Encouraging Equity: A Next Economy Imperative

Junxion President & CEO Mike Rowlands addresses the imperative to encourage equity in our leadership, organizations, and communities. This is the fifth post in our next economy series—a call to brave up and emerge stronger post-COVID. The work of economic recovery that lies ahead brings a profound opportunity to reshape our economies to serve all stakeholders. We must reflect on …

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Responding to a Terrible Idea….

“It has taken decades and centuries to build up the wider business and economic infrastructure that supports face-to-face working,” points out ‘Macro Strategist’ Luke Templeman, writing in Deutsche Bank’s Konzept magazine. “Those who can work from home… should be taxed in order to smooth the transition process for those who have been suddenly displaced.” What a terrible idea. Perhaps Konzept’s …

Reflections of Our CEO: Leadership Lessons from a Global Pandemic

The view to my right, off the starboard side of a BC Ferry is magnificent. The ocean reflects the summer sky and is textured by the warm breeze. The distant mountains on the Sunshine Coast fade into the hazy distance, a towering reminder of the unceasing patience of nature. Despite my surroundings, a knot still sits at my solar plexus—a …

Reflections of Our CEO: On Certainty and Self-Doubt

My nerdiest t-shirt riffs on Plato—specifically on the Allegory of the Cave, one of western philosophy’s most important arguments for reflective understanding. ‘Plato’s Cave Search & Rescue Team,’ says the shirt. My kids shake their heads every time I wear it, but it always reminds me of how rarely any of us sees the whole picture. The Cave Allegory explains …