Mentoring

What the F*^k are you doing? When a mentor really changes your life, and they didn’t even know it.

So, this woman changed my life. She probably doesn’t know it, and she probably does it all the time without realizing it. Beth Symes, all around kick-ass lawyer Many years ago, I was in a terrible position. My boss was in love with me. It wasn’t cute. It wasn’t funny. And it wasn’t Hollywood, where …

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View from 35,000 feet, with Charles Brown, President, The Source

One of our favourite people of 2012 has been Charles Brown.  Authentic leader with a “capital A”, Charles shared a variety of his leadership lessons learned with us at our View from the C-Suite event earlier this Spring and, on a recent flight, he dropped us a line with a few more tips to share.  …

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View from the C-Suite with Charles Brown, President, The Source

Earlier this month, a select group of our members had an amazing opportunity to sit down for a straight up conversation with Charles Brown, President of The Source.  We’ve had a number of terrific leaders join our podiums over the past 4 years, but I can honestly say, Charles Brown was the first one to …

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Fast Friday with David Roberts, my dad, and former coach of the Canadian Rugby team

My father, as I’m sure many of your own, has always been a fountain of great wisdom as it relates to life lessons.  The RoundtableTalk blog was a little quiet this week as this LeaderTalker enjoyed some R&R with my folks and, in honour of my dad and Father’s day, this word of wisdom comes from …

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Fast Friday words of wisdom with a King St West philosopher

As the self-proclaimed centre of the universe, Toronto has always struck me as being full of people happy to give you unsolicited advice.  Walking along King Street recently, I saw a quote pasted in a doorway worthy of our Fast Friday installment. “5 percent is the plan; 95 percent is the execution.” It reminded me …

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Are you becoming a Narcissistic Leader? Top 10 red flags that you’re in danger of becoming one.

In a previous post, we discussed the slippery slope to narcissism.  We mused “in our current culture of performance at all costs, are we unintentionally building a breed of narcissistic leaders who put results before people and their own needs above all?”  We put the question out on LinkedIn and, based on the responses, here’s …

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