Category Archives: Leadership

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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14. Weology (Peter Aceto with Justin Kingsley)

“Leadership is a responsibility to elicit- and help people discover – the greatness they already possess”. I enjoyed meeting Peter Aceto at the Art of Leadership Conference in November. His focus on ‘we’ and an open leadership style was refreshing. … Continue reading

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2. Everyone’s An Artist (Tite, Kavanagh & Novais)

January is a fresh beginning and seems a great month to inspire leadership.  As I embark in a Resolution Reads Non-Fiction challenge, it is time to read the signed books that I purchased at the November Art of Leadership conference.  This conference was fantastic and the … Continue reading

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Marshall Goldsmith: Art of Leadership

After a very busy couple of weeks, here is the last review related to the Art of Leadership Conference that I attended October 21st.  The final speaker of the day was Marshall Goldsmith, the author or editor of 35 books … Continue reading

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Neil Pasricha: The Art of Leadership

“It is not if the glass is half full, remember that it is refillable!” Having read The Happiness Equation in May, I was thrilled to hear Neil Pasricha speak at the fabulous Art of Leadership Conference, in Toronto last week. … Continue reading

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