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Leading in a Time of Rapidly Shifting Tectonic Plates

plate-tectonicsA movement at the boundary of twotectonic plates of only eight inches will set off an earthquake.


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Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil

Hear-No-Evil-See-No-Evil-Speak-No-EvilOctober 26 was the day when Jian Ghomeshi’s world began its rapid implosion. The 47 year-old CBC Radio broadcaster and host of the corporation’s hugely popular and US–syndicated morning show Q finally was facing reality.


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The World’s Biggest Change Agent

leadwithhumilityI’ve been fascinated with Pope Francis since he assumed the top leadership position with the Catholic Church. Although I’m not Catholic (indeed a long-time, non-practicing Protestant) I’ve been a student of leadership for a quarter of a century.

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A Fallen Hero Who Served His Country

Cirillo war memorialOctober 22, 2014, is the day that changed Canada, when the country’s Parliament in Ottawa was attacked suddenly and brutally.


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The challenge of delivering transformational change

The most challenging assignments I take on are those where transformational change is required. I started one such assignment last week with the Director and senior leadership team of a large national restaurant brand. 

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Brutalized by an Airline: How Corporate Culture is Reflected in Poor Customer Service



This is a story about leadership and customer service; or to be more precise it’s about the absence of both.

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10 Valuable Lessons for Aspiring Leaders

happy-people1The motivation for this post stems from my own leadership journey over the past 25-plus years, during which time I moved in and out of formal management positions, worked as a project manager, thought leader, and economist.

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3 Ways To Strengthen Your Bench Of Next Generation Leaders

The value of a life is always measured by how much of it is given away. At the end of one’s life, we celebrate the selflessness not the title, status, or accumulation. Selflessness is what makes our lives truly bigger than ourselves. If your leadership is all about you, it ends when you come to an end but if your leadership isn’t all about you, it will live beyond you.

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Stress Test: Leadership through Integrity and Humility

TimI never liked Timothy Geithner from the start when his tight-lipped, grim face began appearing regularly on the nightly news during the 2007-2008 financial meltdown and the ensuing Great Recession. Although he was the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and subsequently Treasury Secretary, he came across in the media as shifty, arrogant and a man not to be trusted.

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In Memory of a Leadership Pioneer – Warren Bennis

Bennis 2This summer saw one of the world’s most respected leadership experts depart our planet, heading off to join other past leadership giants. Warren Bennis died on July 31 at age 89.