Category Leadership

The Face of Contrition

The Teflon Prime Minister gave us an act of contrition that was positively Biblical Thursday. Too bad it was the wrong chapter and verse. In an unusual 8 a.m. Ottawa time press conference (you don’t usually make big statements when half the country is still asleep), Prime Minister Selfie tried to put an end to […]

Contrition?

In the past week I have written three posts about the SNC-Lavalin scandal – and you have seen none of them. This is number four. Things have been changing so rapidly that whatever I write seems to be out of date by the time I finish it, so I have refrained from posting. Today though […]

On The Line

Jagmeet Singh’s future is on the line today. The leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party is contesting a by-election. If he loses he will be expected to step down as party leader. Singh’s strategy since winning the party leadership in October 2017 has been to travel the country meeting Canadians. He passed up on the […]

Fast Moving Events

I had a post planned for today that you will never read. That is the drawback when you  choose to write about current events. That post was about the latest investigation by Canada’s Ethics Commissioner into the Prime Minister and his office. I was going to comment on the nature of the scandal (involving interference […]

Wanted: Leaders For Our Times

Ever have a love/hate relationship? That’s what I have been having with Moral Leadership for a Divided Age. I love this book. I hate this book. I am inspired. I want to scream. Why did they do this to me? The premise is simple enough. If you want to understand leadership, just look at leaders. […]

No Nukes

  Life gets busy. I’m sure you understand that. Some days I am not quite sure which end is up. Which can be problematic if you need to walk anywhere. My life is at times filled with notes and ideas for this space that get filed away and not acted upon, for whatever reason. I’m […]

Say It Ain’t So

Many years ago I worked for Canada’s famed national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, colloquially known as the “Mounties.” I was a civilian employee, not a police officer and had the opportunity to view many officers first-hand in my work both in the national and eastern Ontario headquarters. As with any organization, the […]