What Successful People Do the LAST Hour of Their Work Day

Fast Company recently posted an article that created a mini online “buzz” because of its practical relevance. The piece was simply titled “What Successful People Do the First Hour of Their Work Day” and outlined 6 activities that can help maximize your day. In response to this outstanding post I believe there are also a…

My Least Favourite Moment at The Global Leadership Summit

What is my least favourite moment at The Global Leadership Summit? It’s the same moment every year. And every year I resolve to do whatever it takes to minimize the likelihood that it will recur. It’s the moment as the Summit ends, when leaders throughout the auditorium, and in auditoriums across Canada, are pumped up,…

How Leaders Stay On Top of Relational Promptings

Here are four leadership questions I want you to wrestle with today, and I want you to be brutally honest with yourself. #1: How many times this week have you bumped into an old acquaintance and said, “Hey, we should get together for coffee…”? #2: How many times this week has a name flashed through…

Why Leaders Focus on “Starting Points”

I’ll never forget the dazed and confused looks on the faces of the members of our team as we stood there looking at the mall map. We were in Toronto putting on a conference, and during an evening break several of us had piled into a van to dash over to a nearby shopping mall…

Why My Best Day is the Day I Plan Nothing

If you were to look at my Outlook Calendar, two things would stand out. First of all, from Monday to Thursday you’d find that I schedule everything. Everything! I work ruthlessly to align my daily calendar with my highest priorities, and I’ve learned that for me, if I don’t pro-actively drop my ‘big rocks’ into…