Introduction to Cultivating Virtue and Leadership

Recent Insights on Virtue and Leadership

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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Virtue Discussed in Parliamentary Speech
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Canadian Member of Parliament Garnett Genuis brings up the topic of virtue as it relates to society and liberty. He makes some interested and thoughtful comments on the the importance of virtue. Perhaps more leaders in government, business, and all … Read More

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Delegating or Dumping?
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I was sitting recently with one of our regional leaders who expressed his desire to be more effective at delegation. He was frustrated by those times when he was burdened by some things he seemed to be unable to delegate.  … Read More

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Pope Francis invites youth to be magnanimous!
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When people hear the word “magnanimous”, their first question is usually: “what is that?” The dictionary describes magnanimous as “generous and noble”. The roots of the word come from the Latin magnanimus – with magnus meaning “great” and  animus meaning … Read More

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