My Passion for Cultivating Virtue and Leadership

Recent Insights on Virtue and Leadership

15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently – Forbes
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A few months ago, I saw an article on Forbes.com titled “15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently” written by Kevin Kruse.  It caught my attention, both because of the topic and the people he interviewed to find out their “number … Read More

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The connection between Nazareth and Leadership
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  One of my favourite places in the entire world is somewhere many aren’t even aware of. It is the crypt chapel in the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Israel. I’ve had the privilege to visit this church in … Read More

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The Leadership Cultivation Matrix
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If you aren’t growing as a leader, you are dying as a leader. So how can a leader assess the areas that they need to grow in? There are many different ways of looking at this, but one tool that … Read More

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My Interview With Alex Havard
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  On October 16, 2017 I spoke with Alex Havard on the CCO Reads Podcast on a wide range of questions including his background, the books he wrote, the books he recommends, and the important leadership virtue of magnanimity. He … Read More

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A Tribute: Grandpa Henry was a Great Leader
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I received the call from my father, “Grandpa Henry passed away last night.” While it wasn’t unexpected – he was 94 and I was aware he had been declining – it was still sad news, as I loved him dearly. … Read More

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My Interview With CCO Reads
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What is at the heart of good leadership? Last week I spoke with Dan Freeman on the CCO Reads Podcast on a wide range of questions including my own call to leadership and shaping the next generation of virtuous leaders … Read More

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A Weekly Planning Guide
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“What do I do in my weekly planning time?” This is a question that often comes up and to which I referenced in my article on “The most important 30 minutes of planning you will ever do.” Weekly planning doesn’t … Read More

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The Most Important 30 Minutes of Planning You Will Ever Do
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  Recently, I have been coaching a number of people in the areas of leadership and personal effectiveness. We’ve discussed a number of areas that they want to improve in and inevitably some element of personal planning and time management … Read More

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Offer the Very Best of Yourselves to the World
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I grew up in Saskatchewan. I was born and raised in Moose Jaw and went to university in Saskatoon. In the summers during my undergrad degree, I worked with the City of Saskatoon in the Horticulture Department. I was taking … Read More

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The Connection Between Greatness and Love
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Recently CCO Alumnus Marlena Loughheed wrote a moving article on her decision to leave a successful career in communications to pursue a religious vocation as a Sister of Life. The article was entitled “A Love Louder Than Noise” and was … Read More

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Productivity Hack: 5 easy steps to catch up on email after returning from vacation
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  A couple of weeks ago both my assistant and I returned from time away on summer vacation. I had been to a wonderful family camp set near a lake in Quebec, with somewhat modest but adequate accommodations. My assistant had … Read More

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Are you a Consumer or a Creator?
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We have all done it.  We’ve sat down to look up something quickly on the internet and then been sucked into mindlessly scrolling through our favorite social media feed (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) until we realize that 30 or 60 … Read More

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