Friday, November 7, 2008

Oh, Canada!


I was interviewed recently by Eleanor Beaton for a story in the print edition of Canada’s largest national newspaper, the Globe and Mail. It’s about if as a leader, if admitting your mistakes is good for your career.

Here’s the full article:
To err is human. To admit it is strength

I had no idea the Globe and Mail has been using my blog as a source of leadership information for a while now. I did a search and found these articles:

The do’s and don’ts of damage control



With a circulation of close to a million readers, I’m hoping that a few new readers might stop by and take a look at Great Leadership.

As a way of welcome, and to blatantly suck-up to my Canadian readers, here are 10 reasons why I love Canada:

1. My wife and I honeymooned in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island 23 years ago. The countryside was breathtaking. Halifax, Peggy’s Cove, and the ocean.

2. The beer. Moosehead, Labatt’s, Molson. The real stuff, 5%.

3. High school & college memories of driving on Sherkston Beach, Crystal Beach amusement park, beer runs across the Peace Bridge and road trips to Toronto.

4. Family trips to Toronto. Ours kids first theater experience (The Lion King). The science museum, the waterfront, shopping, and Pickles Deli.

5. Ottawa. Ice skating on the Rideau Canal. Beaver tails. Dog sledding at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello.

6. Niagara Falls. The casinos, Clifton Hill, and Niagara on the Lake.

7. Montreal. What an affordable getaway! The hotels, the food, shopping, festivals, and big time sports.

8. Quebec City. It feels like Europe. The Fairmont Le Ch√Ęteau Frontenac had to have been the finest hotel I’ve ever stayed in.

9. Sports. Hockey Night in Canada. Ontario loves the Bills. Just don’t get too attached to them.

10. Captain Kirk, Neil Young, Michael J. Fox, Alanis Morissette, and Jim Carrey.

Oh, and of course, the Globe and Mail, especially Eleanor and Harvey. Thanks.

4 comments:

HR Maven said...

Um....Dan, how could you leave out the Hockey Hall of Fame??? Come on, your Canada!

(My favorite place to visit, hand's down)

CherryPie said...

I would love to see Niagra Falls.

Dan McCarthy said...

OK, OK, I know my editing is terrible. thanks, I'll fix it.

Dan McCarthy said...

Cherrypie -
sorry, I thought you were pointing out another one of my typos. I make a lot of them! (:
The Falls is worth a trip, and be sure to see Niagara on the Lake too! You’d take some beautiful pictures!