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Diversity & Knowledge Management

How do we incorporate diversity into leadership and knowledge management practices? What tools can we use and what do we need to believe, think and understand in order to include diverse knowledge? I’ve been pondering question like this for quite a while. Here’s what I have found. James Surowiecki’s book The Wisdom of Crowds (2004) talks […]

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As Within, So Without – The Second Wave of Social Media

They say to treat your friends like family and your family like friends. I think we should also say treat your staff like customers and your customers like staff. If the idea of that scares the heck out of you.. well as they also say “Houston, we have a problem!” Jesse Stanchak offered up an […]

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Tribal Leadership

A few weeks ago I had the honour of attending a Hub Gathering in celebration of the third anniversary of the Ye mi sqeqo:tel la xwe’lets emo:t o Community Engagement Hub which is hosted by the Seabird First Nation.  Linda Kay Peters is their Hub coordinator and as one of the first Hub Coordinators in […]

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leadership learning

A Case for Collaborative Technology – What Klaatu Didn’t Say

Close to 40 years ago the Club of Rome published a report called Limits to Growth. In it they described the global problematique due in part to the physical limitations of our small and interconnected world. In a nutshell they said that we live on a small planet with limited resources and that if we […]

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Finding Group Values

Yesterday I facilitated the inaugural meeting of a committee that is tasked with developing community driven health plans. The group was made up of representatives from several First Nations in the Fraser Valley including a few Youth and Elders, all interested in creating healthier communities. I sent out a basic framework for an agenda as […]