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Teachers

As a society, we don’t value teachers enough. To my mind, a society should value work – in the sense of the rewards society delivers to people who do that work – based on two factors.  First, how important is … Continue reading

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Millennials

In a meeting the other day (a dozen white males in their 50s and 60s, as is so often the case in the energy sector), a discussion arose as to how to get the organization’s message out, both to the … Continue reading

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Lives #8 – Sandra Has Died

[This is the eighth in a series of stories about interesting people I’ve known, a series I call “Lives”.  I don’t know whether you would call it non-fiction, or fiction.  I’ve changed the names, and some of the details, so … Continue reading

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Management Styles

I was prompted to think about management styles by, of all things, a novel. The book – The Narrow Road to the North, winner of last year’s Man Booker Prize – revolves around the experiences of the Japanese overseers and … Continue reading

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Do Something You Love?

     by Jay Shepherd, June 29, 2014 I’ve come to the sad realization that we have been giving our kids bad advice for years.  In graduation speeches, articles, books, and guidance counselling, we repeat the mantra “Do something you love”. … Continue reading

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