The One Thing to Help Your Team Take Flight

JP Morgan Chase recently hosted an intimate inclusive economy event in Canary Wharf, in the heart of London’s business district. I arrived promptly at 9:30am and stood with a dozen strangers waiting to ride the very swanky elevator 31 floors into the sky. That’s when the butterfly arrived…. There we were, standing in the lobby, when the monarch’s gorgeous, orange …

Reflections of Our CEO: I Think I Disagree….

I got my first piece of hate mail this week. It was a response to a news piece about a controversial energy infrastructure project that has dominated the news in western Canada. The letter was vitriolic and personal, as one might expect. But it ultimately left me feeling disappointed. You see, rather than responding defensively or simply getting angry, I …

Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau

For decades, an ever-increasing number of business leaders have recognized their companies’ obligations to their employees, their communities, and the environment we all share. The transition to a clean, healthy, diverse 21st century economy has begun—but it’s not without its challenges. Unfortunately, here in Canada, debates about the validity and value of old economy projects have become highly adversarial and …

Reinvigorating a Sense of Purpose in an Established Architecture Practice

Kiran Curtis Associates is an architecture practice based in London. Operating for 20 years across London and the South-east, KCA has delivered a range of successful projects including mixed-use developments, private and affordable housing, commercial developments, and master plans. Junxion worked with KCA to review and redefine their brand strategy, reflecting the company’s passion for making a positive difference for …

What Really Matters to You?

This morning, as I carefully walked down a bank of slippery, green steps in the rainforest near my home, I found myself pondering an important question. It’s one of my favourites…. It’s a door opener into deeper conversations about life. It opens people up. It gets us thinking. It exposes our vulnerability. And it often leads to greater intimacy, as …

Have We Hit ‘Peak Entrepreneur?’

Unbridled ambition has become entangled with the definition of entrepreneurship. Anything less than “putting a dent in the universe” seems to be deemed “failure.” Even social entrepreneurs seem to be taking on more and more ambitious goals striving beyond the ‘progressive change’ that used to characterize the social sector. While any university that isn’t yet home to an incubator is …

Shift Your Thinking About ‘Growth’

Since our recent piece, ‘Where Do We Grow from Here?’ conversations seem to have been in the air about business growth. How should we grow? Where should we grow? What does growth even mean? We’re not the only ones asking…. In the past year, we’ve completed a number of large, stakeholder-engaged strategic planning assignments with a diverse list of clients. …