …