Monthly Archives: April 2015

Leading Through Storytelling

I love history and biodiversity. In fact, my love of history and biodiversity led me to complete an undergraduate degree in archaeology and Egyptology (the study of ancient Egypt) and to work many years at the Royal Ontario Museum.

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Managing Teams without Alienating Them

Picture a typical hourglass: wide at the top and bottom, tight in the middle. It’s a brilliant  way of measuring time. It’s also a terrible way to manage people, but it’s the way many managers want to manage their teams.

Consider this:

  • A manager is given a new assignment and promptly turns it over to his team.

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Thoughts on Country Music & Empowerment

I’ve never been a fan of country music. I’m more of an indie-folk-pop girl. But my taste for the twang has been awakened recently because two of my friends have started a country band – and they’re good.

No one could tell me country music was worth listening to.

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Inclusive Leadership May Be More Relevant Than Ever

There is a popular “truth” out there that, in times of crisis, we need forceful leaders to independently make decisions.

People will often cite examples such as an impending crash to justify the pilot making decisions on his or her own, on the basis that seconds count (which is true) and that the pilot alone has the fast-thinking ability to avoid disaster (which is not necessarily true).

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