Case Study

Why You Shouldn't "Do What Makes You Happy" in Business

Gerry Som | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Business
Gerry Som

There is an inherent flaw in the sentence "Do what makes you happy." People usually choose their initial career paths around the age of 18 -- does every person continue to enjoy doing the same for the rest of his or her life?Happiness is not my ultimate goal. Failure, however, is my ultimate deterrent. I simply do not want to live pay-cheque to pay-cheque in Canada or end up unsuccessful, a decade from now.

Why Businesses Should Become More Vulnerable

Nick Cowling | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

Vulnerability is a business skill that every leader should consider in good times and bad. It's not weak. It takes greater strength to recognize and acknowledge criticism than to will it away. It's not submissive. It's about taking responsibility and being accountable. It's not being afraid to make tough decisions. It's about recognizing the impact of them.