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business strategy | Oct 23rd, 2019

When Should You Trust Your Gut? Top Business Professor Laura Huang Explores in Harvard Business Review

Some people value their gut for guiding them through their biggest business decisions. Others are wary of relying on instinct, fearing it to be too reactionary and emotional. So, should leaders make decisions based on intuition, or shouldn’t they? When, if ever, is it OK to use your gut? Laura... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 23rd, 2019

Athlete and Activist Waneek Horn-Miller Inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Having been an inspiring athlete and Indigenous activist for decades, Waneek Horn-Miller has been breaking barriers and records her entire life. Her latest achievement is being inducted into the elite Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame—making her the first water polo player to be honoured.  The... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 22nd, 2019

Cracking Trump’s Code: Steve Martin and Joseph Marks explain Who We Listen to and Why for Slate

Steve Martin and Joseph Marks—authors of Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why—join the Slate podcast The Gist to explain why the ‘expert’ isn’t always the best spokesperson, the power dynamics involved in trust, and why Donald Trump can get away with fake news.   One of the most... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Oct 22nd, 2019

Cracking the Code of Sustained Collaboration: Francesca Gino for Harvard Business Review

Collaboration is touted as a core value in many organizations. But oftentimes, strategies to increase the practice in the workplace come up short. Why? Behavioral scientist Francesca Gino explains in a new paper for HBR.  “One problem is that leaders think about collaboration too narrowly: as a... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 21st, 2019

Why Structure Eats Culture for Lunch: Safi Bahcall with Roger Dooley

Loonshots author Safi Bahcall joined Neuromarketing founder Roger Dooley for a conversation on why smart teams kill great ideas—and how paying attention to structure, over culture, can reverse the trend.  Why do good teams, with excellent people and the best intentions, kill great ideas? It’s a... Continue Reading →
motivation | Oct 21st, 2019

Marcus Bullock's New TED Talk Already Over 500k Views in Under a Week

The new TED Talk from Marcus Bullock—founder and CEO of Flikshop, a tech startup with heart and a personal history—has already surpassed the 500k mark, in less than a week of being live. Bullock’s dramatic, inspiring story takes audiences on his incredible journey from behind bars to venture-backed... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 18th, 2019

Navigating Business Trade-Offs: The Financial Times Reviews Sarah Kaplan’s The 360° Corporation

Based on professor Sarah Kaplan’s Rotman business school course, The 360° Corporation offers us a new way of understanding modern business. Trade-offs can’t be avoided, especially in today’s socially conscious environment—so how do we deal with them?  Different stakeholders want different things... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Oct 17th, 2019

Wanuri Kahiu's Groundbreaking Film RAFIKI to Screen in Kenyan High Court

Wanuri Kahiu’s award-winning feature film, RAFIKI, will be screened in Kenyan High Court—one of the first films ever to do so—as part of a landmark case for the nation.  Acclaimed writer, director and artist Kahiu is the co-founder of AFROBUBBLEGUM, a media company that creates “fun, fierce and... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Oct 17th, 2019

Newsmaker Peter Mansbridge Returns with a CBC Documentary on the Upcoming Election

InThe Way You See It, veteran news anchor Peter Mansbridge  taps into Canadians' deepest hopes, fears, and feelings about the federal election.  “I just basically camped out at everything from a rodeo to a stock car race to a farmer's market, you name it. Sat there, people came and sat down with... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 17th, 2019

Determining Who to Trust: Introducing Lavin Speakers Steve Martin and Joseph Marks

In today’s uncertain world, being truthful and being trustworthy are two different things—a problem that threatens our democracy, society, and the very concept of leadership itself. In their groundbreaking new book Messengers, Steve Martin and Joseph Marks explore the factors that determine who we... Continue Reading →
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