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. […]

Amidst Uncertainty the Inuksuk Surfaces

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I can recall with fond memory many of the class projects I worked on while attending elementary school. The exploding volcano might have packed too much of a punch for poor Mrs. Guyatt though. I’ve never seen grey hair instantly turn white like that. Perhaps my favourite one had me researching and writing a speech […]

Whose Job Is Leadership, Anyway?

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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 […]

The Leadership Collapse of Manchester United

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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 […]

Which Type of Stonemason Are You?

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Here’s an old story about three different stonemasons from a bygone era. We’ll call them Mario, Paladino and Antonio. They each are working on the construction of a new building. Technically they’re on the same team, but it’s their attitudes that I’m interested in. When we ask Mario what he’s working on, he frowns and […]