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Flat Army CSTD Keynote as Art

I had the chance to deliver the CSTD Symposium keynote in Calgary, Alberta on June 5, 2014. Hopefully audience members came away with a nugget or two of inspiration or ideas for change. I can safely report no tomatoes were launched on stage. The inimitable Corrie Melanson of seemeaning.ca captured the talk as a graphic….

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…

Whose Job Is Leadership, Anyway?

How does the current state of leadership affect employee engagement? What is the effect of both good and bad leadership as it pertains to organizational health and engagement? From a leadership perspective, who actually is responsible for employee engagement? Who is responsible for the act of leadership? According to Hay Group, a global management consulting…

Lessons Learned From a First Time Author

“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…

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