Posted November 18, 2019 by Catherine Etmanski
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How my Intentions of Earth, Art, and Health Relate to Mindful Leadership

About twelve years ago, I set three intentions for my life: earth, art, and health. As the years have unfolded, I’ve endeavoured to align both my professional and personal life’s work with these three intentions. Attending to all three areas in various ways has helped me to maintain my joie de vivre, as well as my sense of inspiration and creativity.

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Posted November 6, 2019 by Kathy Bishop
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I recently returned from the International Leadership Association Conference with many of my School of Leadership Studies’ (SoLS) colleagues. We heard a variety of different world leaders speak; to name a few: The Right Honourable Paul Martin (21st prime minister of Canada), Senator Anike Niganizi Murray Sinclair (Chief Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada), and The Right Honourable David Johnstone (Governor General of Canada, 2010 – 2017).

Posted October 18, 2019 by Catherine Etmanski
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Can One Person Make A Difference?

Well, you might say the answer is: of course! Just mention the word leadership and an abundance of inspirational people will come to mind.

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Posted September 20, 2019 by Elizabeth Hartney
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Healthcare and Women in Leadership 

“Does it make a difference to healthcare if the leader is a woman?” This was the question on Associate Faculty, Doug Blackie’s mind, when he proposed inviting in a panel of women CEOs into our upcoming MA Leadership (Health Specialization) residency, in place of our usual practice of inviting one senior health executive, to

Posted September 5, 2019 by Wendy Rowe
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International Cultural Leadership Experience in Ecuador

Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL) students will return to Ecuador on September 16th for a two-week international cultural leadership experience. They will visit the remote indigenous community of Salinas in the Central Andes Highlands to learn about the social-cooperative model that was implemented in the '70s with the arrival of an Italian priest and others.

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Posted August 27, 2019 by Cheryl Heykoop

Innovation in Leadership

As we navigate the complexity of our world today, “innovation” is a commonly used buzzword and sought after goal. Although difficult to define, the essence of innovation in leadership is about finding new, novel, and/or relevant solutions to pressing problems or challenges that leadership faces today and into the future.

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Posted August 12, 2019 by Cheryl Heykoop
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Exploring Love in Leadership 

In leadership, we rarely talk about the word love. In fact, it’s long since been considered taboo, perhaps even raising questions about our integrity and legitimacy as leaders. Yet, love is finding its place in leadership amidst the complex, uncertain times in which we live; perhaps at a time where we may need it most.

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Posted July 29, 2019 by Catherine Etmanski
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Creativity and innovation. Whether you work in business, government, or the non-profit sector, you likely will have heard that these two skills are necessary for today’s leaders. But what does it mean to be creative in the context of an organization or community? How do we truly inspire innovation? And what research is out there to help us build our creative muscles?

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Posted July 12, 2019 by Wanda Krause
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Royal Roads University's Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL) alumni are making a difference in the world! From influencing food systems to reducing maternal mortality rates, you can find them impacting positive changes around the globe.

Posted June 28, 2019 by Kathy Bishop
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Leading in Extraordinary Times

We live in extraordinary times. Times like no other: technologically, socially, politically, economically, and environmentally. Times of great peril and times of great possibility. 

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