Next Wednesday January 23 marks a very special day for me – exactly five years ago on this date, my very first column for The Globe & Mail published that morning. In How to be the boss when your co-workers are your friends, I laid out seven steps to ease this difficult transition. I’ll be honest, this was (and still is) a very exciting day for me! To be invited to contribute as a thought-leader for one of Canada’s most respected and widely-circulated national newspapers is a huge honour. Not to mention a validation of the leadership development work I have been doing for so many years.
Back then, I was a contributing columnist to The Globe’s Leadership Lab series, published primarily online, but also occasionally in their print edition. Today, five years later, I write a regular column in their Report on Business print edition, every four weeks on Mondays, under the loose banner of “Leadership Matters”.
Thank you The Globe & Mail, I am gratified to be amongst the ranks of your respected writers.
My most popular column ever was Four things millennials hate about you, garnering more than 50,000 views, over 4,000 “direct” shares, and comments and re-tweets numbering in the thousands in just three days. It was my first taste of “going viral” and while pretty exciting, was also a little scary! Continue reading
Warning: celebration alert!
Last Thursday quietly marked an important anniversary in my world – exactly one year ago on that day, my inaugural Leadership Lab column launched in The Globe & Mail‘s Report on Business section. How to be the boss when your co-workers are your friends hit cyberspace that morning, and even though I had no idea at the time, January 23, 2014 kicked off what has turned out to be a hugely rewarding and productive relationship with Canada’s most respected and widely-circulated national newspaper, printed in six major cities from coast to coast across the country. Since that first Leadership Lab column aired last January, I’ve written seven more, including one earlier this month. And when The Report on Business ran a retrospective on the Top Ten Leadership Lab columns in 2014, two of my columns made #1 and #2 on the list!!! Continue reading