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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Embracing Values: Leading in the Next Economy

The second post in our next economy series, Junxion President & CEO Mike Rowlands explores values and how values based leadership will be fundamental for emerging stronger post COVID. The inevitable finally came to pass: America’s game show host in chief, driven by who knows what neuroses and clinging to his ever-extractive, winner-takes-all mindset, encouraged an unruly mob of morons …

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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 …

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Reflections of Our CEO: Using Legacy as a Verb

The inspiration of a strong, organizational purpose only runs as deep as its connection with each individual member of the team. Yet, while “culture eats strategy for breakfast,” too few leaders tend the connection their team members feel between their personal values and their work. Years ago, I was introduced by a prospective client to the founder of his organization. …

Team Engagement in a Time of Crisis

Doubling down on business as usual is an understandable reaction in a crisis. Some see it as a noble way to weather the storm. The orchestra playing on the Titanic in the midst of chaos is celebrated, even legendary. We are told that leaders should act this way, even when it’s an irrational or excessively risky strategy, because… that’s what …

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 …