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A disappointing day for Alberta

Everything that is wrong about Alberta Politics was on display today as the Premier fought off more internal party fighting and her Deputy Premier Dave Hancock, was left to be a spokesperson for. In many ways I admire how hard-working and loyal Minister Hancock is to his party, constituency and leader. He is one hell of a listener. But his loyalty has stretched to a fault. In trying to defend his leader... read more

The Tale of Two Leaders

Today served me a reminder of what leadership should look like. I have an ideal for leaders. It revolves around three key standards I personally wish to be judged on, and frankly for which I hope our Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and our Premier Allison Redford to subscribe to. Leaders should be: Humble. Authentic. Servant Leaders. My Don Iveson Leadership Observation: You can read an interesting post here, by... read more

Create opportunity through growth and fair profit

For the 7th time in 8 years, our company Yardstick has been recognized as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Province by Alberta Venture Magazine. I admit that the excitement of something like this can be worn down by the years of stress, work and the constant pivoting required to maintain a rapid growth rate. Don’t get me wrong; it is a nice feeling to be recognized, as it helps with our... read more

Make Something Wildrose?

If you have read this blog anytime over the last 4 years, you know that I have been pretty tough on the Wildrose Party. Never have I been that critical of their Leader Danielle Smith, as she has been effective at staying on message about their fiscal conservative message. What has caused my concern stems largely from the supporters who have defined their social conservative culture. At one event hosted by... read more

Win House III Shelter – A Homeward Trust Priority

Tonight after sharing a trending newspaper article about the closure of the WIN III Shelter for Women, it was brought to my attention that the Government is working to assist it in staying open, or at least finding a way for these services to continue operation. Specifically, it looks like Minister David Hancock had addressed these concerns in the legislature on October 31st (see Hansard), and all efforts... read more

Could the Alberta PC’s complete a much-needed Extreme Makeover?

I have been puzzled lately by a widening dissonance in Alberta politics. In our non-partisan municipal elections, we have seen the undeniable trend of electing leaders who inspire our communities to think forward, to be our better selves, and who seem to have a skill for gathering massive followings of cheerleaders and proud evangelists. Also, it seems, municipal elections last month were an indictment... read more

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