A Shining Example of Leadership – #yycflood @nenshi

July 12, 2013

I really don’t know much about Calgary’s mayor. Before Calgary was flooded, I had seen bits and pieces about him on various media sources but besides knowing his name and a few facts about him, I was pretty clueless. Fast forward to today and I still don’t know much about him…..except for the fact that […]

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Leadership from the Ashes

April 12, 2013

On my mind this week has been the re-emergence of leaders from situations that could have been devastating, and were definitely highly uncomfortable. In the past six months, I have been exposed to a number of highly successful people that have come face to face with extreme adversity. For many, these situations have been the […]

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Iginla’s Trade can Help us do Business Better

March 28, 2013

It is big news, and it has inspired some interesting discussions in this family on spring break…. The trading of Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames to the Pittsburg Penguins. But why talk about this in the PROVOKE blog? My own lens on this topic is of course relationships, and what this can underscore for […]

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A Moment vs. Tenure

September 28, 2012

I saw something play out this week that made me consider some key issues that we face as leaders and individuals. The Hockey Calgary President, in his personal life, not wearing the hat of President, in one personal blog, read by only nine people (although one of those nine people took offense to it and […]

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Ignorance is not a Defense for a Leader

July 22, 2011

Like everyone else, I have been following the implosion of News Corp. And most of the time my jaw is hitting the floor when I read more of this fiasco. I just cannot decide what I am more appalled by: The fact that phones had been hacked into The fact that people knew of this […]

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