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Change is the Only Constant

It’s a hackneyed phrase for sure. But that doesn’t make it wrong.  Here in Ontario, budget cuts, elimination of needed programs and supports in health, the environment, and now arts and culture, are putting added pressure on already pressured non-profit leaders. It’s hard to know which way to turn. Today the Ontario Arts Council announced […]

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Sharpen Your Saw in 2019

It’s hard to believe that the official beginning of winter and the new calendar year occurred only a few weeks ago! Many people use these milestones to reflect on the past year and plan for the future. As an interim Executive Director, I often find myself coaching staff who are experiencing a leadership transition. I […]

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Three Non-Profit Wishes for 2015

I’m always fascinated by the heavily researched trend forecasts published each December. Rather than jump on that bandwagon, I’ve made three wishes for 2015 – a wish list of how nonprofit organizations might respond to the ongoing pressures they’ll face in the coming year. Succession issues will only be accelerating as the nonprofit sector faces […]

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How are you spending your life?

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard says it simply and pointedly: each day we do things we don’t value is a day we’ve lost. My own best days are started by meditation. I value meditation, in part, because it helps me pay real attention to all […]

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Personal Career Planning at Work in Culture’s Roundtable on Mentoring

I was pleased to be invited to make a short presentation about Personal Career Planning at last week’s Work in Culture roundtable on mentoring. The roundtable kicked off with Don Duval, VP, Business Services at MaRS who wow’d us with his overview of the mentoring program at MaRS. Don gave us lots of candid details about […]

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