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the Guild podcast – Episode 22 – Respect

the Guild Podcast…Episode 21…Elmo Bryan Pinpin – Pastry Arts

Bryan Pinpin – IP Red Seal Pastry Arts Three Goals Bryan Wrote Down Before He Started Pastry Chef @ very good establishment Teach my craft Own my own business Highlights of the Episode: What’s it like to first start out… Continue Reading →

With Much Power Comes Much Responsibility

In this short chapter Greenleaf shares his speech given at a leadership conference. He remarks that one of the delegates regarded the United States as arrogant due to their wealth and political power. Greenleaf takes the opportunity not to defend… Continue Reading →

The Cult of Collaboration

Having worked on multitudes of teams, focusing on the topic of collaboration for my Master’s degree, and actively doing research on collaborative practices between educational institutions has garnered a ton of information and opened my eyes to what I have… Continue Reading →

5 Methods of Cultivating Responsibility

This chapter is drawn from Greenleaf’s convocation address to the University of Redlands in 1966 and addresses his 5 methods of cultivating responsibility within bureaucracies. “Responsibility is a hard thing to talk about” I would also add that it is… Continue Reading →

Build a Life like a Work of Art

Let them remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity. Let them be sure that every little deed counts, that every word has power, and that we can – everyone – do our share to redeem the world in spite… Continue Reading →

One Year in…

Well, its hard to believe that it has been one year since I started my blog. You can read my first post here. If you want the Coles Notes version here it is; Started the blog on a suggestion Started… Continue Reading →

Tribute to My Dad

In this tribute to my dad, I highlight some of the things that made my dad…well, my dad.This episode is born out of the celebration of tradespeople day (Sept 15) and the fact that my Dad’s birthday was Sept 29…. Continue Reading →

Is the Price too High?

Is the price of collaboration too high? Of all the buzzwords floating around offices and shops today, there is no bigger buzzword than collaboration. Like most buzzwords, there exists a shelf life for words like collaboration. However, no one can… Continue Reading →

Trades from Middle Earth – Paul Simpson

Being a tradesperson from middle earth (Kamloops, BC) means you get a broad range of experiences. Paul’s expereince is testimony to that fact. Paul is a third generation tradesperson who was first exposed to the trades as a boy helping… Continue Reading →

Servant Leadership in Churches

Servant Leadership in Churches Of all the chapters that I have read this one comes close to home. I not only teach trades but I also attend and volunteer at a church. I have, in fact, been attending and volunteering… Continue Reading →

Trades and the Affective Domain – minipod II

the Guild Podcast – Trades and the Affective Domain David Krathwohl’s Taxonomy – click here         More often than not the difference between the good and great tradespeople is the level of respect each holds for different… Continue Reading →

Servant Leadership in Foundations

Servant Leadership in Foundations In this short but important chapter Greenleaf describes the ‘what and how’ of serving others through the office of an operating foundation. Greenleaf defines a foundations as: a group of trustees who manage a pool of… Continue Reading →

the Guild Podcast – Vlog Test

Examining Our Assumptions

In this chapter, Greenleaf speaks about the role of the servant in education and how we might begin or continue examining our assumptions. Although it’s a great topic for the chapter I was left wondering about the scope. I resonated… Continue Reading →

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