In Change Agents Worldwide, we had a conversation thread recently about how we talk about each other, so that others might know us better. Lois Kelly and I agreed to correspond. Now, I have never met Lois in person. So what am … Continue reading The Fabulous Cannon Of Aha: You Should Know…Lois Kelly
A few months I attended our strata AGM, where we discussed various needs of the community. One of them is landscaping – we have several small problems with waterlogging and…kids trampling the flowers. It was agreed that we would pull … Continue reading My 7-Year Old Daughter: The Activist
My kids ground me, right? They keep me honest. They see right through me. I used to avoid having photos of them at work, because glancing at them cut me so deeply, it momentarily bamboozled me. Now, though, I like … Continue reading We Become Seekers. We Become Dreamers.
I want to work with people I trust and admire. I want to learn from them and also help them on their career path, where I can. I want to welcome a fellow traveler with a shake of the hand, … Continue reading I Am ALWAYS Hiring
Here we go again! The hiring season is upon us. Another member of the team moves to Alumni status as they develop their career in a new, positive direction. As it dovetails with the end of year, I become quite … Continue reading Time To Hire (Again).
A small, simple story to share how much I love my kids, and the gentle genius of childhood too. When Lola was in kindergarten, she was sharing a moment in her day with us at the dinner table, explaining that … Continue reading What Do You Mean, “White Skin”?!
International Working Out Loud Week #WOLweek was inopportune this time around: it happened to straddle a trip home to visit family and a couple of days of intense office visits in the UK around which was only travel. Throw in a … Continue reading Working Out Loud Using My Voice
I have made a commitment to working out loud, but the outpouring (the product if you will) ebbs and flows, often depending on project time constraints. Working out loud adds value, but it takes time. Vigilance is required to ensure … Continue reading Working Out Loud Reveals How Complex EVERYTHING Is [#Feltronics]
Last night I attended the SFU #SIATmixer, where employers, graduates and students of the SIAT school can meet’n’greet. As a long-term supporter of the SIAT talent, I like to tag along and speak to a couple of people and feel … Continue reading My Latest Intern Talent Learning Moment
I ran a day hackathon. I put it on my yearly goals as a challenge, and I did it. This is what I learned: There is no such thing as an organizational hackathon, from my research. We hear talk about … Continue reading Here Are 10 Things I Learned From Running An Organizational Hackathon