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 […]

Great Work Interview – Flat Army & Michael Bungay Stanier

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I had the chance to sit down and be interviewed by Michael Bungay Stanier, Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work. I know, how cool is that tagline? Michael asked if he could interview me as part of his Great Work interview series. […]

The Simple Act of Trusting

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In the book Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, author Simon Sinek states: “Leadership is the ability to rally people not for a single event, but for years. Leadership requires people to stick with you through thick and thin.” Although I wholeheartedly agree, one might argue the only way that […]

Holacracy Is Not The Answer To Your Employee Disengagement Issues

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If you’re located in parts of North America where it’s been too cold to even blink your eyes lately, you may not have seen the news. Holacracy is the new black. Holacracy? In a nutshell, Holacracy is an organizational structure — initially devised by self-described “recovering CEO” Brian Robertson of HolacracyOne — that purports to do the following: Holacracy […]

Flat Army on the Back of a (Digital) Napkin

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When I’m writing material for a book, and specifically when I’m using an iPad, I normally find myself mainly in Evernote typing away … but because I like to sketch things out as well I also spend some time on an app called Bamboo Paper. Think of the app as a digital sketch pad or […]