Hi there! I’m Dan. Thanks for dropping by.
I’m so excited to publish my third book, OPEN to THINK: Slow Down, Think Creatively, and Make Better Decisions, on September 11, 2018. Do you want to get better at your thinking? Pre-order the book over here.
Speaking of thinking, in 2018 the Thinkers50 organization placed me on their “On the Radar” list. What an honour.
I am delighted to be an Adjunct Professor at the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria.
I’m also Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office where I help organizations and leaders who are looking to improve all facets of the ‘future of work’ including employee engagement, leadership development, collaborative behaviours, organizational purpose, digital transformation and corporate culture.
Most importantly however, I am a dad, husband, son, brother and friend. I am defined not by what I say but what others say about me.
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An engaged leader is the beginning.
Purpose is what you stand for.
Open Thinking: Dream, Decide, Do, Repeat.
Leadership, Purpose & Open Thinking is the key.
Previously responsible for the overarching leadership development, learning and collaboration strategy at TELUS.
I helped to drive a philosophical and cultural shift in the way TELUS views and experiences leadership with the introduction of the TELUS Leadership Philosophy (TLP), an open and collaborative-based leadership framework for all TELUS team members, alongside a litany of collaboration technologies.
This included the launch of “Learning 2.0”; the shift to a social, informal and formal learning and collaboration model for all 43,000+ team members, bringing TELUS to the forefront of learning leadership.
Amazingly, over my tenure, employee engagement at TELUS skyrocketed from 53% to 87%.
Prior to TELUS, I spent six years in the business intelligence space as the Head of University of Business Intelligence (UBI), an outfit that sat at SAP, Business Objects and Crystal Decisions. I also spent five years in higher education helping launch the High-Tech Professional Department of the British Columbia Institute of Technology. I even spent three years teaching high school.
Over my career, I have been the recipient of over twenty industry awards.