Leadership 2020 Newsletter: Leadership & Cultural Understanding

Over the past few years, much of my work has been informed by conversations with Wedlidi Speck a broad array of wise advisors about the concepts of cultural awareness, understanding, humility, agility and safety—trying to figure out ways to foster conditions that enhance cultural safety for I ...Read More

Leadership 2020 Newsletter: Leadership & Cultural Awareness

Over the past few years, Wedlidi Speck and I have been working together (and with a broad array of wise advisors) to unpack the concepts of cultural awareness, understanding, humility, agility and safety, and to figure out ways to foster conditions that enhance cultural safety for Indigenous ...Read More

Leadership 2020 Newsletter: Leadership by subtraction, not addition

– Submitted by a past Leadership 2020 participant  I often find that a lot of writing about leadership practices list all the things that leaders should do to be successful. But all that writing often contradicts each other—some say leaders should be assertive and outgoing, others ...Read More

Leadership 2020 Newsletter: Strategies for Learning from Failure

The wisdom of ‘learning from failure’ is essentially incontrovertible. Yet organizations that do it well are extraordinarily rare. But why? For many, this gap is not due to a lack of commitment to learning but due to thinking about failure the wrong way. Most people believe tha ...Read More

Leadership 2020 Newsletter: Leadership and Failure

– by Caitlin Frost, Leadership 2020 Hosting Team In order to really explore and create something new, we need to step out of certainty, try something different, and take some risks. In moments when we already know exactly how things will all turn out, then chances are we is not stretching very far ...Read More

Leadership 2020 Newsletter: Leaving a positive legacy

One way to support your successor is to build a strong, positive legacy while you are in your position. Hopefully, long before you depart, you will be able to focus on the legacy you want to leave. Whatever it is, your legacy will assist in providing continuity—especially if you can leave clear and h ...Read More

Altogether better: the value of caring

I want to end 2016 on a positive note. I want to take a moment to celebrate all the wonderful things that Federation members do every day, all year long. Beyond the various job descriptions we hold, everything we do as part of this federation moves our province in the direction of greater inclusion, equality, accessibilit ...Read More

Conference Reflections: Reconciliation as a way of being

Last week I was honoured and humbled to be joined by many of you for three days of intense and heartfelt dialogue, learning, and connection. The Federation will revisit and share various themes and ideas that emerged at the conference over the coming weeks. But for now, I simply want to pause and reflect before ...Read More

2020 Reflections – On creativity

Adam Grant is one of my favourite organizational psychology authors. He is a professor in the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania and has been making his mark by challenging us to think differently about ourselves and our organizations. I shared some insights gleaned from his first book, Give and Take i ...Read More

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 procee ...Read More