Motivate others by creating and sharing your stories of collaboration

We are our stories.   Stories motivate us, for better or worse. Creating the story of your organization or community begs the question… what will you include in your story?  And, how will you connect the dots, the discrete events in your organization or community’s life into some sort of collaborative whole?   The challenge doubles […]

It’s not your fault: Move forward through collaboration

Things aren’t what they used to be.   The church knows that, quite well.  Where I live (and odds are, where you live, too), the role of church in society has changed over the last generation.   In large, its’ influence in society has decreased, at least if judged by declining church membership and attendance. […]

Oh Canada: Diversity in the workplace?

Yesterday, July 1, was Canada’s birthday.  “Officially”, we’re 146 years old.   O Canada is our national anthem. Canada has two official languages.  Most of us feel good about the diverse and multi-cultural nature of our country.  Yet, welcoming diversity, and people who are different from us, can be a challenge, in small and big ways. […]

A few takeaways from my 2013 Social Media Camp experience

Last week I spent a couple of days at the 4th annual (Victoria) Social Media Camp, “the largest event of its’ kind in Canada”.  It was my second time attending this event.   The focus of the event was social media, obviously.  Yet, attendees, speakers, topics… were diverse. Here’s a baker’s dozen of insights, from some […]