Perspective is Everything!

We all have an internal voice — that messenger who continually talks to us and us alone.  Mine tends to come around when I need to process stuff — when I’m trying to think about an appropriate pathway forward.  However, it does occasionally speak up like this:

“If people would just see things my way, I’m pretty sure things would move along much more quickly.  I’m a rational person, a calm person … someone who has a bunch of common sense. 

Come on people … focus!”

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Transparency – The Right Stuff

I believe in it — transparency.  I believe that it should be the cornerstone in any leader’s foundation.  Transparency leads to consistency which leads to increasing trust from those in your organization.  And to be an effective leader one needs to have the trust of those whom they hope to lead.

Leaders who are not transparent aren’t the kind of people we should be following.  We can all probably think of people in leadership positions who change their words and actions depending on who they are speaking with at any particular moment.  You never really know what they believe and as a result you lose faith in them, trust in them and belief in them to work with you to move an agenda forward.  You likely give up at some point and strike out on your own with feelings of disillusionment and frustration.  Continue reading

The Great BC Education Change

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Public schools have been around since the mid 1800’s in our province.   They have been a critical part of our societal fabric for a very long time.  We knew that a strong public education system was critical to the health and success of our province.  I found out some time ago with intrigue that Saanich was actually one of the first established school districts in the province. How cool is that?  We were a trend setter here on the peninsula!

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