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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 →

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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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the Guild podcast – Mike and Peter – Metal Fab

Shownotes for the Guild podcast episode 18 – Metal Fab Steel Fab Trades – Iron Worker, Steel Fabrication, Boilermaker Metal Fab / Ironworker – 3 year Red Seal Trade Mike McKoryk (Metal Fab Chief Instructor) – mike_mckoryk@bcit.ca Peter Thomas (Metal… Continue Reading →

In Virtute Mediocres – Excellence over Mediocrity

First let me say that I have tremendous respect for those who lead successful business and treat their employees so well that they don’t want to leave. Even if they are offered more money! Exchanging mediocrity for excellence is difficult in any… Continue Reading →

Why do leaders lead?

Why do leaders lead? The quintessential question of MBA and MA programs across the nation. Is it because of some deep seated narcissistic need to be in control or do they feel compelled to lead because no one else will?… Continue Reading →

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 →

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