Culture

Why I’d Work With Google’s Laszlo Bock (one day)

Laszlo Bock is the Senior Vice-President of People Operations at Google. He rose to such a role at the age of 33 in 2006. My math background puts him at an age that is slightly younger than me, so I’m a wee bit jealous. I’ve never met Laszlo. But I’d like to. And one day, maybe…

Goodbye Team of Five Years

On Monday, April 7, 2014 I start a new adventure at TELUS. For the previous five years I held the position ‘Head of Learning and Collaboration’ and worked with hundreds of team members, partners, media and customers. Perhaps the most important relationship I had was with the direct team I was accountable for. I sent…

Let’s Stop Penalizing the Dreamers

I had a wonderful, powerful get-together the other day with a friend of mine. Like me, he’s a dreamer. It was a chat long overdue. We hadn’t shared a latte for well over twelve months. “Aaron” and I met about six years ago and from that first moment I felt a sense of connected kinship….

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Five Essential Tips to Effectively Work from Home

Over at TELUS – where my day job as Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office keeps me equal parts flourishing and busy – I have the luxury of being a mobile worker. Being a mobile worker means I can work from the road, a TELUS office, hotels, the odd coffee shop … and yes even…

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