I participated in racism because I didn’t say anything. How you can be courageous enough to say something.

Before you read the article below, I wanted to frame the post with this personal note: Many know I served as an infantryman in the Canadian Army. Years ago, on a training exercise, we had soldiers from another unit attached to us, one of which was an Inuit from Nunavik (Northern Quebec). His section commander seemed like a good soldier and appeared to be very good at his job, but to be clear, he was a terrible human being and a racist. Why? Several times I…

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The Beast, Fort McMurray & Leadership: 5 Actions You Need To Lead

On May 5th, 2016, a wildfire tore through Fort McMurray with a ferocity so intense the fire was nicknamed the ‘Beast.’ Hundreds of firefighters, police and heavy equipment operators fought a running battle with a formidable foe to save the City. In the end, 80,000 people were evacuated, and 2,400 structures were incinerated. A leadership responsibility that was once unimaginable was suddenly real. Responsibility without authority is one of the worst situations any leader can face, and natural disasters are the epitome of responsibility without authority.…

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A Hero, The Colours, A Badge: Leading With Courage

Angus Duffy served throughout WWII with honour, ferocity and courage. He returned home and continued to serve as a soldier, business leader, husband and family man. Most would say he was a war hero, or a community hero, or a family hero, or all three. In my opinion, none of these was the most heroic thing he did in a long, unbelievable and history-making life. The most heroic thing he did was a quiet, humble and dignified demonstration of moral courage. Click here to read more…

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