The Strength Of A Leader Comes From The Tree Trunk

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Employee engagement research recently surfaced by Answers – a company that empowers consumers, brands and organizations by connecting them with the information they need to make better informed decisions – suggests only 27% of employees are engaged at work, whereas 45% of employees find themselves in the middle of the pack of engagement. Not surprisingly, […]

The Roots of Becoming a More Effective Leader

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If I had my way, any face-to-face leadership development program on the planet would first start with the facilitator showing a picture of General Sherman. No, not General William Tecumseh Sherman – military strategist and General of the Union Army during the United States Civil War in 1861 through 1865 – rather the giant sequoia […]

The Collateral Damage of Selfish Leadership

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I’m from Canada and although I’ve never played hockey, there is a colloquial expression in my country known as a “puck hog”. No, it’s doesn’t have anything to do with pig farming and it’s also not some new form of Canadian doughnut, but it illustrates the collateral damage of a selfish leader rather well. A puck […]

Two Very Incredible & Courageous Women

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I wouldn’t call the two incredible and courageous women in this story ‘good friends’ with me nor are we ‘best friends’, but we’re certainly not ‘bad friends’ or ‘former friends’, so let’s just go with the fact we’re ‘connections’ and leave it at that. The purpose of this story is to share, to enlighten and […]

An Ode to Hierarchy

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You there, With the jaundice coloured leadership grin. As wise souls have said before me, prematurity breeds immaturity. Where art thou braggadocio in your moment of ascension? There it is, Plentiful for all to witness like a storm that blankets Tuktoyaktuk in winter. We have seen it before in this very agora. Cold. Harsh. Unforgiving. […]