Category Archives: Leadership

Entire Vancouver School Board Fired – What can we learn?

They “failed to pass a balanced budget” and were the subject of bullying allegations. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Of note however, is that in this case, families and union/labour organizations are behind the ousted trustees: this includes statements by family members claiming a balanced budget was already in effect. Former Vancouver School… Continue Reading

Who’s in Charge Here?

Imagine this: You walk up to the reception counter with a problem you are having regarding this business or agency’s service for yourself or your loved one.  You have tried to get help through several departments and frustrated, you decide to ask: “Who’s in charge here?” A group of employees are coming out of a… Continue Reading

Recording In Camera Board Meetings

updated March 24 2017  Questions around In Camera (AKA:  Closed or Executive sessions) board meetings are in the top 10 commonly asked Hot Topic board education questions we get. (1)   And no, there may not be a one-answer solution across all industries and sectors. Note that going “in camera”, means “in private”, from the Latin “in… Continue Reading

Why You Will Need an RN and How to Avoid Failure to Rescue

It is truly challenging when Boards and Leadership teams are faced with critical budget shortfalls – and their organizations have a large cohort of ‘professional salary level’ staff whose positions are vulnerable. In the Ontario Hospital sector, that cohort is the Registered Nurse. Hospital RNs are a big bright target at this time. More and… Continue Reading