In the spirit of sharing

I was thinking about Lynda Barry (brilliant cartoonist, if you don’t know of her) and a conversation that she had with Tom Power on CBC. She talked about the opportunity she had to write a book, and how hard it was to get any momentum with it. Finally she said...

Final Reflections

Sitting to reflect on the last three months as I moved through this course, it was difficult to see past the previous three weeks.  As COVID-19 has established new norms for our daily routines, priorities, and perspectives, it is difficult to see past the surreal...

Final Reflection on Leadership

In my current role, I intend to capitalize on opportunities to lead change, however small they may be. I have learned that change can occur at various levels, and that change doesn’t need to be high-level to warrant an intelligent, thoughtful approach....

Leading in the time of Covid

There are few things more distracting then the endless Twitter feed full of bad news, angry outbursts and inspiring stories. It’s like a drug; my brain looks for a quick hit, and then sticks around far too long. At a certain point, it’s counterproductive....

Reflections on Leadership and Proximity

At the beginning of this course, we looked at leadership traits. What attributes lend themselves to good leadership? Many of these attributes, drawn from Kouzes and Posner’s (2011) characteristics of admired leaders, related to supportiveness, trust, cooperation, and...

Reflections on leadership

This course has been unexpectedly timely. Our cohort has looked at our own experiences with leadership, learned about leadership styles and theories while watching local and world leaders navigate health care and associated crises brought on by the COVID-19 virus....

Lessons learned: self-reflection journey

[Photo by Paul Gilmore on Unsplash] The journey through this course and the program so far has been truly transforming for me. Amid the tremendous changes to my work schedule, new homeschooling routine, and adjusting to the new situation of social distancing, this...

Change as a Reactive Force

Not all change is planned for. When my school went online-only for the first time on February 3, 2020, we needed to implement a wide-scale change on short notice. All instruction—from kindergarten to grade 12—was to move to online learning platforms until further...