The Leadership Practitioner Podcast

The Forward-Focused Mindset

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On this episode

In perhaps this podcast’s most epic (we mean that literally) conversational journey to-date, Marlene and Jonathan with guest, leadership development coach Alisdair Smith, take you from critical explorations of authoritarianism and idealism, through tactical approaches to balancing effectiveness with efficiency, the value of naming, being a “learn-it-all,” honouring but not dwelling on the past, and the role of nurse logs in old growth forests. Just in case you’re worried they might lose the way, no fear – this is all harnessed to together exploring exactly how Leadership Practitioners use forward-focused mindsets to co-create possible positive, compelling and intriguing futures.

Guests on this Episode

Alisdair Smith is an International Coaching Federation certified coach who works with executive leaders and teams across Canada. He specializes in human creativity and development related to governance, ethics, strategic thinking, teamwork, and leadership and works with diverse clients, from large corporations like Microsoft to NGO’s in Goa, India. Alisdair has also taught leadership and teamwork at the Masters level at 3 Canadian universities and has facilitated dialogues for the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education and Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue.

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Episode Details
Episode Number13
PublishedDecember 9, 2021