Blog Posts and Updates

Changes happen quickly in our sector. Check this space for Weekly Updates from our Executive director, news releases, issue tracking, and posts from our leadership blog.

Positive Teams are More Productive

Positive Teams are More Productive, by Emma Seppala (Harvard Business Review, March 2015) One of the first things to note about this very short article is that is written by the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Think about the fact that an institution like Stanford values compassion […]

Resources on Theory U

In the Leadership 2020 final residencies we work extensively with Theory U as both a framework for the final week’s design and as a method for change leadership. Our design and hosting team loves working with Theory U as participants both ‘see themselves’ within the model/method and discover a language and process that informs their […]

Margaret Wheatley: Turning to One Another

From Margaret Wheatley, Turning to One Another, 2009 In working with many people in very different cultures, I’ve learned to define leadership differently than most. A leader is anyone willing to help, anyone who sees something that needs to change and takes the first steps to influence that situation. It might be a parent who […]

Al Etmanski’s speaking notes from the FCSSBC Social Policy Forum

The political announcement in Tuesday’s budget to increase spending for children in care occurred in large part because FOR THE LAST 15 – 20 YEARS: You spoke up IN DEFENSE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA’S children and families You worked with public service and political allies to prevent further cuts You developed new resources with your ingenuity and […]

2020 Resources – Al Etmanski’s speaking notes from the FCSSBC Social Policy Forum

The political announcement in Tuesday’s budget to increase spending for children in care occurred in large part because FOR THE LAST 15 – 20 YEARS: You spoke up IN DEFENSE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA’S children and families You worked with public service and political allies to prevent further cuts You developed new resources with your ingenuity and […]

2020 Resources – CBC’s 8th Fire

As a CBC Broadcaster, Wab Kinew hosted a series of programs entitled 8th Fire – Aboriginal People, Canada and the Way Forward. The title 8th Fire is a reference to the Anishinaabe prophecy “that suggests now is the time to fix the relationship between Indigenous people and others. Embracing a way of life built on […]

2020 Reflections – Living into reconciliation

Last week I attended the Federation’s Spring General Meeting and Social Policy Forum. Leadership 2020’s core faculty member, Chris Corrigan, led the 120 participants in Open Space (see sidebar on Open Space) and a beautiful array of topics were proposed by the participants for deep discussion. You can find the raw proceedings here. I called […]

The Reason You Walk, Wab Kinew (2015)

Wabanakwut Kinew is an Anishinaabe pipe carrier and member of the Mediwin, hip hop musician, CBC broadcaster, author, TRC honorary witness, and University of Winnipeg’s associate vice president of Indigenous Relations. Raised on the Onigaming First Nation in Ontario and in Winnipeg, he is the son of respected traditional chief and elder Tobasonakwut Kinew (also […]

In Praise of the Incomplete Leader

In Praise of the Incomplete LeaderBy Deborah Ancona, Thomas Malone, Wanda Orlikowski & Peter SengeHarvard Business Review, February 2007. Can be downloaded at HBR. The authors of this exceptional article (all teachers and researchers at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Leadership) have decades of experience working in diverse organizational contexts and declare, “It’s time to […]

Mindset

Carol Dweck has had an extraordinary career at Columbia, Harvard and now Stanford universities, and she has spent decades researching and exploring how we learn, develop and grow. She is fascinated by the perseverance of infants as they learn to talk and walk, despite the challenges and setbacks. She is also curious about why people […]