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Dandelions

Dandelions

Laid-off in May 2020 as a result of COVID-19, I embarked upon a self-styled Masters program in People Development. The DSIL Innovation Leadership Course was part of that journey. After eight months of farming knowledge, the time has come to feast upon what’s grown, take seeds of interest, plant new ones, cultivate, invite others to bring their hoe, and see what blooms anew.

The DSIL experience has provoked an interest in exposing myself to the world in a more visible and frequent manner. Sharing curiosity, showing vulnerability, seeking opinion, spreading ideas, asking questions, and encouraging conversations among the right people at a natural time. I will plant monthly online ‘dandelions’, in the form of blogs, conversations, and digital creations. These will bloom, their pappus carrying seeds to other digital gardens, exciting souls, then blossoming again in new ways. Growth becomes exponential over time, with exotic new gardens resulting. 

With seeds spread, they will find new points of growth, be passed on to international gardeners, be replanted once more, and so it will go. It’s creating a space to consider ideas, actions, reflect upon their value, implications, inspire micro-adjustments in lives, and slowly change the world’s gardens and those who tend them. I look forward to sharing, exploring, dreaming, and changing the world with you, one small action at a time.

Monthly Posts

Cultivating Passion with Steve Boyett

Passion: pas·sion / paSHən  (n): a strong and barely controllable emotion There’s one item in life we all have the same access to and no ability to acquire or create more of: time. Our clocks are all counting down at the same pace to that fateful day when the lights fade and our ride will…

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Inopportune Opportunities

– I’m an extremely fortunate person, having been born in Canada, bestowed with loving parents, opportunities, an extremely supportive wife with a solid job, sans children and a great deal of freedom. My path has been much smoother than most.  – There are now three time periods: Pre-COVID Era (PE); COVID Era (CE); Post-COVID Era…

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What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

While preparing for a COVID-induced career shift, I reflected on my professional journey to date, the interesting turns it’s taken, and where I hope the road is heading next. My career has been mostly spent in various areas of tourism, some time leading a multinational business association, and a stint in executive education. But how,…

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Coaching Life Skills with Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott

As part of my 2020 personal upskilling and reskilling plan, I embarked upon training to become a certified coach. Over the years, colleagues and friends often approached for advice or an interested ear, and I thought learning formal coaching skills would help up my overall people development game. But making the decision to learn was…

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Don’t Forget ‘People’

A downturn like the COVID-indused one businesses are grappling with presents not only a survival challenge, but also provides an opportunity to rethink traditional people systems. Businesses that are serious about long-term success should take this opportunity to implement and augment their People tools and processes to ensure rebound is as effective and speedy as…

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The Habit of Consistency with Roy Tomizawa

1964 – The Greatest Year in the History of Japan Over the last number of years I’ve found myself increasingly interested in what practices can help us be more productive. In an age of being digitally connected most of the time, while potentially empowering, it can also lead to easily being distracted. Focus for many…

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Making Sense of Emergent Facilitation

Welcome to the February 2021 Dandelion’s share. This month we’re going to dive into Emergent Facilitation, discovering what it is, how to use it, and some practical applications, which will hopefully give you a better idea of the concept and how you might one day apply it.  I first heard the term in the back-half…

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Saweepats

Two enthusiastic 26-year-olds roll into town looking for a room. They’d heard of a place that also served Mexican food so this was where their compass pointed. Room secured, it was up to the restaurant deck, which overlooked the Mekong River, Laos on the other side. And just as their minds drifted to beer, they…

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