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Arrowhead Leadership Insights

VIDEO: Focus on the “HOW” of your culture when onboarding new leaders

Organizations can stumble in hiring a new leader or acquiring a new team by neglecting the “HOW” of their culture during the onboarding process. Some of the best leaders struggle in new organizations, not because they don’t buy in to the “WHY” of a company (vision and values, etc.) and not because of the “WHAT” …

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Leadership Perspective Ending Racism in Construction

Construction Op-Ed: Extending the safety culture to end racism

The initial response from industry leaders to recent acts of racism on Ontario construction jobsites was swift and clear: there is no place for racism in our industry. And at least one of the specific companies involved has taken concrete steps to ensure such incidents never occur on one of their projects again. But what …

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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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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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