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Values-Based Leadership Sets the Tone of Instruction at Gold College

Values-Based Leadership Sets the Tone of Instruction at Gold College

Values- the key ingredient for a successful organization!

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Gold College is Changing the University of Alberta

Gold College is Changing the University of Alberta

When a college wanted to create strong leaders within their faculty, what did they do? Created a program, of course!

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People I Love: Mario Savio

People I Love: Mario Savio

A civil-rights activist. A seeker of justice. Changer of the world. That was Mario Savio.

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People I Love: Bella Abzug

People I Love: Bella Abzug

A powerhouse, revolutionary, and feminist, Bella Abzug fought against the narrative she was born into and wrote the one that she wanted to live!

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People I Love: Shirley Chisholm

People I Love: Shirley Chisholm

A leader who spoke the truth and refused to live into the narrative that was given to her! She fought to write her own and to inspire others to do the same!

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3 in 1: The Blended Narrative

3 in 1: The Blended Narrative

Your company's ability to trust and believe in your vision is dependent on your strategic narrative. This narrative takes your three stories- Who Am I?, Who Are We?, and Where Are We Going?, and blends them into one narrative. It is the final piece of the puzzle that will push your company towards your goals and reach achievement.

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People I Love: Angela Y. Davis

People I Love: Angela Y. Davis

Angela Davis rose above the narratives that she was expected to live into and wrote her own counter narrative! It took tremendous courage and it was that courage that drew Cavanaugh-Simmons to her.

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Bridging the Racial Divide, One Story at a Time: The Origins of My Interest in Diversity Work

Bridging the Racial Divide, One Story at a Time: The Origins of My Interest in Diversity Work

Cavanaugh-Simmons's interest in diversity began when she was a young girl. That interest developed as she grew and put her on the path of counter narratives and storytelling that she is on now.

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People I Love: Angeles Arrien

People I Love: Angeles Arrien

Cavanaugh-Simmons found love and comfort in Angeles Arrien. A woman who loved life and found joy in simply living, Arrien inspired those around her to do the same.

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Where Are We Going?

Where Are We Going?

When thinking about where you want your company to go, you must also think about where you have been and where you are now. What are the defining moments in your company's history that push you towards the future you envision and the goals you have set? What story do you want your company to tell?

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Metaphors Shape Our Lives, So Choosing Wisely is Essential

Metaphors Shape Our Lives, So Choosing Wisely is Essential

The metaphors you use to tell your story can have an impact. Are they limiting your thinking or are they giving it a space to grow and see the potential?

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People I Love: Cesar Chavez

People I Love: Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez was a man of quiet power and passion. He was an activist, labor organizer, and seeker of justice for American farm workers. Here, Cavanaugh-Simmons describes how his work inspires hers.

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Seven Ways to Thicken a Narrative for Richer Stories

Seven Ways to Thicken a Narrative for Richer Stories

A story begins with a past, present, and future. A GREAT story involves all the details in between!

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People I Love: Dag Hammarskjold

People I Love: Dag Hammarskjold

Dag Hammarskjold believed in "dents", which would lead to a rift, which would lead to an opening. In the opening, is where the true work for peace would begin.

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Who Are We?

Who Are We?

The story of your company is an important one. It helps you understand where you came from and how you got to where you are now. It can help you know how you need to change to become better than you are at this moment. How do you do this? By looking at your company culture!

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How to Shift the Narratives that Shape and Limit Us

How to Shift the Narratives that Shape and Limit Us

The metaphors that we use to describe our life matter. They can change our behavior or they can limit us. What metaphors will you use?

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People I Love: Robert F. Kennedy

People I Love: Robert F. Kennedy

"What might have been?", is a question that Christine often contemplates when thinking about Robert F. Kennedy.

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People I Love: Malcolm X

People I Love: Malcolm X

Malcolm X was a man of passion- strong and eloquent and on a journey of self-discovery during his last year of life. Christine Cavanaugh-Simmons was a young teenage girl, drawn to his search for truth and his ability to live into the story that he wanted for himself.

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The Book

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Help leaders unlock the power of stories to inspire, engage and guide teams and entire organizations

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My Story is My Path

Resources for all those called to leadership who understand the power of words and stories to shape their futures from one of the nation’s preeminent narrative coaches, Christine Cavanaugh-Simmons of CCS Consulting Inc.

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