03 Aug 2020

The Truest Friends

Q. What are the most important qualities of true friendship? All these months of social distancing have led many to think deeply about the friends they miss and treasure the most.   A. ‘I have a new friend.’ So starts the charming bestseller My Best Friend, a 2020 picture book

22 Jul 2020

Most Annoying Office Habits

Q. What do co-workers see as the most annoying office habits? A. At least for now, more people are starting to trickle into the workplace. Perhaps we’ve all missed each other enough that nothing our co-workers do will annoy us. Ah. Listen to the dulcet tones of your slurping your

08 Jul 2020

How To Get On A Board

Q. More and more people are recognizing how important it is to have a diverse range of voices in power positions on organizational boards. But how to get on? . A. One thing I have seen over years of consulting with organizations: meaningful change does not happen without active support

01 Jul 2020

Canada’s National Sports

Q. Happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦 What are Canada’s national sports? . A. ‘Are?’ ‘Sports – plural?’ Even those who have never stepped a foot inside Canada will not have much trouble guessing Canada’s winter sport. Why, it’s hockey, of course. Put it this way: I’ve met multiple Canadians who, when

24 Jun 2020

Post Checkout Snooping

Q. Hotels. Remember those? Other than soggy towel mountains, what do hotel staff find after guests leave their rooms for good? . A. First, the abandoned bric-a-brac. A Choices Hotel Canada survey found the items most commonly left in hotel rooms are… Abandoned or Forgotten items i. Toothbrushes ii. Phone

12 Jun 2020

Fighting Hiring Bias

You were passed over yet again for that promotion. You weren’t even granted an interview, despite being an objectively strong fit. And now, much to the surprise of your co-workers, you were amongst the first pandemic layoffs. Not all career slights are due to bias. Applicants might be misinformed, deluded,

03 Jun 2020

Greatest Leaders In History

Q. Who – we ask in the face of wicked counterexamples – are some of the greatest leaders in history? A. BBC World Histories Magazine asked a panel of historians to nominate particularly great leaders from the past, leaders who had real power and/yet had a positive impact on humanity.

22 May 2020

Famous Dreams

Q. What are some historically famous dreams? And what does it all mean anyway? A. Frankenstein first came to Mary Shelley in a dream, Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to Robert Louis Stevenson. Prior to his assassination, President Abraham Lincoln dreamt of a corpse and the ‘subdued sobs of mourners.’

15 May 2020

It’s A Small Say World So

Q. Why can’t I get that song out of my head?! . A. What do Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj and 300 audio-animatronic dolls have in common? They all take starring roles in songs which, once they get in your head, are not so willing to get out. Say So exerts

01 May 2020

Fast As A

Q. It’s incredible to watch animals take back their environs as we non-essential worker humans shelter safely at home. Lions sleeping in the middle of the road, bears frolicking in trees, wild boar eating their way through city greens. But, if and when we start intermingling again, it would be