My Upcoming Events for Eastern Ontario

I will be hosting the following Executive Showcase events featuring LMI Canada’s Effective Personal Productivity process.  This process is helping thousands around the world get better results in their business and personal lives.  Click the links to learn more about the specific program.  Send me an email to to set up a meeting to discuss the details.


2014 August 28 – Belleville OntarioEPP

2014 October 8 – Ottawa Ontario

2014 November 20 – Belleville Ontario


Mike’s Productivity Webinar Series

Hey!  It’s been a while, but I’m back and I’m super excited to announce that I’ve started a Productivity Webinar series.  The first episode is titled “Making Email Work for You” and provides simple strategies to reduce the number of emails you process and the amount of time you spend processing them.  Check it out!

Email Sucks!

Ask anyone at your place of work what they think of email and they’ll probably roll their eyes, groan and tell you about the 1500 emails they have in their inbox.  Probe further and they’ll tell you all their pet peeves about how it is misused by everyone but them.  Despite this, email can be an effective, efficient, and necessary tool for all business.  So how do you get more of the good, and less of the bad that email has to offer?   Continue reading

We’re all leaders AND followers.

Are leaders born or made?  I don’t believe it’s either.  As with elite athletes, some leaders are naturals and some have to work hard to become good leaders.  Also, I believe context can be as important as one’s specific leadership skills.  We are all leaders in some situations and followers in others.  Let me qualify this by making it clear that I’m not a psychologist and I don’t have a masters in leadership.  What I have is almost 20 years of experience working both as an employee and as a senior leader in manufacturing.  I’ve lived both sides of the leader/follower equation and these are my observations. Continue reading

Things Google Knows to Be True #7

Next in the my series on Google’s “10 Things We Know to Be True”:

#7 There’s always more information out there. Continue reading

Things Google Knows To Be True #4,5 & 6

Today’s post is a continuation of my previous series on Google’s “Ten Things We Know to Be True”. If you missed the first 3, here are the links:

1. Focus on the user and all else will follow.

2. It’s best to do one thing really, really well.

3. Fast is better than slow.

Now, for the next installment. I’ve grouped the next 3 together because, frankly, 4 and 5 are kind of dry and I couldn’t come up with anything particularly great to write about them. 6 is a beauty though, so read on! Continue reading

Data Rich.

With all the data available to us in our organizations it’s so easy to get wrapped up in measuring everything under the sun and having hundreds of cool charts and graphs posted for all to see.  The data can tell us all sorts of wonderful things.

It can also distract us from the two most important things.  What is our ultimate goal? And, does the data tell us if we are getting closer to that goal? If you answer the latter with a “No”, trash it and find out what does. Continue reading