John Weston is a lawyer who works in areas of Government Relations and Indigenous Affairs; johnweston.ca. His book On! Achieving Excellence in Leadership deals with “Fitness” and seven other values that characterize great leaders.
Bio last updated April 27th, 2019.
Articles by John Weston
Fit to Lead
By John Weston
June 25, 2018
Former B.C. Conservative MP John Weston debunks the myth that Parliamentarians will be sitting on the dock at the lake now that Parliament has recessed for the summer. The hot weather workload makes it vital they, like all Canadians, tend to their physical and mental health, he warns.
This key thought motivated me to launch various initiatives designed to leverage the role of leaders in promoting physical and mental health and fitness Second was National Health and Fitness Day, an occasion when First Nation, provincial, and local governments are invited to proclaim the first Saturday in June as a day to concentrate on increasing citizens’ devotion to healthy physical exercise
The Triumph of the Infinite
May 9, 2018
In the third of three-part Convivium series based on a recent workshop he led at the Christian Writers’ Guild in Ottawa, author, lawyer and former MP John Weston maps his own experience to help others overcome fear of failure and deepen our lived faith.
Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from exercising your great gift, as a person of faith and writer But once you’ve embraced failure, worked on specific skills, and put together the two components of your secret weapon, what next? If you can embrace failure, work on specific skills, and recog...
Staring Down the 500 Pound Gorilla
May 8, 2018
In the second of a three-part Convivium series drawn from a workshop he led at the Christian Writers’ Guild in Ottawa, author, lawyer and former MP John Weston maps his own experience to help others overcome fear of failure and deepen our lived faith.
Ed said, “It’s October, it’s raining, you’ve just lost your job, you’re asking your wife to head to Ottawa, and you’re going somewhere alone to write a book? You might as well just end it all right now So why should we expect our first solution to a problem in our life to be the last or perfect one?...
Faith From Failure in Politics and Writing
May 7, 2018
In a three-part Convivium series based on a recent workshop he led at the Christian Writers’ Guild in Ottawa, author, lawyer and former MP John Weston maps his own experience to help others overcome fear of failure and deepen our lived faith.
Finding Strength In Civic Culture
March 2, 2018
Against the seemingly intractable problems of world hotspots such as the Middle East, it can sometimes seem naïve to continue seeking solutions. The real answer, says former MP John Weston, isn’t surrender but cultivation of a civic culture that moulds people to believe they can make a difference.
Civic culture moulds people to believe they can make a difference, influencing public policy beyond politics and military intervention Civic culture influences Global Affairs officers such as former High Commissioner to Pakistan, Randolph Mank, to invite Canadian jurists, lawyers, and educators to l...
Preston Manning’s Eternal Perspective
January 12, 2018
John Weston finds a new book on leadership to be a crowning moment in the faithful and sagacious public life of the Reform Party founder