Category: Leadership

When I think of what makes people interesting, British comedian John Cleese comes to mind.  It takes a great deal of talent to be a consistently funny writer for your whole career and he has done just that. I was

In September 1962, American President, John F. Kennedy, gave one of the best and most inspiring speeches ever made when he said, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing

Social Innovation is about changing systems at their root, about looking at how things are done and making them better, not just for customers, but for everyone. Yet even the most socially conscious system needs financial accountability. My goal is

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In a blog post about hiring leaders, Wayne Floyd asks, “How would you describe the most important skills or qualifications that you bring to the position of leadership?”  He then gives the standard list:  “experienced, responsible, reliable, organized, competent, skilled,

Is this your image of a conductor, someone who insists on being called “maestro”, someone with a whim of iron who can quell opposition with a single insult, someone who makes trained professionals quake in their boots? Now, let me

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On page B5 of today’s Toronto Globe and Mail newspaper is an announcement by UBS Investment Bank. It caught my eye because of how glum the three executives pictured appear. The announcement is for the promotions of Jim Estey, Rick


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