Category Archives: Good for you, good for business

More on meetings

The “Meetings: the practical alternative to work” poster I shared in a recent post  seemed to resonate with many readers, for some strange reason. 😉 Isn’t it amazing what we do to ourselves! A friend of mine who ended up … Continue reading

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Nuclear attacks and drop-down menus

Show of hands, how many of you have inadvertently clicked on a screen (aka interface) and done something by mistake? Maybe you’ve sent a message with a typo that you only noticed as you were clicking “Send”. Whoops, too late. Maybe you’ve sent … Continue reading

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Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission: one man’s efforts to make a difference

For readers who are not familiar with Canada, in 2015 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), established by the federal government, completed 6 years of an extensive and gut-wrenching inquiry into the impact of 120 years of the residential school … Continue reading

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Strength of character and good leadership: a winning combination

Responses to my recent post (Leadership in Challenging Times) reinforce the claim made elsewhere: the #1 characteristic of a good leader, as far as many people are concerned, is that you should feel you can trust this person. At some … Continue reading

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Bathrooms for everyone – good for you, good for business

Several state governments in the U.S. have recently passed what to most of us seems like an absolutely bizarre law, popularly known as the bathroom bill. These bills require that a transgendered person, someone who has endured long-term and intense … Continue reading

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A rebuttal to the glass-half-empty syndrome

My previous post, Musings of a temporarily despairing optimist, lamented the reluctance of so many people to become part of a solution, preferring instead to complain about the problem, waiting for someone else to find the solution – and then … Continue reading

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Musings of a temporarily despairing optimist

Three and a half years ago I wrote a blog post that resonates so well for me today it’s frightening. There’s no doubt that the more things change, the more they stay the same. The post starts as follows: I’m … Continue reading

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