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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.

Access To Education: The Key That Unlocks Opportunity

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

While many of us are fortunate enough to take education for granted, not everyone can get the education they need. I believe that technological and pedagogical innovation can help break down barriers and make learning more accessible, engaging and inspiring.

3 Things I Learned From President Obama's Speech In Athens

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Politics
G(irls)20

The whole speech was an hymn for democracy, aiming to remind us that after all this time, since democracy was first born here in Greece, its flame still fuels the progress of our society. He reminded us that democracy is neither perfect, nor complete.

What Does British Columbia Have To Do With COP22?

BC Council for International Cooperation | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada British Columbia
BC Council for International Cooperation

Most people agree that there is a clear connection between tackling sustainable development and tackling climate change. We know that we will not solve climate change without addressing the key contributing issues of energy, food security, water, and poverty. We also know that the impacts of climate change could wipe away any progress toward achieving gains in those same areas. So how do we as British Columbians tackle all of these issues in a meaningful and timely way?

I See You And What You Do Is Good

Kelly Brown | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada
Kelly Brown

A few years back, I got the opportunity of a lifetime that ended up shaping how I feel about employee recognition. One day, my boss asked if I would r...

What We Really Think Of Women In Power

Dr. Brenna Velker | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Brenna Velker

This week, in this election, I learned that as a woman in leadership, no matter how high you rise, you will always be just that -- a woman. If you're too soft, you're emotional and unstable, if you're too hard, you're cold and untrustworthy. As a society, we have not been able to see a balance between emotion and strength for women. And it's not just men who do not know how to react around a powerful woman, women are equally, if not more critical.

The Right Way To Let Someone Go

Brian Scudamore | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

Although the firing process should be like ripping off a Band-Aid, it's still important to be respectful -- no one should be surprised they've been fired. Employees should be made aware of problems and given a chance to correct them. It's just good business sense.

How To Become A Better Coworker

Alyson Jones | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Business
Alyson Jones

When we realize that such a large portion of our time is actually spent at work, one would think we would be motivated to make this time as pleasant as possible. However, many of us know that this is not always the case. Most people have some sort of war stories from work that involve a difficult coworker or boss who seems bent on making our lives miserable.

This Is What Sustainability Leadership Is All About

Mel Wilson | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Business
Mel Wilson

Leading sustainability organizations are the ones that have learned how to optimize their limited resources, and use generally accepted standards where possible. They frequently use management systems standards and industry standards to drive performance, and reporting standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to drive communications.

We Need To Move From Climate Commitment To Climate Action

BC Council for International Cooperation | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Politics
BC Council for International Cooperation

We cannot spend tens of millions of dollars promoting a low carbon future while also spending tens of millions promoting extractives. With the Agreement in full force, Canada can pivot its approach to international assistance to reflect real policy coherence. We need to support small-scale, decentralized clean energy programs that promote pro-poor, gender sensitive projects.