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Forget Millennials And Boomers. Gen X Will Save The Workplace

Mary Donohue | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Today, all the chatter in leadership development is about millennials and retiring boomers. Let's be honest: for most organizations, no millennial is going to be tapped for a top job, yet many of these organizations are spending money on understanding their millennials and helping boomers feel good as they retire.

How Is 'You Changed Your Mind' A Criticism?

Rabbi Ben Hecht | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada
Rabbi Ben Hecht

I have found it most intriguing that criticism has recently been voiced against Donald Trump simply because he has changed his mind in regard to vario...

Our Limits Are What We Make Them

Jeff Melanson | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Living
Jeff Melanson

Our sense of what is realistic or not might actually limit our own possibility. Consider running a four-minute mile. It was thought to be impossible until Roger Bannister broke the four-minute barrier in 1954. The record now stands at 3:43 and the mile has been run in under four minutes at least 4,500 times.

NDP Needs A Leader That Stands Out To Stand Up To Trudeau

Thomas Woodley | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Thomas Woodley

The sooner NDP leadership candidates stand out, the faster they become a household name or a familiar face. For the good of the race and the growth of the party base, candidates need to move into competitive mode - and even "entertainment mode" - ASAP.

O'Leary's Free-Market Chauvinism Doesn't Reflect Canadian Values

Brian McLaughlin | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Brian McLaughlin

As the CPC strategizes for a new party leader, some right-minded pundits of market fundamentalism are touting the inexperienced political outsider as a serious contender for party leader. That imprudent direction may well prove to widen the chasm between the CPC and wiser-than-previously-anticipated average Canadian voters.

Meet Phyllis Potamianos: The Woman Chasing The Butterflies

Jude Saqer | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada
Jude Saqer

We've all read our fair share of inspirational quotes -- added various motivational accounts onto our social media timelines, when we've felt "off." N...

What Do You Value?

Jeff Melanson | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Business
Jeff Melanson

Have you identified the values and assumptions that drive you personally and professionally? What drives your business beyond shareholder expectations? What drives your day-to-day personal life beyond working to pay bills? Are you clear on what matters?

When Your Work Load Doesn't Match Your Job Description

Evan Thompson | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

Everyone wants to be recognized by their employer for the work they do, especially if it's above and beyond their job description. It happens often, whether you're asked to complete a task outside your scope of work or you want to outshine your competition and win that VP role that just opened up. Unfortunately, usually the more you do, the more expectations of you rise and as the work piles up, your performance slips and your stress increases.

Equality Starts With Giving Women The Confidence To Compete – And Win

Christy Clark | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Living
Christy Clark

I'm often asked what we can do to reach true equality - a world where women and men were equally represented in everything from government to business. If I had to pick one single thing we could address, I'd say confidence. Simply put - men have it. Too often, women don't. On this International Women's Day it's important to celebrate and recognize successful women. Young women, girls need to see others succeeding in fields that traditionally have been dominated by men. It's important for young women to see other women in politics and government.

3 Ways To Build Morale And Performance Like A Leader

Barbara Morris-Blake | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Business
Barbara Morris-Blake

Let's face it, every organization goes through highs and lows, especially in startup mode. While milestones are often celebrated, there are the inevitable tough times all leaders need to face. These are the moments that you least want to start attempting to build morale and performance.

Daily News And Social Media Can Drive Leadership Conversations

Judy Mann | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada
Judy Mann

We've heard it before: Leadership drives behaviour. Model the way. Leadership is intelligence, honesty and doing the right thing. As a leader in an o...

To Kevin O'Leary, From One Dragon To Another

Bruce Croxon | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Politics
Bruce Croxon

Kevin, as somebody who sat next to you for three years on Dragon's Den, I want to congratulate you for taking the plunge into public service and taking on the real dragons and sharks of the political world. But there are a few things I'm concerned about. I know that you used to be open to the idea of a carbon tax -- I've seen the video of you talking about it. Somebody must have told you that you couldn't become Conservative leader if you supported one. But here's the thing: You will never become Prime Minister if you don't have a plan to deal with climate change.

Bridges (Not Walls) Make Nations Great

Jay Rosenzweig | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada
Jay Rosenzweig

We Canadians, if we stay true to our beliefs as expressed in our Charter, have an opportunity to be a shining example to the world that building bridges will trump building walls virtually every time when it comes to nation-building; and more importantly repairing the world for the better.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Greatness And Its Humble Beginnings

Glen Pearson | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

This is the week when Americans and non-Americans alike stopped to remember the remarkable accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his birth. A federal holiday in the United States, it prompts millions to think of the civil rights reformer's remarkable accomplishments.

Entrust Youth With A Seat At The Decision-Making Table

Vasileios Tsianos | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Politics
Vasileios Tsianos

Never before has a generation been so connected and self-organized, yet mired in such anguishing asymmetry with older generations of leadership. If so many young leaders are already responsive, responsible and also effective, why do senior leaders worldwide prevent them from joining them?

Busting Gender Stereotypes Can Benefit Men In Life And Career

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

People are realizing that, without the weight of gendered expectations, they can embrace skills, talents and passions irrespective of gender, which benefits individuals, corporations and the world. It is a long way from where we once were, labelled "pink" or "blue" at birth and put into our gender-specific boxes.

Conservative Voters Want A Leader With Something New To Say

Garnett Genuis | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Politics
Garnett Genuis

After the success of Donald Trump, multiple candidates are venturing into that version of the imitation game - in tone, in style, in tactics or in substance. Their failure to recognize fundamental differences in the political culture and the leadership selection processes in both countries will be their undoing.

Sponsorship Can Drive Diversity In The Workplace

Carolyn Lawrence | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Business
Carolyn Lawrence

Both in terms of formal programs and corporate philosophy, genuine sponsorship is known to be effective at accelerating careers; but, unlike more established mentorship programs, is not at all widely used.

Learn To Connect By Disconnecting

Kunal Gupta | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada
Kunal Gupta

These upcoming holidays, I challenge you to be fearless and disconnect from technology. Connection has been such a powerful theme in my life; it is s...

The Millennial Leader: How the Next Generation Is Managing Up

Punit Dhillon | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Business
Punit Dhillon

Millennials are proving that they don't need intense supervision as previously assumed. In reality, you may find that millennials are teaching older generations a thing or two about enhancing a business.

Why I Took Email Off My Phone

Kunal Gupta | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Business
Kunal Gupta

Email, like a bag of chips, is addictive. Even with the most discipline, you will break. Having email on your phone is the equivalent to walking around with an open bag of chips with you. All the time. It doesn't sound very healthy, does it?

Trumping National Character In The United States Of America

Ivey Business School | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Ivey Business School

Whether Trump's supporters see it or not, character in the White House matters more today than ever before, especially if the goal is to make America great. After all, the thing that set America apart in the past was its ability to create wealth while maintaining at least a perceived commitment to religious tolerance, equality and freedom.

Facing Your Fears To Become An Amazing Public Speaker

Brian Scudamore | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

Public speaking is linked to career success: It creates a perception that you're an expert in your field and it can be an opportunity to motivate people. I used to be terrified of speaking in public too, but was forced to overcome my fear so I could network with other entrepreneurs and promote my business.

From Pregnant And HIV-Positive Teen To Inspiring Young Mayor

UNICEF Canada | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

Livey Van Wyk, 31, has come a long way from pregnant and HIV-positive teenager to becoming a fulfilled mother and an influential and inspiring young mayor who is the pride of her native Namibia. Her life tells a powerful story of courage and hope.

5 Ways To Delegate Effectively

Evan Thompson | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

When managed effectively, delegation can create ongoing benefits for you, your team, your business and your clients. By delegating certain projects to trusted team members, you are free to focus on other matters.