How B Corps Just Might Eliminate the Foolishness of Maximizing Shareholder Return

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I absolutely love reading (and throw in writing, for that matter) non-fiction leadership books. Unless there are multiple editions, a book unfortunately runs the risk of potentially missing out on new developments or changes in the landscape since its original publication. Take for example my first book, FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization, […]

An Ode to Hierarchy

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You there, With the jaundice coloured leadership grin. As wise souls have said before me, prematurity breeds immaturity. Where art thou braggadocio in your moment of ascension? There it is, Plentiful for all to witness like a storm that blankets Tuktoyaktuk in winter. We have seen it before in this very agora. Cold. Harsh. Unforgiving. […]

The Volkswagen Commercial That Depicts a Backwards Workplace

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It’s only a 30-second commercial, but it rubs me entirely the wrong way. I suspect the advertising agency for Volkswagen wasn’t thinking about the backwards way in which they depicted the workplace (or life) throughout the commercial, but the evidence is as clear as day to me. I have a few observations: Dad is stuck […]

A Twitter Conversation With Myself About Culture and Cetaceans

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I’ve always been an admirer of cetaceans. They are, quite possibly, my favourite parts of nature. The problem I have, however, rests not with the cetaceans but with the humans who capture them for entertainment purposes. I had another revelation. Perhaps there is a metaphorical link between the captured and caged cetaceans and employees in […]

Hierarchy for the Sake of Hierarchy is Simply Being Gutless

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The family and I were ‘out and about’ on a lovely, sun drenched Mother’s Day this past weekend. Denise was celebrating her 11th Mother’s Day but if you do the math properly, she’s been a mom now to the three goats for a cumulative total of 27 years. You’ll figure it out in a moment. […]