You can help reunite families

Can you imagine how desperately you would want to be reunited with your child in a natural disaster or a crisis? Are you horrified by stories of children being torn from their parents at the Mexico-U.S. border with no plans for reunification?

There are millions of displaced children in the world. Through UNICEF, you can reunite a child with their family.

Only $26 pays the transportation costs to reunite a child with his or her family somewhere in the world. That’s roughly the cost of one of my kids’ music lessons and a fraction of the cost of a week of summer day-camp. Throw in another $20 and you can cover one month of counselling.

You don’t have to feel powerless. Put some good back into the world. I’m glad I did.

Wishing you a wonderful summer.

P.S. I have no professional or personal affiliation with UNICEF, just a desire to help where I can.


Do Your Leaders Build or Erode Trust? #infographic — Leading with Trust

Here’s a post by the incomparable Randy Conley, V.P. of Client Services & Trust Practice Leader at Ken Blanchard.

Trust is the absolute, without a doubt, most important ingredient for a successful relationship, especially for leaders. Unfortunately, though, most leaders don’t give much thought to trust until it’s been broken, and that’s the worst time to realize its importance. According to a study by Tolero Solutions, 45% of employees say lack of trust in […]

via Do Your Leaders Build or Erode Trust? #infographic — Leading with Trust

Miss you Dad: 10 Leadership lessons my father taught me

Last year for Father’s Day I wrote about my Dad who had recently passed away. Since the lessons all still apply. Here’s that story from my archives.

10 leadership lessons from my Dad


My daughter, then three, me and my Dad the day I received my MA Leadership from the University of Guelph. He started teaching me about leadership long before then.



Podcast: Building trust in an age of disruption

Did you catch my trust talk with Marguerite O’Neal on her Creative disruption podcast

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this week? The conversation ran the gamut from the importance and benefits of trust in – and between – organizations, the results of the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer which shows declining trust in media, government, NGOs and businesses and, more importantly, how and why companies need to focus on macro-level solutions to address the growing trust deficit.


With Facebook, Starbucks, #metoo, price fixing and other topics hot in the news, there’s never enough time to reveal all the strategies for building trust through formal and informal governance mechanisms, so I hope you enjoy these supplements.

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