Archive for December, 2010

Setting the Stage for Career Action…

December 24, 2010

I was invited by the Globe and Mail to provide some thoughts on what will be important in 2011 for career success. I had lots of ideas but we were asked to choose one. I chose to focus on EQ (emotional intelligence/emotional quotient). Functional/job specific skills will always be important but EQ  is what will differentiate the high potentials and help keep you resilient, optimistic, balanced, focused — and more.

I was among a handful of others who were invited to contribute ideas. Everybody’s idea was bang-on right. Check out the article – it’s online at the Globe and CTV.  

In the meantime, happy, safe holidays everyone!

To your TGIMworklife!


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The Home Stretch: Year-End Reflections

December 19, 2010

I love this time of the year. Albeit it’s busy like crazy but we’re almost there. Some of you have already started your holiday break. Well, the last two weeks of the year are always a special time for me and for many reasons. For one, it’s an opportunity to pause, park and reflect on the year past and the year ahead.

And in my annual tradition, I will be taking time to do my annual “End of Year – Start Anew” reflection. I usually create a list of thought-starter questions to prompt/guide my reflection.  I’ve shared these questions in past years and am doing so again this year. In fact, they are in my ‘seasonal newsletter’

If you want a peek, have a look. Better yet, sign up for my newsletter so you won’t miss a beat.  You can hit the ‘subscribe to newsletter’ button on this blog (see right panel); send me an email that says “subscribe me to newsletter“, or click on the “join mailing list“.

Either way – would love to welcome you. In the meantime, wishing you and your loved ones a happy, healthy, holiday season!

Warm regards,


The Gratitude Book Project – It’s Here!

December 15, 2010

This is a real quick post because I’m on the fly today but I  just have to get this news out! A short while ago, I received an invitation to be a co-author of an exciting new book project called “The Gratitude Book Project”. 

 It’s a compilation of short anecdotes from contributors who were invited to answer the question: “What are you Grateful for?”

It was easy and yet hard for me to answer that question. Easy because I have a gazillion things that I feel grateful for on any given day – Yet hard too  because how do you choose only one?!  Well, I said yes and you can read it in the book along with 364 more anecdotes.

And today is the day — it just hit the shelves and you can get a copy at Amazon. Check it out .

I’ll tell you more about why I got involved in the project in a later post – but for now, just had to get the news out. Check it out – reading the stories will inspire you and demonstrate how living ‘gratefully’ can make an enormous difference — to your health, happiness, optimism, resilience and overall MOJO! Great for gifts, or for your own daily inspiration. And all proceeds from national booksellers will be going to charitable organizations.

More later. In the meantime, here’s to a grateful, TGIM worklife!


Ta Da!!!! Done…!

December 1, 2010

I’ve been meaning to get a TGIM Work-Life newsletter out for some time.  But alas, that ‘to-do’ list always had something else that had to get done first.  Well — Ta Da! I finally got it done. And guess what? The focus for this issue is battling ‘too much to do overwhelm’ — with the “Ta Da” list.

Would you like to read it?  Read the online version here.

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Ta Da! Easy….

To a TGIM Work-Life!