innovation

Why Don’t We Tip Flight Attendants?

In my career I’ve done a fair amount of traveling. Airplanes have become a place of solace for me, ironic as that may seem. Despite opportunities to be connected to the interwebs when 38,000 kilometers from terra nova, I prefer to use this oxygen deprived fuselage to both catch up and to (re)think. The introduction…

The Connected Culture

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of trying to create simplicity from chaos. That stated, I am more comfortable when a part of (or the instigator of) chaos itself. As Churchill once said, “to improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Perhaps my own personal leadership style is one…

It’s About Leadership: Ryder Hesjedal & the Giro d’Italia Win

I’m a proud Canadian, but on Sunday, May 27th, 2012 my level of pride exponentially increased as a result of 31 year-old Ryder Hesjedal, a native of Victoria, British Columbia, who became the first Canadian ever to win one of the three heralded Grand Tour cycling races, the Giro d’Italia. It’s akin to India winning…

The Link Between Leadership, Learning & Organizational Performance

Víctor García-Morales, Francisco Lloréns-Montes and Antonio Verdú-Jover published a paper in the British Journal of Management (December, 2008, Vol. 19 Issue 4) entitled, “The Effects of Transformational Leadership on Organizational Performance through Knowledge and Innovation”. In it they set out to prove the following hypotheses: Transformational leadership will be positively associated with knowledge slack (prior…

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