Episode No.2

Making the Case for Resilient Support Networks

The essentials

The episode features Mike Coyle, founding partner and vice-president of Reticle Ventures Canada, and Jim Leech, former president and CEO of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and now Chancellor of Queen's University.

This is the second episode in a series of conversations focusing on the resilience of teams, organizations, and communities, produced by Smith School of Business of Queen’s University.

The episode features Mike Coyle, founding partner and vice-president of Reticle Ventures Canada, and Jim Leech, former president and CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and now Chancellor of Queen’s University.

Mike Coyle led multi-disciplinary teams within Canada’s Special Operations Forces and spear-headed Canadian Armed Forces cyber operations training programs. In this episode, he talks about how he and his team at Reticle adapt what they have learned in the military to civilian life. He says research in the area is thin, which makes it difficult to assess or measure group resilience. And he places resilience — and the lack of it —in the continuum of mental health.

Jim Leech, who serves as an Honorary Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces, connects the dots between the resilience of individual military men and women and the resilience of their support networks. Initiatives such as the True Patriot Love charity address this need by supporting military families and communities. He draws on his long experience in the corporate world to share how he successfully developed and nurtured bounce-back teams.

 

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