Sean Reid

Research challenges digital by default

Research Challenges Wisdom of “Digital by Default”

A growing body of research is quickly throwing cold water on the “digital by default” workplace design strategy sweeping the corporate world, according to a recent column from Don Pittis of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). More and more data show that video conferencing is a poor substitute for face-to-face office interaction, and the consequences …

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Uncovering hidden insights of leadership development program

Unlocking Hidden Insights Within Your Leadership Development Program

You may not know it yet, but your leadership development program is a treasure trove of insight into the performance of your organization. Powerful, game-changing clues about the issues holding back your enterprise are hidden in plain sight. Every time you put a high-potential employee or a promising manager through your leadership development system, he …

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Construction Record Podcast Interview

PODCAST: Construction is an ally of Canadian tech, not an enemy

I spoke recently with Vince Versace, Editor of the Daily Commercial News (DCN) and Host of The Construction Record Podcast. During the interview, we discussed my recent op-ed published in the DCN, in which I make the case for greater policy collaboration between the construction and technology industries.  Listen to the podcast here.

Construction is an ally of Canadian tech, not an enemy

Op-Ed: Construction is an ally of Canadian tech, not an enemy

Is Canada’s technology sector picking a fight with construction? That was the impression left by one of Canada’s leading tech voices in a June 2 op-ed in the National Post. In the column, Jim Balsillie, who chairs the Council of Canadian Innovators, makes an impassioned argument that any post-COVID-19 federal stimulus plan should abandon or …

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Podcast Interview: Insights for Leadership and Life During COVID-19

I recently spoke with Lesley Dumlao from Canada’s Podcast about leadership, entrepreneurship and life during COVID-19. In the interview, I expanded upon the insights from my April 15 blog post Working in Isolation, and the lessons I took from my own experience of isolation while seriously injured a couple years ago. Some of the topics …

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Leadership strategies to keep during the COVID-19 recovery

Leadership Strategies to Keep During the COVID-19 Recovery

I’m a little worried about leaders right now. Don’t get me wrong, I am amazed at the creativity, compassion and resiliency so many leaders in business, government and the not-for-profit sectors have shown during this COVID-19 crisis. So many leaders have stepped up to the challenge of this moment. So many are speaking clearly. So …

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Podcast Interview: Leading with clarity, confidence and compassion

I had the distinct pleasure of joining my good friend, Demand Spring CEO Mark Emond, and his co-host and colleague Karen Morad on their excellent Marketing Unplugged podcast. We covered a lot of ground in this interview, but mostly our discussion centered on how leaders can lead with clarity, confidence and compassion, especially during the …

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How to Feel Less Helpless and More Purpose in Leadership and Life

Many leaders right now are putting on a brave face. On the outside, they are keeping their chin up. Sharing positive words. Striving to find the silver lining. But for many leaders, what is happening on the inside tells a different story: “I just feel so helpless.” “It’s all so overwhelming.” “There’s nothing I can …

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Leadership lesson in conflict management

Faith At Work: A Leadership Lesson in Conflict Management

For leaders, the secret to effective conflict management rests almost entirely in how we choose to respond to an adversary. In his remarkable book, The Sunflower, St. John of Tobolsk recounts a story from the fifth century of a pious church leader who displays remarkable calm and virtue in the face of a terrible offense. …

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