Is there a sweet spot where the extraction of natural resources can coexist alongside climate resilience efforts?
Once upon a time, not that long ago, only the largest corporations had to consider the rare possibility of a hacking attempt. The news stories were few and far in between. The companies were huge. SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) carried on with the reassuring thought that this wasn’t relevant to them, that it couldn’t […]
Creativity is a Power Tool.
Creativity is a Power Tool. Two years ago, Quentin was planting pansies in our front flower garden well before the May long weekend. As I watched my husband root around in the dirt on his hands and knees, I most wished for his success. I wanted his pansies proliferate and be plentiful. In the spirit […]
In governance, leadership, and business we talk about strategy. I’ve heard strategy referred to alongside pillars. I’ve heard it used in terms that liken its meaning to goals. I think strategy is different from those and I think the way to refresh it best is through creativity. So, what is strategy? If we think in […]
Variety. It’s not just the spice of life. It’s necessary to good governance and leadership. When it comes to organizational oversight, you want a variety of perspectives. There is a push away from all of the people who sit around a board table coming from the same background or having the same level of experience. […]
I am a business person through and through. I believe that business is hardwired into me from my ancestors. When I was much younger, for a business idea to appeal to me, it had to be something that I had personal fascination with; something about which I was passionate. The potential market didn’t matter; at […]
I love business. I love owning properties. A thing is easy to love when it feels like your natural inclination or like an extensions of who you are. Creating businesses from nothing is a risk. Being in multi tenant residential rental properties is a risk. That doesn’t mean that these are bad things. Even though […]
Tact and Diplomacy in Governance
I agree with what Maya Angelou said. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” I see a a lack of politeness and respect in some of our leaders today. It concerns me. Having manners is not a […]
Culture and the Tone at the Top
In leadership, we talk about “the tone at the top”. The concept is that a organization’s culture and its values should be set at the top, demonstrated at the top, and will therefore cascade down the organization’s hierarchy to set expectations and influence the conduct and behaviors of all. This can be in regards to […]