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

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 #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

IDEA #3: Befriend the like-hearted

7 Ideas for Life: An Antidote to Polarity
Idea #3: Befriend the like-hearted.

It’s easy to get stuck in echo chambers. To listen to people who share our point of view. We like talking to people who agree with us. But it risks feeding polarity. … More IDEA #3: Befriend the like-hearted

IDEA #2: Treat YOU like the ones you teach

Post & Podcast!
7 Ideas for Life: An Antidote to Polarity
Idea #2: Treat YOU like the ones you teach.

All of us are educators. We’re role models. And mentors. We teach others, not so much by what we say, but by what we do.

Read the blog, or listen to our podcast!
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NEW PODCAST > IDEA #1: Step up, shoulders squared

Promised you 7 Ideas for Life: An Antidote to Polarity
Well, here is Idea # 1: Step up, shoulders squared.

 To step up, with your shoulders squared, is to accept that there are people in the world who want you on their side of a polarized issue.

It’s a reminder to yourself that there is a personal responsibility here, to see those dichotomies.

And, it means you are prepared to at least consider when you want to take on the burden of wading into the debate.  … More NEW PODCAST > IDEA #1: Step up, shoulders squared

NEW PODCAST > 7 IDEAS FOR LIFE: An Antidote to Polarity

Are you tired of living in an either-or world? Weary of people taking rigid, polarized positions. Done with being manipulated.
Angry at being put in a victim position, imposed upon, spoken for, and assumed.
Then we have some ideas for you! 7 Ideas for Life: An Antidote to Polarity. … More NEW PODCAST > 7 IDEAS FOR LIFE: An Antidote to Polarity

Play Ping-Pong & Build Legacy

Nobody thinks ‘medium-term’.
Generally, we think short-term. Occasionally, long-term.
When you have short term in one hand, and long term in the other, there are trade-offs. But it’s not like you think ‘short-term’ Monday to Friday, and longer-term on the weekend.

So, how do people do this? How do you hold short-term & long-term in both hands, at the same time?

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CBC Repost: Conservative, Liberal, Progressive? How to define yourself without labels

Originally published November 4th 2017 Conservative, Liberal, Progressive? How to define yourself without labels CBC Report: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/donna-kennedy-glans-calgary-future-road-ahead-political-identity-1.4387347