Category Archives: Leadership

36. The Happiness Equation (Neil Pasricha)

Many of you have likely heard of The Book of Awesome.  This was written by Canadian author, Neil Pasricha who was to present at the Toronto Reference Library.  Inspired by this upcoming event, The Happiness Equation made it to my … Continue reading

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Repost: Mindset (Dweck)

This Growth vs. fixed mindset video was posted on my daughter’s class website and inspired me to read the book Mindset, describing the difference between these ways of thinking when learning and dealing with the challenges of daily life.  I found it interesting that … Continue reading

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An Evening With Kirstine Stewart (Our Turn)

Kirstine Stewart inspired an audience of McMaster students and guests speaking about her new book, Our Turn, which was released yesterday.  This accomplished woman who started as a self-described “Girl Friday” completing administrative and reception roles, worked her way into … Continue reading

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70. Disrupt Yourself (Whitney Johnson)

Disrupt Yourself is a terrific book for individuals finding themselves at a cross-roads in their career.  It encourages the reader to take risks instead of taking the safe road and consider what you really want for the future.  It is … Continue reading

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Repost: Meeting Chris Hadfield in honour of his visit to James Hillier School tomorrow!!!!

It will be a very exciting day at James Hillier School tomorrow when our favourite astronaut, Chris Hadfield spends the afternoon with the students.  Erin and Brendan have been keen to share all the information that they are learning as … Continue reading

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46. Letters to My Grandchildren (David Suzuki)

After the David Suzuki event, I was excited to read his newest book Letters to My Grandchildren.  The author had enticed the audience with reading certain selections and the remainder of the book did not disappoint.  What a beautiful legacy that … Continue reading

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28. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us (Seth Godin)

“The secret of leadership is simple:  Do what you believe in.  Paint a picture of the future.  Go there.  People will follow.” Seth Godin has written a very easy to read synopsis on leadership using  examples that the reader can identify … Continue reading

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27. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (Fisher & Ury)

Getting to Yes has been the focus of education at the office for the past couple of months.  It provides tips and guidance to negotiate successfully while building relationships and determining solutions that facilitate acceptance on both sides.  Although the … Continue reading

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24. Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Everyday Life (Gretchen Rubin)

“Habits are the invisible architecture of daily life.  We repeat about 40 percent of our behaviour almost daily, so our habits shape our existence, and our future.  If we change our habits, we change our lives.” Gretchen Rubin has become … Continue reading

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23. The Time of Your Life (Margaret Trudeau)

The Time of Your Life is as open and honest as Margaret Trudeau’s conversation at the book launch event in Waterloo that I attended.  Margaret shares her history, her present situation and her ideas of how she will spend her future … Continue reading

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