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Mentors need Mentors

I had a mentor who described the ego like a beach ball. His lesson was that we all have egos and if our ‘Beach ball egos’ are in front of us, our vision is obscured, we don’t hear others clearly and our judgement is impaired. If we can move our egos behind us, we see...

Empathy Opportunities

I have taken full advantage of the recent gloomy Vancouver weather by spending time catching up on my reading. Like some of you, I enjoy reading 3 or 4 books, various magazines and newspapers all at once! One recurring theme has been popping up for me and that is...

I’m a 60 Year-Old Millennial

What’s all the fuss about these millennials? I’ve spent a lot of time with this cohort over the last few years as they have entered the workforce. I’ve dedicated myself to researching what makes them different from other generations – here’s what I learned....

Getting Closer: Remote-Style

Is it possible for us to be close even as we have been forced farther apart? I hesitated conducting leadership team work in the early parts of the pandemic because I hoped that we would get back to normal much sooner. I always felt that this kind of work had to...