Category Archives: Leadership

Celebrating World Happiness Day in the time of COVID-19

Today, March 20, is World Happiness Day. March 20 has been recognized as International Day of Happiness since first being introduced in 2006, and was endorsed by the United Nations in 2012 when they adopted Bhutan’s concept of Gross National … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Facebook friends in the midst of world COVID-19 lockdown

I don’t know about you, but with even more time for people to be on Facebook, I find that FB friends are passing along helpful and thoughtful “posters” to help deal with self-isolation, to understand why it’s so critically important, … Continue reading

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Looking at how diseases spread using world maps

Understanding diseases and how they spread is a hot topic these days, for obvious reasons.  Let’s take a look at the different ways in which diseases can spread and see if that helps.  In each case, before scientists understood both … Continue reading

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Highlighting Women in IT on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. Since it falls on Sunday this year, why not celebrate for the entire weekend! International Women’s Day has a surprisingly long history. The first Women’s Day was organized in New … Continue reading

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The pangolin and Mike Pence

Am I the only one who feels like she’s living in the Twilight Zone, or maybe in a Far Side cartoon?! These past few years have been weird – OK, frightening – but what’s unfolding now offers perhaps the ultimate … Continue reading

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Favourite ideas for living a good life

John Persico, at his blog Aging Capriciously, writes thought-provoking and often provocative posts. I enjoy thinking about what he’s said and “listening” to his perspective to understand where he’s coming from. Recently he’s been posting a series about his four … Continue reading

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What do Antarctic explorers, a major national telco, and mental health have in common?

Now that I look at this title I can see that I’ve set myself up for some wrong answers! So, no, the answer is not that anyone skiing to the South Pole (and then climbing the highest mountain in Antarctica) … Continue reading

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