Tag Archives: Canada

Inventing Canada… Again

I’ve had a great day at the Institute of Public Administration conference in Canada, sharing work around Social Leadership and the evolution of democracy. Great, not because of what i’ve shared, but because of what i’ve learnt: curiosity, enquiry, reflection, … Continue reading

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Exclusive Communities

Earlier this week i travelled by train, bus and car to visit a friend who lives out in one of the more remote communities. She runs a book club at her church. When she started it three years ago, there … Continue reading

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Games for Boys. Games for Girls

Another ski lift story: you may remember the four year old Canadian girl who i shared a ski lift with last week. The one who could ski like a rocket? Well, if nothing else, i admired her confidence, confidence being … Continue reading

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Canada: The Relativity of Success

I clearly looked trustworthy enough that the slightly fraught ski instructor asked me to mind one of her proteges on the lift up the mountain, which is how i found myself in deep conversation with a very sparky four year … Continue reading

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Tradition and Change

We talk of tradition with reverence: it’s age conveys status and permanence. Hallowed and respected, mythic and old. To talk of change is heresy: change is modern, change is clean, change is unfettered by the shackles of history. Tradition is … Continue reading

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Community spaces: gathering to learn

It’s a dark and rainy afternoon here in England: walking home from work, the streetlights glowing orange as i splashed through the puddles, i bumped into Richard. We took shelter in the nearest dry space: the pub at the end … Continue reading

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