Category Archives: Leadership

I think I’m too old to give advice to young people

I still remember when I was 10 years old and excitedly told my grandmother that I had bought my first 45 (rpm record), Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley. I was 10; she was 75. She not only didn’t seem … Continue reading

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The power of running … and the running community

Running equals sneakers plus putting one foot in front of the other. Period. Or I suppose some people might even eliminate the sneakers. The point is that it’s the easiest possible physical activity to get started with. At least in … Continue reading

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China: empires come and empires go … and come back again

The New York Times is running a 5-part series on China, and it makes for fascinating reading and plenty of thinking. The first article, this past Saturday, was entitled “The Land that failed to fail”. The second article appeared almost immediately … Continue reading

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How to Give ‘Feedback’ to Anyone

Originally posted on Cynthia Reyes :
A team member, working on a project with me years ago, had seen me give feedback to others.  She noticed that I always pointed out ‘the positives’ before getting to what needed improvement, and especially…

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“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi

Boy, these days we really are not seeing mankind at its best, especially in politics. Maybe outside the news cycle there are some uplifting stories and signs of hope, but if so, sadly, it’s not coming from inspiration from most … Continue reading

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Thoughts on women in leadership – Part I

Women in Leadership. Women in STEM. Women on Boards. Women in politics. The push to encourage more women to consider these options is ever-present and intensifying, at least from where I sit. The questions don’t go away: How do we attract more … Continue reading

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Thinking about how people impact our lives

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada and, as Canadians, we have much to be thankful for. This day alone is a gift to be thankful for here in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Calm, crisp, sunny, and brilliantly decorated with the splendor … Continue reading

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