Lisa Martin blog post dancing with time

Dancing with Time

With 2 weeks to go before it's ‘back-to-school/work' time, your to-do list is most likely creeping into the forefront of your mind. As a leader, strict list-making and time-scheduling are not your friends. In fact, I would argue they are enemies of productivity. What you need instead is to have time intelligence. You need to…

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Lisa Martin blog post start a rejuvenation program

Start a Rejuvenation Program

Everyone needs time and space for rejuvenation and personal growth. This is commonsense. It’s how we retain maintain vitality…a zest for life. So, why do so many people neglect to take the time? Lack of capacity is the biggest reason. It stems from a belief the world, as you know it, will end if you…

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Speaking with Lawyers

I recently returned from a speaking engagement in Toronto for Fasken Martineau –  a leading international law firm with 770 lawyers across Canada, the United Kingdom and South Africa. Fasken believes in long-term career development, focused on continual personal development and work-life balance. I shared practices with their team and clients to help them thrive…

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Lisa Martin blog post elegantly losing

Elegantly Losing

People who are best at life know how to lose.  They move more easily and elegantly through life. They acquire wisdom. They take bigger, smarter risks because they’re less afraid of failure. Good losers take a long-term view, so they’re not shattered by disappointments no matter how dramatic they may seem at the time. I…

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Lisa Martin blog post a busy mind is not your friend

A Busy Mind is Not Your Friend

We live in a world that loves busy people. Loves them. It’s a world that feeds us a steady diet of breaking news and mobile technology. We’re told ‘busy’ means important. Successful. Fabulous. Normal. But here is what’s rarely mentioned, busy minds aren’t so wonderful when you’re in a leadership role. And they don’t allow space…

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Lisa Martin blog post Presence vs Obnoxiousness

Presence vs. Obnoxiousness

Allow me to share some cautionary advice on presence because it can be treacherous territory. Sometimes people think they have presence when in fact, they are exuding something else entirely: obnoxiousness. Now don’t stop reading. I know you think this isn’t you. But obnoxiousness is a spectrum and sometimes it can appear in small or…

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