the Guild - Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship

A Blog-Podcast about Life and Leadership in the Trades


May 2017

the Guild Podcast – Episode 5 – Our First Year in the Trade

Our First Year in the Trade – Episode 5 In this episode, I interviewed Adam and Jaden. Both come from good backgrounds and you’ll notice I get a little excited when Adam starts talking football. Some interesting quotes from this… Continue Reading →

7 Ways to Spark Your Creativity

Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday – Ray Kroc In my previous post, I wrote about the surprising resurgence of creativity in my life. I am a creative person but… Continue Reading →

How I thought I left creativity behind

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected William Plomer I still remember sitting at my desk in my room. The radio was playing (yes, that’s right a radio – back then we all had radios, there were no… Continue Reading →

The Leader’s Commitment – pt 2

The Leader’s commitment should also include; Those I lead. Communication – by this I mean, I must commit to a clear, concise, and repeatable communication. I have to first know what I’m going to say, how I am going to… Continue Reading →

the Guild Podcast – episode 004 – Eric Moeller – What’s in Store for Sheet Metal Trades?

Hi everyone and welcome to another episode of the Guild podcast. In this episode, I talk with Eric Moeller from the BCIT Sheet Metal department in the School of Construction and the Environment. Eric’s passion for his trade and his… Continue Reading →

The Leader’s Commitment pt 1

A Leader’s Commitment should include; Personal Growth This is accomplished through reading, listening, getting certified for various designations – even taking courses on audit. I often feel that I cannot teach, coach, or lead effectively if I am not growing… Continue Reading →

Communicate with Heart, Mind, Attitude, and Action

‘This “transmission” approach to exchanging information (exemplified by lectures and textbooks, where knowledge is “transmitted” to a passive receiver) has always been the prevailing teaching method in academia, including the business schools that many managers attend. Since many executives assume… Continue Reading →

Technology – help or hindrance?

How many of us can remember that dial tone from the old version of internet connections? All that ‘binging’ and ‘static’ as you waited for what seemed like an eternity for you to connect to the World Wide Web. I… Continue Reading →

Special Episode of the Guild – Piping Instructor’s Conference at SAIT

In this first special episode of the Guild, I thought I would report back to you some of the things I observed and learned from being at the National Pipe Instructor’s Conference at SAIT in Calgary. It was an all… Continue Reading →

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