Dr. Tom Thompson Leadership Strategies – Year in Review

Dr. Tom Thompson Leadership Strategies – Year in Review

Year in review - July 2018 Dear Friends: I would like to share my gratitude for making the first year of Dr. Tom Thompson Leadership Strategies so rewarding. I embarked on this project to provide counsel on governance, leadership and innovation strategies – and...

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Black Swan Reflections: Addressing change boldly!

Black Swan Reflections: Addressing change boldly!

Question: Isn’t it better to introduce changes slowly over time? Research has shown that incremental change isn’t as effective as diving deep into strategic change. Because of the pace of change in today’s world, any recommendation or conclusion resulting in...

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Leadership Lesson: When Will We Ever Learn

Leadership Lesson: When Will We Ever Learn

I didn’t realize it at the time, but growing up in Kingston, Ontario, in the fifties was a breeding ground for the cultivation of one’s curiosity and imagination. As I recall, my parents struggled mightily just to make ends meet. Consequently, there was no money for...

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Tails from the Trail:  We learn as we go!

Tails from the Trail: We learn as we go!

PART 3 Question: Are there common missteps that a leader can learn from as they move forward? We strive to do better work by being more diligent, doing the right thing, and being more ingenious. But don’t leaders always strive to do the right thing? Even kind people...

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Leadership Lessons:  “Earthquake”

Leadership Lessons: “Earthquake”

Alzheimer’s is a chronic neuro-degenerative disease that usually starts slowly and worsens over time. What begins as a loss of short-term memory regresses, like the steady dimming of sunlight at dusk, to problems with language, mood swings, not managing one’s...

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Tales from the Trail:  Mentoring inter-generational leaders

Tales from the Trail: Mentoring inter-generational leaders

Part Three: Question: How can leaders from different demographic cohorts flourish in their work together? The world view can be very different between demographic cohorts, specifically between Millennials and Boomers, but some intrinsic foundational values are the...

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Leadership Lesson: Father and Son Remembering

  As I pen this story it’s been 18 days since the collision of a coach bus with a semi-trailer truck, which took the lives of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. April is slipping away in Saskatchewan and, yet, the snow refuses stubbornly to take its...

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Leadership Lesson: Now and Then

Leadership Lesson: Now and Then

Project Aristotle is a prominent, modern-day research study of effective teams conducted by Google. The study involved hundreds of teams at Google in a quest to ‘build the perfect team’. Using the assessment of 250 attributes of 180 teams over five years, they...

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Tales from the Trail:  Holding Steady at Your Leadership Apex

Tales from the Trail: Holding Steady at Your Leadership Apex

  Question: How do I stay on top of my game? You can never take your leadership for granted. You have directed all your efforts, made the sacrifices, accomplished all the requirements and nurtured the connections on your way to becoming a great leader. Now you...

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Leadership Lessons from our Tour Guide

Leadership Lessons from our Tour Guide

On a warm evening recently, seventeen Canadians and two Singaporean folks gathered in the lobby of the Intersur Recoleta Hotel in downtown Buenos Aires. Following their farewell dinner, they’d gathered to say their goodbyes and recognize Jorge, or George as he...

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