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Leading With Nice Interview Series
We sit down with today’s thought leaders to discuss burning questions, new ideas and their thoughts as they look out over today’s leadership landscape.
5 days ago
Art, Ale and Community Building with Collective Arts Brewing’s Matt Johnston
What happens when you put art and ale together? Collective Arts Brewing out of Hamilton, Ont., had a strong desire to not just create great beer, but they wanted their beverages to be the catalyst behind building a strong community, investing in true diversity and being purposeful around championing creativity. In this episode, Matt Johnston, the brewery’s co-founder and CEO, breaks down their thought process and the impacts these decisions have had on the company.
Feb 16, 2021
Loneliness and the Leader with Allison Alley
Leading the Canadian arm of Compassion Canada, Allison Alley oversees 125 staff as they work with children and their families in economically depressed countries. As you can imagine, 2020 was a challenging year and in response, Allison wrote a thought-provoking blog post on Compassion Canada’s website titled "12 things I’ve learned in the last 12 months." Every one of the 12 things were clearly the result of living a year of leadership where she was faced with each reality. We invited her on the podcast to dig further.
Feb 4, 2021
Learning to Trust Through Privacy with The @ Company
We’re living through the middle of a struggle between sharing our personal information with companies and organizations and the desire to retain some level of privacy. Everything from renting an apartment to browsing social media asks us to give up more and more of our personal information. So what is the answer to this? Some companies have proven they can’t be trusted with our information. How do we help companies and organizations regain our trust? The answer is by being more private. On this episode of the Leading With Nice Interview Series, we speak with Barbara Tallent and Jory Des Jardins from The @ Company about a novel approach to help companies and individuals build trust by maintaining privacy.
Jan 11, 2021
Leading Through Depression and Anxiety with Ezra Byer
Ezra Byer has moved throughout the United States and Canada as he’s pursued a vision for community building. But during his time in Toronto’s East End, he was afflicted with depression and anxiety. It was so impactful that it altered the way he would respond to his family and his leadership suffered. Having been in the trenches — and highly intentional around discovering a way out — he’s written a book about what to do when depression and anxiety is crippling you. Today, he discusses some practical steps leaders can take when suffering with depression and anxiety.
Jan 1, 2021
Collaboration Where You Least Expect It with Angie Peters
Angie Peters has worked in corporate, social enterprise, and today leads the Toronto-based Yonge Street Mission as their President and CEO. Throughout her career, Angie has made a habit of creating greater value than should rightfully exist. She does this by seeking out intentional partnerships and creating collaborations where others wouldn’t expect to look. While she’s naturally gifted at doing this, it is a skill that can be taught and on today’s episode, she shares her steps to creating successful collaborations.
Dec 7, 2020
The Power of Storytelling with Shad
Shad’s career as a rapper has spanned almost two decades. Producing art and selling out shows for close to 20 years brings with it a dynamic approach to keeping an audience engaged. Shad does this through creating music that inspires discussion, provokes thought and engages your curiosity. He speaks about not only telling stories, but receiving stories. His leadership shines in situations where he is given the opportunity to be doing both.
Nov 30, 2020
Letting Creativity Lead with Laurance Yap
Why does a group of car dealerships hire a creative director? Usually a post exclusive to advertising agencies, PFAFF Automotive Partners recognized the value of creativity in helping them not only sell cars, but connect their passion to that of their customers. But it takes a unique individual to fill such a role. Laurance Yap is a veteran of automobilia having worked in and around cars with a view through a variety of lenses. Creativity can be used to lead, influence and yes, sell cars. Laurance shares some of what inspires him when seeking to do just that.
Sep 14, 2020
The Value of Curiosity with Latif Nasser
Host of Netflix's Connected and Director of Research at the award-winning New York Public Radio show Radiolab, Latif Nasser holds curiosity as one of his core values. It's led him to find out all he could about Detainee 244 at Guantanamo Bay and to learn about the world's oldest human poop. Curiosity is a strong precursor for leaders. It encourages to ask the questions that would otherwise go unanswered, it forces a deeper perspective and allows others to be heard. Latif Nasser excellently makes the case for being intentional in your curiosity in this episode of the Leading With Nice Interview Series.
Jul 27, 2020
Keeping the Learning from a Fallen Leader with Dan Goddard
Every leader lets us down in some way or another at some point, but what do you do with it when a leader has a morale failure. On this episode, we speak with Dan Goddard who completed a research project to help us understand how we keep the good in the learning from a leader who has had a morale failure.
Jul 13, 2020
Listening in Order to Lead with Amy Gorecki
You are at the start of a big project. Maybe you've been tasked with leading through transition or perhaps your job is to right the ship. You probably don't have the necessary resources to do it so now what? In this episode we're speaking with Amy Gorecki, the Executive Director of the Science Teachers Association of Ontario. As the solo employee, she was tasked with leading this largely volunteer-run organization through its biggest change in over a century. Listen to find out how she managed this task without an abundance of resources.
Jul 3, 2020
Leadership Happens When You Put Others First with Omar Ha-Redeye
Omar Ha-Redeye is the Executive Director of the Durham Community Legal Clinic and has built a reputation for always being right in the thick of where the people he helps are. The takeaway from this is simple: when you put the people you serve first, you are demonstrating excellent leadership.
Jun 23, 2020
Inspiring and Creating Vision with Jack Armstrong
Jack Armstrong has been a coach, television personality but more importantly he's been a husband and father. And that's where he draws his leadership learning from. How he demonstrated leadership for his three sons is how he approached leadership in different opportunities.
Jun 23, 2020
Working with Gen Z and Millennials with Penny Kirlik
Penny Kirlik is the Executive Director of the Centennial College Student Association Inc.. Every year she works with over 100 students, about a quarter of them work closely with her on the board of directors. Few are as qualified to speak about working with Gen Z and Millennials as she is. On this episode she discusses how she navigates excelling working with people in this age group.
Jun 23, 2020
Hero Making with Paul Magnus
You would be a fool to think that you alone could influence as many people than if you were intentional in building other leaders to share the same message. Paul Magnus has been teaching leadership for 50 years and is most excited about the idea of co-leading, co-owning and co-creating as a leader. He discusses it on this episode.
Jun 21, 2020
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