Thanksgiving 2014
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Thanksgiving 2014

Our daughers are preparing Thanksgiving Dinner; a perfect time to consider the many reasons to be thankful.

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TOUCH makes the “Fall’s Biggest Books” list
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TOUCH makes the “Fall’s Biggest Books” list

TOUCH: Five Factors to Growing and Leading a Human Organization, made it to Apple’s Fall’s Biggest Books list in the non-fiction category.

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Alison Loat talks about Tragedy in the Commons (podcast)
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Alison Loat talks about Tragedy in the Commons (podcast)

Alison Loat, co-founder and Executive Director of Samara, speaks about her upcoming book “Tragedy in the Commons,” and the insider view it shares from the people inside Canada’s federal political system.

A video introduction to my upcoming book, TOUCH
By March 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

A video introduction to my upcoming book, TOUCH

My first book, TOUCH: Five Factors to Growing and Leading a Human Organization, is scheduled for release on October 14, 2014.

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Draft one of the book due this week
By January 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Draft one of the book due this week

The book Tod Maffin and I started in June is happening. We signed a contract with a publishing company. The first draft is due Thursday — four days from now.

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The Audacity…
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The Audacity…

The story of how a self-effacing joke blew up in my face. And, that in itself makes the story even funnier.

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Velocity: a book that understands its ‘why’ and values
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Velocity: a book that understands its ‘why’ and values

I finished reading Velocity last night. I suppose the obvious joke is that it was a fast read. And it was, really. It was also a bit of a ‘lucky’ book as it happened to be in the right place at the right time to ensure a short time in my reading list since I […]

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Visuals vs. visual evidence
By July 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Visuals vs. visual evidence

Gini Dietrich was the guest speaker at Third Tuesday Ottawa, last night. It’s part of her promotional tour for Marketing in the Round, a book she co-authored with Geoff Livingston. From my position at the back of the room, Gini’s slides were largely obscured or unreadable. So, I spent most of her presentation facing the […]

(Re)Writing the Book on Employee Communication
By June 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

(Re)Writing the Book on Employee Communication

It opens like this… In the early morning on June 13, 2011, a group of 181 professional communicators from all ends of the earth gathered in a meeting room at the IABC World Conference in San Diego, California to re-write the book on employee communication. A remarkable 500+ ideas were generated in just 40 minutes. […]

The Myth of Digital Democracy
By May 16, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

The Myth of Digital Democracy

The danger of telling people what you’re reading is they can keep tabs on the rate at which you read. It adds an element of pressure to the reading which should otherwise be a leisure activity, even if the book relates to the work you do. I started reading Matthew Hindman‘s “The Myth of Digital […]

Your brain on improv
By January 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Your brain on improv

Creative people need to do three things today. Start a new creative project Pick up the book Free Play (if you don’t already own a copy) Watch the incredible TEDtalk (below) by brain surgeon, musician and researcher Charles Limb

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