Three Leadership Lessons from How Steve Nash Played Basketball

Steve Nash was inducted into the Hoops Hall of Fame last week. He is my favourite basketball player of all time and he’ll go down in history as a transcendent innovator of the sport in spite of never making it to the NBA Finals. There’s a lot to learn about leadership...
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Seven Ways to Make Time for Learning

Seven Ways to Make Time for Learning

The ability to learn is arguably the most important skill for human beings to develop. Futurist Heather McGowan argues that the rate of technological and demographic change means that we need to learn – not to mention unlearn – at spectacular rates. For me, time, or...

Three Ways to Reframe Winning

Three Ways to Reframe Winning

Human beings have a problem with winning. Too often we focus on winning as a zero-sum game and define “winners” highlighting the failings of folks who didn’t win – when we do this we call peoples or teams “losers”. Focusing only on winning at all costs also ignores...

10 Ways to Add Value Like Italians

10 Ways to Add Value Like Italians

For the last two weeks I’ve been exploring the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy with my colleagues from Vancity. Our home base was Bologna, the region’s capital, which is the epicenter of the co-operative movement and in possession of Europe’s oldest university....

Seven Co-operative Reflections from Bologna, Italy

Seven Co-operative Reflections from Bologna, Italy

For two weeks I am participating in the Emilia-Romagna Co-operative Study Tour, which is a Vancity program designed to enhance knowledge about the co-operative movement and inspire connections between each other, our work and co-operative leadership. The Italian...

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