Life Lessons: A Reflection on Leadership

As Victor Frankl wrote in 1946, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: … to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” (Man’s Search for Meaning) My life has led me to reflect on how we live our lives...

Values: Finding the Best Organizational Fit

Over my career and more specifically over the past few months there have been situations or queries from clients about best values fit, how to ensure new hires are a fit for their organizational culture and more specifically the teams they are hiring too.  Every...

Lead, Laugh & Play…at Work!

I recently read an article from a June 2015 McCormick Centre titled Laughing Leadership by Holly Elissa Bruno. Holly began her article with a couple of questions: “Who makes you laugh? Really laugh. Laugh-until-you-cry laugh?” And, “Could you use a dose of that person...

Laying the Groundwork for a Systems Understanding

As a perpetual learner and a leader of a learning team it’s important to continuously live the learning. As such, I’m involved in two Learning Communities of Practice (LCoP). One is a group of leaders from the Building Collaborative Learning Teams workshop that...