Women Must Hone Unique Leadership And Networking Skills

Tracie Crook | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Business
Tracie Crook

If trying to walk and talk like the guys isn't working, it's time for women to be themselves, be confident applying your own strengths, and network with focus, to make yourself heard.

5 Qualities Of A Terrific Leader

Adriana Girdler | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Business
Adriana Girdler

Being a leader is an honour. It's a skill set that must be taught and constantly perfected. Seeking improvement and feedback is imperative for growth.

A New Generation Of Leadership Spreads Its Wings

Glen Pearson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

For Trudeau, the reality of jumping from the skillet of an election campaign into the fire of world diplomacy and emergency response must be something of a foreboding transition. And yet he has brought an aura of freshness and innovation to the G20 that likely couldn't come at a better time.

What Justin Trudeau's Unusual Signature Reveals

Annette Poizner | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Annette Poizner

Insights emerge when we take a closer look at Justin Trudeau's elaborate signature. In fact, though we learn something about him, what's more relevant is what we learn about ourselves.

How Leaders Can Improve Teamwork And Build Trust

Monique Caissie | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

The most influential element for good teamwork is trust. When trust goes up, fear goes down; and vice versa. When people work and play nice together, it means that there is high trust in the group.

Hiring A Veteran Will Be The Best Business Decision You Make

Jessica Glazer | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Business
Jessica Glazer

Some military vets have seen more in their lifetime then we ever will. To the university grad, the buzzwords teamwork, leadership, loyalty and attention to detail are just that -- buzz words. To the military vet, it's what defines them.

Trudeau Shows Leadership With Cabinet Picks

Jay Rosenzweig | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Jay Rosenzweig

From a talent acquisition and recruitment point of view, one thing is quite clear: Justin Trudeau is off to a good start. Over the more than quarter century that I've been vetting and recommending candidates for leadership roles in global companies, I've learned that actions indeed speak louder than words, symbolism matters, diverse points of view should be promoted, and a strong team trumps a strong individual all the time.

What Trudeau Will Need to Become a Great Leader

Marcia Sirota | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Marcia Sirota

I'm hoping that Mr. Trudeau will surround himself with the best and brightest of the Liberal Party, and with a combination of intelligence, character and willingness to learn, as well as their guidance, he'll grow into the great leader that this country needs and deserves.

Creating a Corporate Charter Can Keep Employees Happy

Steve Titus | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Business
Steve Titus

A strong corporate culture is the DNA of any organization. From physical office space to the way colleagues at all levels interact in an organization, the highest performing cultures are ones that empower employees to learn from their mistakes and grow.

Volkswagen's Corporate Leadership Needs Re-Engineering

Ivey Business School | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Business
Ivey Business School

The essence of good risk management is asking appropriate questions and getting truthful answers. And so, if a CEO doesn't make it clear that he expects unethical behaviour to be outed by managers asking tough questions, then it probably won't be outed. This clearly didn't happen at Volkswagen.

Canadian Leaders Must Work to Eradicate HIV and Hepatitis C

National Partners in Canada's HIV Response | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Politics
National Partners in Canada's HIV Response

So, what can we do? We have seen tremendous success in other countries: setting clear goals and targets has been key to slowing the HIV epidemic and beginning to envision how we might end this ongoing public health crisis. The goals set by the global community are attainable -- science is on our side. What's needed is good policies and programs, taken to scale.

How Canadian Women Are Building Successful Online Businesses

Andrea Stairs | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Business
Andrea Stairs

Just in time for small business month, I wanted to share these stories of entrepreneurs you might not know, but who are all harnessing online commercial opportunities to build thriving businesses and making their mark on the Canadian economy.

This Woman Wants to Shake Up the Male-Dominated Trades Industry

Kristen Marano | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Business
Kristen Marano

At an increasingly vocal time to achieve gender equality in business, Mandy Rennehan is an inspiring leader to follow. Rennehan, 39, is the founder and CEO of Freshco, the first full-service, on-call retail maintenance provider in Canada and the Eastern United States, servicing clients like Apple, Nike and Restoration Hardware. Rennehan recently ranked 25 of 100 Canadian top female entrepreneurs.

Fathers Should Be the Heroes Who Empower Their Daughters

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Business

I believe that EVERY father has a vital responsibility to ensure that, from their very earliest years, his daughters believe that they can succeed in whatever they want to do in life. And that they, too, have the same rights and privileges and opportunities as their brothers.

There Is No 'One-Size Fits All' for Successful Global Management

Marie-Therese Claes | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada Business
Marie-Therese Claes

The biggest challenge facing business today is how to tackle the complications brought by an increasingly globalized and technologically advanced world. In the last decade the ways in which we produce and consume goods, and how we interact with each other have changed.

What I Learned From My Summer Job at SHAD 2015

Sarena Dharshi | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Alberta
Sarena Dharshi

Although the friends, connections and lessons gained through SHAD stay with you long after the program, it's supposed to be one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. I am one of the lucky few who got a second chance to experience it, albeit through a different perspective.

Hooking Up With Leadership Lessons From Ashley Madison

Ivey Business School | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Business
Ivey Business School

It is generally assumed that aversion to risk is one of the biggest obstacles to Canadian innovation, but only 10 per cent of Canadian businesses are truly risk averse. The big issue is apparently an inability to align risk-taking with financial capacity -- rational risk-taking obviously involves being able to survive the potential negative consequences of your actions. And that's a key lesson buried in the aftermath of the hacker attack on the controversial Ashley Madison online affair service.

Surviving a Business Ethics Crisis

Mark Pastin | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Business
Mark Pastin

Many business crises -- whether it is the BP oil spill or the GM ignition switch -- escalate into ethics crises. What turns a business crisis into an ethics crisis is often an initial unwillingness to accept responsibility for the wrong actions. The public will judge this unwillingness to accept responsibility as a sign of poor ethics.

You Can't Rush Success In the Race to the Top

Kelly Lovell | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Business
Kelly Lovell

We create career expectations, relationship goals and five-year plans, all pressuring us to succeed within constrained periods of time. While I do believe that planning and having attainable goals is good practice, I feel our understanding and assessment of our personal success shouldn't be linked.

Meet the Millennial Executive

Lina Duque | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Business
Lina Duque

Abdullah Snobar is the executive director of Ryerson University's DMZ business incubator, ranked first in Canada and fifth in the world. That puts Snobar in charge of the downtown Toronto home to over 400 entrepreneurs and 50 employees.

How to Pursue Professional Happiness

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Nobody would argue that each of us are deserving of happiness. Most parents, despite layering on other expectations including self-sufficiency, want their children to be happy. But does happiness just happen or is it, indeed a pursuit?

Can Showcasing Your Failures Land You a Job?

Bobby Umar | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Business
Bobby Umar

Most successful people will concede that they've achieved their success because they understand that failure taught them how to succeed. We learn and grow from our failures. They teach us how to deal with adversity and disappointment, what it takes to achieve goals, and they give us an appreciation for the journey.

15 Signs You Have an Entrepreneur Mindset

Kelly Lovell | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Business
Kelly Lovell

True success of an entrepreneur comes not from their ideas, but from their inner mindset and character traits. It takes a certain type of leader to endure startup life and persevere past the hurdles that will inevitable lay ahead in their efforts to inspire disruption or bring a new innovation to life.

The Search for the Next Twitter CEO Requires a Disciplined Process

Jay Rosenzweig | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Business
Jay Rosenzweig

The departure of Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo opens up new and exciting opportunities for the microblogging social network. Twitter is falling behind its social media competitors in attracting new users and keeping users active. The time is right for a new CEO and both investors and Twitter users are wondering what's next for the company, and what the next permanent CEO might look like.

Try This Novel Approach to Business Reading

Jen Lawrence | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Business
Jen Lawrence

As a business writer, people often ask me what books they should read to become better leaders. For years, my answer has been the same: read good fiction. If you want to learn how people think and behave, read a novel, a short story, or a play. Think of how effective we could be as leaders if we used our understanding of people to better empathize with our employees, clients, and boards.