Air Canada Isn’t Collaborating With Its Employees


Early on in my career I took my first business trip to North Carolina where I participated in a ‘higher education’ conference. No, the conference wasn’t on the airplane although we were ‘higher’. Because it was North Carolina there was even a pig roast. Sadly, I couldn’t find an apple. To get from Vancouver to […]

Can Leaders Lead From the Side?


According to ComScore, we are spending more and more time glued to a screen reading and collaborating on the Internet. No matter what country you live in, the digital golf cart has long left the clubhouse and it is gaining speed on the high-speed golf greens en route toward 100 percent pervasive participation. What’s missing? […]

My Network is my Net Worth – Part II


Several moons ago I wrote about the power of your network. I go into greater detail within Chapter 7 of the Flat Army book (The Participative Leader Framework) about the need for leaders to continuously and authentically build out their direct professional and personal networks by being reciprocal and educating. I won’t reveal the source, […]

Going Forward to the Past: Management Yahooliganism & No Longer Working From Home


My jaw dropped when I read it. Thanks to an internal memo leaked to Kara Swisher by a Yahoo employee, we have insight into a recent decision by their C-Suite. Taking a page from “we liked it better when we physically saw you hammering keystrokes on your laptop” the struggling company (bada Bing?) has mandated […]

An Infographic Depicting Learning & Collaboration in Action


Some of you know I actually have a ‘real job’ where each and every day I get to work with great people and turn ideas into action. That role sees me employed by TELUS; an organization that was recently inducted into Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame. Yes, I’m a lucky lad. […]