the Guild - Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship

A Blog-Podcast about Life and Leadership in the Trades


August 2017

The New Trustee

In this week’s chapter, I read Greenleaf’s essays on what it means to be a trustee. I feel he did a great job in outlining the roles and responsibilities of a trustee both in the current conceptual model and the… Continue Reading →

Book Review – Extreme Ownership

I know, there seems to be a lot of book reviewing going on around here! I did promise that once I finished this book I would offer my review. If you like it, please feel free to pass it on… Continue Reading →

the Guild Podcast – Chad Flinn – APP 2 CEO

Chad Flinn – Electrical Instructor at BCIT and Instructor for APP 2 CEO   Red Seal Electrician Worked at BCIT for last 8yrs Worked up north in Ft McMurray Passionate about teaching his trade and tradespeople about starting and running… Continue Reading →

A Revolution of Expectations

Sometimes I read a book or a chapter and find that there is truly nothing new under the sun. Although this chapter suited the previous statement, there were some statements that would encourage a revolution of expectations. This chapter is… Continue Reading →

Does Change Management Really Work?

You would have be either living under a rock or on Mars with no Wi-Fi to claim any ignorance of world events over the last year. It seems several times a day news feeds are reporting on one failure or… Continue Reading →

the Guild podcast Special Edition – Contractor Corner

Elie Yaacoub is a ticketed Plumber / Gasfitter in the Greater Toronto Area. He is a second generation plumber (his dad is also a plumber) and along with his many experiences Elie has started his own business and has taught… Continue Reading →

Create Dangerously

To create dangerously one must be willing to venture into the darkness. I wrote about being creative some time ago and if you want you can read those posts here. Yet Greenleaf highlights the need for creating dangerously clearly and… Continue Reading →

How to Structure Your Calendar in Time for Trades School

  Check out my YouTube Video for some pointers on How to Structure Your Time for Trades School.

the Guild Podcast – Jeff Dickson – Langley High School ACE-IT Program

Jeff Dickson – Langley High School – Millennials, Plumbers, and the ACE-It Program Both Dads are tradesmen Red Seal Plumber – TQ’d Gasfitter TTED Graduate – High School Shop Teacher Pioneered the ACE-IT program with BCIT and Langley High School… Continue Reading →

Weekly Book Review -Servant Leadership

Introduction to the Series – Servant Leadership I wanted to start a new series on servant leadership and I thought what better way to do a series than to actually go through the book on Servant Leadership (SL) written by Robert… Continue Reading →

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