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A Nation’s Test of Character: Do We Truly Value our Veterans?

One of the best props a politician can use is the Armed Forces. Remember President G. W. Bush in October 2003 standing on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, with the huge sign behind him proclaiming “Mission Accomplished,” to celebrate victory on his War on Terror? This “leadership” event happened to be off the coast of San Diego with the aircraft carrier anchored safely. Oh, how…See More
Jan 31
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The Leadership Question: Will Pope Francis Make the Big Apology?

Leadership is not just an individual phenomenon but a collective pursuit of a nation’s citizens.No country is perfect – especially pluralistic societies. My country, Canada, has earned an enviable reputation of being a leader as a tolerant society, one receptive to immigrants, progressive in its social programs, and firm but fair in its judicial system.Well, sort of. Let’s be realistic here. Canada is indeed a decent country, but it has its own unenviable warts. And one of those warts is a…See More
Jan 10
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Good Leaders Let the Light In

Happy New Year, Readers!I’m kicking off the New Year with a leadership post aimed at inspiring you to explore the opportunities that present themselves in 2016. Don’t wait for perfection. Take action by empowering yourself, learning along the way and enrolling others in your vision.Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything…See More
Jan 3
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Time to Reflect this Christmas: Six Leadership Lessons from a Lab

This Christmas leadership post is dedicated to my five grandchildren: Lily, Ashley, Briar, Ethan and Logan: May the world be a brighter place in which to live when you are adults.It doesn’t seem that long ago when Sue and I, accompanied by our two youngest daughters (at the time 16 and 21) drove to the far side of Ottawa to check out a seven week-old Yellow Labrador puppy.He was the last of the…See More
Dec 20, 2015
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A Female Warrior Leader’s Journey

This is an extra-ordinary leadership story about a woman who as a young teenager almost lost her life. But she not only survived but went on to become an outstanding First Nations female leader who represented Canada later in life at the Olympics. She has maintained her focus on improving the conditions for Canada’s ignored and exploited First Nations peoples. Her life has been one of…See More
Dec 13, 2015
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Real Leaders Shun Intolerance

 The 20th Century will go down in history as a violent one. As British historian Niall Ferguson has expressed, we experienced a War of the World, stretching from the early 1900s to the end of the Cold War. While a controversial concept, Ferguson’s premise is based on the clash of fading…See More
Dec 6, 2015
Jim Taggart commented on Jim Taggart's blog post The Way of the Warrior Leader
"Thanks very much, David, for taking the time to read my post and for your kind comments."
Nov 30, 2015
David Zinger commented on Jim Taggart's blog post The Way of the Warrior Leader
"What a well written post. It was an honor just to be able to read it. Thank you Jim"
Nov 30, 2015
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The Way of the Warrior Leader

Reflect for a moment on the word “Warrior.”What comes to mind?Ruthlessness, violence, cunning?Or bravery, integrity, fearlessness?Our mental models, formed over the years as we’ve matured into adults, begin to cement how we perceive the world, and more specifically how we interpret certain words and expressions.In her 1993 book, The Fourfold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary, the late…See More
Nov 29, 2015
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 We continue to read and hear a lot about the importance of vision when it comes to senior leaders focusing their organizations on the future. It’s important stuff, and the leadership literature ensu…

 We continue to read and hear a lot about the importance of vision when it comes to senior leaders focusing their organizations on the future. It’s important stuff, and the leadership literature ensures that we haven’t forgotten the message.However, it’s all well and good to be regularly reminded of the importance of corporate and public sector leaders working at aligning their employees behind…See More
Nov 23, 2015
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When Leaders Take the High Road – and Take Action

Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States on November 6, 1860. Soon after, he faced what would become his biggest leadership challenge: seven states seceded from the union, with the secessionists stating that the Constitution allowed for states to leave it.Lincoln’s opposition to secession was based on five reasons:1. The states could not separate physically.2. Secession was unlawful.3.…See More
Nov 16, 2015
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Real Leaders Embrace Duality: The New 21st Century Leadership Competency

Our world is not black and white when it comes to the wide array of interconnected issues and challenges facing those in leadership roles. Whether you’re a politician leading a developing country, the head of a multinational company or the owner of a small business, every day you’re facing new problems. And one major part of a leader’s daily challenge is the people dimension.As society becomes…See More
Nov 8, 2015
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Elon Musk: the 21st Century’s Change Catalyst?

As a society, we like to talk about how much and how fast change is affecting us. For example, we’ve become overly enamored with the rapid advancements in consumer electronics over the past 20 years and social media during the past decade. Yet we’ve become collectively drooling, multi-tasking drones who are more concerned with the next iteration of Android and Apple devices, incapable of focusing on tasks…See More
Nov 1, 2015
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Dare to be a Real Leader, not an Apocaholic

The human condition is driven by hope.We have, as a species, a tremendous capacity to deal with adversity, to adapt to volatile change and to move forward to make our lives better. As much as we like to complain, the world as a whole is better off than in the past. Whether they’re advancements in medical research in disease prevention (eg, malaria), civil rights (eg, women and blacks being able to vote…See More
Oct 26, 2015
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Suffragettes Led the Way for Women’s Right to Vote

SPECIAL ELECTION EDITION - CANADA VOTES! It’s easy to forget history, or to pay lip service to it. But history matters and can teach us a lot. It especially helps put current issues, whether political, economic or social, into perspective.If you’re a woman, perhaps Generation Y (19 to 34) or Gen X (35 to 48), you view your right to vote as unquestionable. In the vernacular, it’s a no-brainer.…See More
Oct 16, 2015

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Who are you?
I have a passion for leadership and sharing my knowledge with others, and have worked in the field some 15 years. I've been actively blogging for over three years, and my website includes some 300 posts and many ebooks and white papers.

I also have a strong passion for music and love playing jazz piano.
What is your interest or involvement in employee engagement?
To learn from others and share my knowledge and experience, especially around leadership and organizational learning.
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Jim Taggart's Blog

A Nation’s Test of Character: Do We Truly Value our Veterans?

One of the best props a politician can use is the Armed Forces. Remember President G. W. Bush in October 2003 standing on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, with the…

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Posted on January 31, 2016 at 9:23am

The Leadership Question: Will Pope Francis Make the Big Apology?

Pope Leadership is not just an individual phenomenon but a collective pursuit of a nation’s citizens.

No country is perfect – especially pluralistic societies. My country, Canada, has earned an enviable reputation of being a leader as a tolerant society, one receptive to immigrants, progressive in its social programs, and firm but fair in…

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Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:50am

Good Leaders Let the Light In

Happy New Year, Readers!

I’m kicking off the New Year with a leadership post aimed at inspiring you to explore the opportunities that present themselves in 2016. Don’t wait for perfection. Take action by empowering yourself, learning along the way and enrolling others in your vision.…

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Posted on January 3, 2016 at 7:47pm — 1 Comment

Time to Reflect this Christmas: Six Leadership Lessons from a Lab

This Christmas leadership post is dedicated to my five grandchildren: Lily, Ashley, Briar, Ethan and Logan: May the world be a brighter place in which to live when you are adults.

It doesn’t seem that long ago…

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Posted on December 20, 2015 at 9:02am

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At 4:47pm on December 21, 2011, David Zinger said…

Jim:

I feel so fortunate to have you participate and contribute on this network.

You write well, contribute a great deal, and make a difference.

David

At 5:23pm on June 22, 2010, David Zinger said…
Jim:
I noticed it was your birthday tomorrow. Hope you have a great day and a great year/decade ahead. All the best in 2010 and beyond.
David
At 11:16am on May 13, 2010, Terrence Seamon said…
Jim,
Glad to see you join the Manager Tools group. You have been so active already on the EE Network! I hope you will stir things up on the group too.
Terry
At 10:12am on December 19, 2009, David Zinger said…
Jim:
You have already been involved a lot with the network but I would still like to welcome you here and wish you all the best with your leadership work.
David
 
 
 

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