Entries by Eric Dillon

My time on the Talking 306 Podcast

Eric speaks with host Dale Richardson about his life and career, including his family’s background and Saskatchewan roots; growing up in a military family and moving around Canada; how he got started in the financial and credit union world; his approach to leadership; the importance of failing forward and taking the time to THINK during […]

The “Either / Or Paradox”

I have been watching the last few weeks / months with great interest. Election season is everywhere it seems. Where I live, we have just finished a provincial election, a municipal election is coming next week, there has been threats of a federal election and of course, there is the US election next week. I […]

CEO for a Day – We Laughed, We Cried….

Last week, I hosted another one of our exceptional Conexus team members as “CEO for the day”. What does that program entail?  In essence, we advertise to all of our employees the opportunity to be CEO for any given day and then we match the agenda from their visit to topics that match what they […]

Failing forward on the “Fail Forwards”

I posted earlier on my site about competitive advantage today being defined by the agility of an organization and the continuous speed with which is brings new value to the market. If you accept some of those arguments, then perhaps you will also accept that the new speed, iteration and “intrapreneurial” culture also brings the […]

What the heck is “Money Shame”

Let’s face it, money is a very emotional thing. For most of us, our connection with money starts very early in our lives and further, it usually associated with things that drive emotion in our lives. Most basically, much of the fear that people have about money is tied to the emotion that can come […]

What is competitive advantage today? Culture!

I grew up in the business world expecting that anything worth doing of any consequence could be easily studied, analyzed and the range of any expected outcomes was completely understood. The only way that there were outcomes or risks that were not understood was if you missed thinking about them as part of your work. […]