Category Archives: Leadership

8. The Governance Core (Campbell and Fullan)

The Governance Code:  School Boards, Superintendents and Schools Working together is a collection of leadership suggestions tailored specifically to school boards. This would have been a great book to read prior to starting as a trustee and was a helpful … Continue reading

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36. Collaborating with the Enemy (Adam Kahane)

After reading Adam Kahane’s Solving Tough Problems as part of a change management course (part of the MA Leadership curriculum), I was keen to read Collaborating with the Enemy, his latest book of tips.  Although it was narrated well, I … Continue reading

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28. Big Potential (Shawn Achor)

“Success in not just about how creative or smart or driven you are, but how well you are able to connect with, contribute to and benefit from the ecosystem of people around you”. After reading The Happiness Advantage, I was … Continue reading

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24. The Power of Moments (Chip & Dan Heath)

“Moments matter.  And what an opportunity we miss when we leave them to chance.” The Power of Moments:  Why Certain Experiences have Extraordinary Impact is an inspirational book that makes readers stop and think about past situations and how to … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton in Toronto – September 28

It was a busy week, in September, when I saw Canadian hero Roberta Bondar followed by Hillary Clinton the next night.  I joined 5499 other individuals (mostly women) to promote her book What Happened and to hear her speak about her … Continue reading

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Roberta Bondar: U of Guelph Leaders Pushing Boundaries

We can describe Roberta Bondar in many ways – astronaut, hero, neurologist, leader, scientist, role model, photographer, author, advocate for the environment, but what stands out is her enthusiasm, work ethic, optimism and commitment to lifelong learning. “Your life is … Continue reading

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92. Make Your Bed (Admiral William H. McRaven)

A colleague lent me her copy of Make Your Bed:  Little Things that Can Change Your Life… And Maybe The World.  It is a concise, easy to read manuscript of tips that he described at a 2014 graduation address at … Continue reading

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68. The Confidence Code (Kay & Shipman)

My review on The Confidence Code will be a short since we have already enjoyed (and can review) the comprehensive guest post by Dominique O’Rourke from earlier this summer.  After reading Dominique’s review, I was inspired to read this book also … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Dominique O’Rourke: The Confidence Code (Kay & Shipman)

Thank you to my wonderful friend, Dominique O’Rourke, for sharing her review of The Confidence Code.  We first met at the University of Guelph while studying leadership and shared two years of essays, assignments, residence stays and fun.  Her blog … Continue reading

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45. Start With Why (Simon Sinek)

“It all starts with clarity.  You have to know WHY you do WHAT you do” Start with Why was an inspiring book to listen to during my commutes – so inspiring that I needed to purchase my own copy!   … Continue reading

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