Peter’s Principles: NEW SERIES

I promised I’d let you in on what I’m up to, and along with my colleague Don Hill, we think it’s time – especially this week with the Kinder-Morgan announcement hanging in the air – to tell you about Peter’s Principles. … More Peter’s Principles: NEW SERIES

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The Conservative Conundrum

Podcast & blog:
I have a challenge you can help me with.

Right now, and please don’t second-guess yourself, think of the word conservative. What does it mean to you?

I’m tired of hearing ‘conservative’ being framed, often disparagingly, as a right-winger with views cast in concrete. It’s polarizing. People are simply trotting out a script. My journalist colleague calls it ‘message track’. … More The Conservative Conundrum

IDEA #7: When you must, be formidable

The final idea in our 7 Ideas for Life: An Antidote to Polarity series.
Enjoy this blog post & podcast. … More IDEA #7: When you must, be formidable

IDEA #6: Decision-making is a precious power  

7 Ideas for Life: An Antidote to Polarity
Idea #6: Decision-making is a precious power.
Who is speaking for you? Making decisions that affect you?
And, when are you speaking for others and making their decisions?
Decision-making is a precious exercise of power. And if you do it thoughtfully, you can use this power to break down polarities. … More IDEA #6: Decision-making is a precious power  

PODCAST: Playing Games with Energy Innovation

It’s an old story, but a familiar one:

If first you don’t succeed, try and try again. But what if you try and try and try and it still doesn’t work?

And so here I am, bright and chipper on a Monday morning in the offices of a familiar spot, the National Energy Board. I’m joined by enthusiastic champions of energy innovation who want Albertans to ‘think different’ and embrace the future.
Listen here to a podcast sharing what happened, this week, with energy innovation in Alberta.

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I’m Mad As Hell & I’m Not Going to Take this Polarity Anymore!

I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this polarity anymore! … More I’m Mad As Hell & I’m Not Going to Take this Polarity Anymore!

IDEA #5: Imagination builds bridges

7 Ideas for Life: An Antidote to Polarity
Idea #5: Imagination builds bridges
When you focus on building walls, leaning too heavily on minor differences and ignoring the fundamentals, you can tend to define yourself by what you are not.
How do you build bridges with people who aren’t in your organization, people who don’t look or think like you? Real bridges. Not just namby-pamby feel good gestures. … More IDEA #5: Imagination builds bridges

IDEA #4: Know Where You Lead From

7 Ideas for Life: An Antidote to Polarity Blog & Podcast!
Idea #4: Know Where You Lead From
In times of uncertainty, we need insiders, outsiders and people who lead from the edge of the inside.

Especially in the building of bridges between rigid and polarized positions, leading from the edge of the inside can be creative, constructive and energizing. … More IDEA #4: Know Where You Lead From