Unexpected Light by Eileen Reardon for FireInside.ca

Unexpected Light

By Eileen Reardon / December 12, 2015

“When it is dark enough you can see the stars.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emmerson It’s amazing how a tragedy can crystalize our thinking or galvanize us:  a call for peace in the days that followed the Paris bombings, a desire to respond to the plight of Syrian refugees, kindness in response to the death of a loved one.  In a single week I was touched by all three of these events and began to notice the natural opposites that emerge in circumstances like these.  Whether it is a world–wide cry for peace resulting from violence or overwhelming kindness and support in…

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The Worst Leadership Advice I Ever Received

The Worst Leadership Advice I Ever Received

By Cathy Jacob / November 12, 2014

Very early in my career, I got some really bad advice. More than one well-meaning mentor told me that no one in business wants to hear the word no. “If you really want to succeed, be a ‘can do’ person, not a ‘can’t do’ person. People who get ahead are people who know how to become indispensable. Be the person that everybody knows they can count on.” So you may be asking yourself, what’s wrong with this advice? It’s true that people who jump in and take initiative are great to have around and they are often rewarded with more challenge and…

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