Leadership 2020 Blog

The Leadership 2020 program builds leadership knowledge, skills, and capacity for those in BC’s social services sector. The Leadership 2020 blog contains posts, articles, and resources from the Leadership 2020 newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.

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 say leaders should be reflective and focus on listening. For […]

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 that failure is bad. (Of course, it is!) But they also believe […]

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 into new territory. […]

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 helpful guideposts for […]

Leadership 2020 Newsletter: Knowledge transfer and succession planning

– by Annemarie Travers, Leadership 2020 Hosting Team At some point or another, we all leave our positions—we change roles, get a promotion, find a new job, or retire. And, during these transitions, we often focus on tidying up loose ends and preparing for the next thing instead of thinking about what (and who) will […]