Leadership.

How To Create A Magnetic Leader

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

Whether you are a man or a woman, you have both masculine and feminine energy in you. Your job is to coax these energies out, embrace them and express yourself through them. Both men and women have been socialized to believe that it is all about proficiency, but as we've seen, the results of competent individuals, who are not considered likeable, can be viewed as subpar.

How To Find And Utilize Your Organization's Hidden Leaders

Darren Gibbons | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Business
Darren Gibbons

When we think of leaders, we often think of strong Type-A personalities that can motivate change and lead with a commanding presence. What is overlooked however, is the behind the scene players that are often taking on valuable leadership responsibilities without the spotlight or recognition. While

Tips For Attracting Intrapreneurs To Your Organization

Sonia Desrosiers | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Business
Sonia Desrosiers

More and more executives are required to work with greater independence and/or direct satellite teams. To fulfill these roles, companies increasingly seek intrapreneurs, or entrepreneurs who will perform within a large organization as they would within an independent company in order to establish an entity.

Canada Welcomes The Return Of Liberal Democracy

Henry Mintzberg | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada
Henry Mintzberg

Now Justin Trudeau is defining Canada, at home and abroad. But of course, Canada has defined Justin Trudeau. Can we imagine anyone who is more quintessentially Canadian, in his open, compassionate, and thoughtful style; and thoroughly bilingual, to boot?

How Your Organization Can Be Responsive To Change

Nectarios Economakis | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Business
Nectarios Economakis

How do organizations rise up and then dominate their markets for extended periods of time? In hindsight, the past 10 years has been an incredible period of innovation and disruption. New players have successfully competed against larger and more resource rich incumbents.

What's Written All Over Your Face?

Deri Latimer | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada
Deri Latimer

Your face reflects the internal narrative that you allow to take up space in your brain. It mirrors the voice in your head. Have you tuned into yours lately?

5 Signs You Should Fire Your Client

Evan Thompson | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

The stress generated by unhealthy client relationships may eventually cause you to question your ability to run a business. If you don't value your skills, you may lose your resilience in the face of undue criticism, which can make you more vulnerable to being exploited.

Leaders Make Connections, Not Decisions

Lougheed Leadership | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Business
Lougheed Leadership

Contrary to common understanding, leadership is not principally about setting a clear direction and influencing a team to get moving. Rather, leadership is about creating the spaces where discovery and action can occur. We so often focus on the mechanics of leadership that we neglect the sense of vulnerability and empathy required to make sense of the world and to take appropriate action.

Is Your Organization Innovative Or Opportunistic?

Andrew Miller | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Business
Andrew Miller

We often associate taking risk and embracing failure as components of being innovative. However, both are components of being innovative and opportunistic. You can be opportunistic and still take risk. You can be opportunistic and still fail. The main difference is your approach.

Mentoring Others Can Empower Your Career

Mary Donohue | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Most of us are motivated by self-interest. That "self" might include your spouse and your children, or your parents and your extended family. Or it may just mean you. But you, like me, may want to make lots of money and create a better world for yourself and those you care about. You can do both.

Business Skills Can Help You Excel, Even At 10,000 Feet

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Business
Thomas Gelmi

I am writing this article on a return flight from Los Angeles, where I am currently participating in an exciting documentary movie project about coach...

Industry Insights From A 7 Year Old

Kelly Lovell | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Business
Kelly Lovell

As the end of the year comes to a close, industry leaders are already preparing for what's next and refining their 2016 strategies to stay on top of the market. With baby boomers retiring and millennials being the most studied generation to date, market leaders can gain insight from the next generation, Generation Z.

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone To Build Your Leadership Network

Lougheed Leadership | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Business
Lougheed Leadership

Effective approaches to leadership now goes beyond the specific qualities of an individual -- a set of objective characteristics, a formal position, or a status the individual possesses -- and into building relational practices and activities which invite sharing. In the 21st century, it's all about building interconnected communities.

Closing The Gender Apology Gap

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

Women have a habit of apologizing regardless of the situation. We over-apologize, and society expects it from us. Constantly saying "sorry" lowers our status, reduces our credibility and makes us seem like doormats.

The Skills Most Likely To Land You A Job In 2015

Peter Harris | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

Digital literacy is becoming essential for most jobs. Keeping up with the trends and technologies of how people communicate and share information is also essential for career success. Once upon a time, reading and writing were considered the basic skills for most jobs. Digital literacy has become the new literacy.

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.