Always impressed by the quality of the Schulich School of Business - York University MBA, voted #1 in 2009-2010 Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking by The Aspen Institute, a Washington, DC leadership think tank.

Proud of my Alma Mater, Saint Mary’s University, for signing the UN's Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Dr. David Cooperrider shares how Appreciative Inquiry can elevate strengths and create combinations of strengths to make a system’s weaknesses irrelevant.

Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline, Senior lecturer at MIT and Founder of the Society for Organizational Learning shares his perspectives on systems thinking with IBM.

Annie Duke, world poker champion, on using uncertainty for success in the real world. She won the 2004 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions and the National Heads-Up Poker Championship in 2010.

"You've only had the experiences that you have, you only have the hypothesis that you can come up, you only have the strategies that you can think of."

This 9 day, 60,000+ person event was a water color portrait, and evidence, of humanity’s potential if only it could abandon the vestiges of hate, prejudice, and judgement to history. The sounds of laughter, joy, singing, and dialogue converged not into a melting pot but into a musical mosaic - humanity’s multilingual symphony composed of every individual from every nation, culture, religion, caste, and gender all singing the anthem of humanity.

Keynote given at DeployCon 2012 by James Urquhart, VP of Product Strategy, enStratus on Complex Adaptive Systems and Network Effects. 

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Dr. Brenda Zimmerman, Professor of Strategy and Policy, provides a perspective on how the Schulich MBA prepares future healthcare leaders to lead, manage, and innovate in complex, multi-stakeholder organizations and environments

Dr. Michael Porter explains in less then 2min why Shared Value is a Competitive Advantage.  "We can create economic value simultaneously to societal benefit" 

A great introduction to what Appreciative Inquiry is and how organizations can use a strengths based approach  to build innovative, engaged cultures that bring diverse stakeholders together.


A brief 9min video by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD who discusses how we form enemy images of one another.


Wherever you work, people are always writing a "book" on you. Listen to former DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman's advice on controlling your professional reputation. Recorded January 12, 2016 as part of the Kellogg Brave Leader Series.