Goodbye Team of Five Years

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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

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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. […]

Lessons Learned From a First Time Author

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“You are way too verbose,” said my Grade 11 English teacher back in 1987. “Don’t ever pick a career as a writer,” he added as the follow-up to that crushing blow to childhood ability. I never actually thought I’d become an author. I enjoyed writing, but didn’t seriously consider it as a vocation, as a […]

The Leadership Collapse of Manchester United

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There is much to learn from sport. Whether you play or support or do both, we have the luxury of peering into the leadership habits of athletes, managers and teams with an arms length magnifying glass to gain a great deal of insight. You don’t have to like football (soccer) but what has transpired this […]

Maybe We Should Be More Like a Fridge at Work

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I’m a 42 year-old man and every day I wake up and get out of bed – with my infinitely better best mate – I walk into a sporting arena where I am forced to play zone defence. Not in the football or basketball sense, but in the family sense. The goats – that’s what […]