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Goodbye Team of Five Years

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…

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…

Let’s Stop Penalizing the Dreamers

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….

The Leadership Collapse of Manchester United

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…

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