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The word is out: Trump’s rhetoric is eroding America’s moral authority

According to opinion pieces in CNN, the New York Times, and elsewhere recently, America’s moral authority in the world is being compromised by the intemperate language often used by their new president towards its allies and his own citizens. An … Continue reading

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Living your dash, remembering to take stock

Last week was a sad and sobering one for me. Two people whose lives had intersected with mine in very different ways passed away in the same week. The reality is that death is part of life, and at my … Continue reading

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Sorry, but why do people keep saying that Donald Trump is the leader of the free world??

As most people around the world grow increasingly concerned about the erratic tweets, threats and general behaviour of the new president of the U.S., it interests me – actually, it astounds me – that in the midst of articles and … Continue reading

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Checks and balances, the world needs you

Nearly three weeks into the new world order of America under its new president, Donald Trump. What a surreal and unsettling three weeks. It is difficult to concentrate on other interests; they seem so mundane compared to witnessing the unravelling … Continue reading

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How do we mentor women when there aren’t enough female role models?

“Where are the women? How do we engage more of them?” This concern has been posed to me in three different contexts in the past two weeks, and in each case, I’m very pleased to say, by men. The specific questions, coming … Continue reading

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The Mounties, the Donald, sexism, and the gaps in the message

Even if you’ve never been to Canada there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the Mounties. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the RCMP, with their ceremonial hats and red jackets, are a national icon of Canada. The Mounties, in fact, have a … Continue reading

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Good leadership requires good communication

Nobody ever said that effective communication was easy. We don’t always get the words just right, or the timing. We’re not always listening to each other when we should. (And as we get older, the reality is that we can’t … Continue reading

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