Category Archives: Leadership

How to retain – or regain – a sense of community during a pandemic

In the past few weeks I’ve heard some distressing comments from former colleagues, younger colleagues who have been working through the strains and constraints of COVID.  The COVID work world, complete with rapidly switching to Zoom, teaching by Zoom, having … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: how well is the world doing by this measure of leadership?

I suppose it depends on what “making everyone else better” means to each of us. Maybe thinking in terms of how we’re doing in protecting our planet, fighting racism, and overcoming inequality?! What works for you?

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Women making history during a global pandemic

I know that Halloween rules this weekend, and hopefully treat-or-treaters everywhere will be able to costume up and get out and gather bags of treats. However, I just discovered yesterday that along with Thanksgiving (in Canada) and Halloween, October in … Continue reading

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Harnessing your inner Superhero

I bet you never fantasize about being a superhero, at least not since you were a kid.  Kids can dream.  Well, after reading a friend’s Facebook post this morning about his childhood dreams of being a superhero, and especially the … Continue reading

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Can we get by without a strong, respected United Nations? Please say no!

The idea of nations coming together – uniting – to address common challenges and to collectively work to prevent other challenges from starting was a brand new concept 75 years ago. In fact, 75 years ago this week. The United … Continue reading

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Canada’s most closely guarded secret: October is Women’s History Month

OK, all of you readers who are Canadian women, raise your hand if you knew that October is Canada’s Women’s History Month, so almost over? I’m not raising my hand, or at least I wouldn’t have a few days ago. … Continue reading

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Does power inevitably corrupt? Really?

“It’s said that ‘power corrupts’, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. When they do act, they think of it as service, which has limits. The tyrant, … Continue reading

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Yes You Can!

Everyone deserves someone in their life to tell them “Yes you can”. Even better if everyone could have many, many people telling them that they can and should reach for the stars. But one voice alone can make all the … Continue reading

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