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Leadership Featured Stories:

    • Executive Protection – Its Smart Business Insurance

      by Tina Olivero

      Early in 2015, I had the pleasure of meeting Giorgio Bereti.  A tall, handsome, well dressed man fitting the description of a protective services agent, he showed up at the Calgary airport to greet me.  Always a watchful eye and ear, Giorgio presents a restful sense of security.  As we travelled into the city he […]

    • Daring Leaders: 5 Qualities they MUST have

      by Jenn Lofgren

      The year was 1994. The place was Pretoria, South Africa. Amid widespread unrest over apartheid, Nelson Mandela stood on the podium and took over the presidency from F.W. de Klerk. Amongst the dignitaries and world leaders, a few men stood out. Unlike those around them, they had no real power, attainments or any reason to […]

    • Rediscovering Black Gold

      by Howard Lim

      Black gold conjures a powerful image.  However, it’s not such a positive image.  But, why not?  Oil actually is ‘black gold’ after all. Many hear the word oil or see oil company logos and there’s often a negative connotation attached to it.  One might think of baby ducks drenched in a black liquid being washed in […]

    • I Am a Woman, and I Am a Leader

      by Linita E. Mathew

      “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” –Malala Yousafzai She raised her hand slowly and her voice even slower to reply “I Am Malala”. The young girl had no idea that her entire life was about to change from one response. It all happened so quickly, and before anyone could […]

    • Warren Macdonald Lost his Legs but he Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro Anyway!

      by Tina Olivero

      Rock climbing is his fascination. It’s been the place where he’s found his greatest wins and his greatest losses. It’s his place of connection, his place of peace, his church and his life’s adventure. It’s also the place he lost his legs and re-invented himself in a whole world of new possibilities. Warren Macdonald has […]

    • The Spirit Of Sustainability

      by Heather Rogan

      Sustainability: born of the Latin word ‘sustinere’, meaning to maintain, support or endure and often applied to the complex relationship between economy, society and environment. For many, sustainability is just another industry buzzword ladled out by people that used ‘synergy’ as they stomped on the interests of those who didn’t align with their way of […]

    • The Virgin Founder – Richard Branson

      by Alex Clark

      On the lessons of turning failure into success, the ice-bucket challenge and space travel. And what connects your life in business with your life in a balloon, as it were? A lot of things about adventuring are not that dissimilar to being an entrepreneur. If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re trying to create things that have […]

    • 5 Global Energy Trends to Watch

      by Kali Taylor and Jenni Matchett

      Student energy recently checked in with students on five continents to see what the future leaders feel are the most important energy challenges and opportunities to keep an eye on. Their insights might surprise you… The Big Grid Shift The transformation of the electrical grid in the developed and developing world will dictate how our […]

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