My Passion for Cultivating Virtue and Leadership

Recent Insights on Virtue and Leadership

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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Canada’s Virtuous Governor General
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Early this week, I attended the 10th Annual John Fisher Dinner in Kingston. The St. John Fisher Dinner is an annual fundraising dinner for Catholic Christian Outreach and its work alongside the Newman House at Queen’s University in Kingston. It draws … Read More

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Courage, Consideration, and Competency – Interview with Dr. Monica Langer
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On December 30th at the CCO Rise Up Conference in Vancouver, I interviewed Dr. Monica Langer – a pediatric surgeon and alumnus of CCO Saskatoon. We spoke on a number of topics including her experience of living her faith as … Read More

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Three Areas Where Every Leader Needs Perseverance
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Last year I decided to run a half marathon. That’s 21.1 km – the longest distance I had ever run in my life. But I wanted to challenge myself to try, and maybe even taste the possibility of one day … Read More

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