Go Green!

Email after email came in after my last blog on the importance of hiring “Yellows”! It seems like those of you who bring the strengths of intuition, negotiation, and inspiration to the proverbial table were elated to see your contributions noticed. In addition, I was surprised at the accompanying emails that came in – those…

Superheroes and Superstars

Superheroes and Superstars: Casting the Right Talent in Blockbusters and Business The purple arch-villain of the Marvel Avengers franchise, Thanos, stands amid a crumbling planet, his amour glistening and his gold-plated glove shimmers with infinity stones. If he snaps his fingers, half of life is obliterated in an instant. The Avengers race toward him, with…

Can I give you some feedback?

If you’re like me, then that question can feel like a double edged sword. How do you answer? As an employee, it’s nice to know how you’re doing …are you meeting expectations? But also, can be a very scary and vulnerable moment which makes you cringe a little bit in anticipation. As a manager, field…

The Path to Essentialism : Part 2

Application After spending 6 weeks implementing the 5 practices McKeown suggests in his book Essentialism in my work life,  I soon realized it could not help but overflow into my personal life. Weaving all 5 steps into my everyday life proved essential to move the needle towards simply needing less, and in return getting MORE!…

A Winning Strategy

a guest blog by Anthony Modena Chief Executive Officer, Modena Design Centres    Many years ago, when I was introduced to the game of chess, I was given a small book that taught a strategy for winning at chess. I have long ago lost the book and no longer remember the author. However, I became…