Leadership.

Why Being An A**hole Costs Money

Ivey Business School | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Business
Ivey Business School

Even visionary company founders need lots of help navigating the road to success. And that help includes everyone from the suppliers who influence product profitability to the financial backers who dictate a start-up's ownership distribution. And it is no secret that these critical partners dislike doing business with jerks -- even visionary jerks.

How To Get An Interview With Google

Saeed Selvam | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

Today's most innovative companies are changing the world because they don't just think different, they hire different. Google is at the very helm of this paradigm shift in how company's hire and are setting the gold standard in not just work-life balance, but recruiting.

So You Think You've Got What It Takes To Be A Leader?

Lianne Castelino | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Parents
Lianne Castelino

Too often these days, in my opinion, parents seem to be ill-equipped, nervous about, not-inclined to, act like true leaders of their children. This is not about a dictatorship or any kind of authoritarian rule. This is about parents having the confidence in their ability to lead their children.

Why We Should Thank Enron's Former Chief Financial Officer

Ivey Business School | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Business
Ivey Business School

The fact is, many good people -- too many -- fall into the trap of simply accepting that it is appropriate to use technicalities and loopholes to break the principles behind rules when they think they can get away with it or if someone else says they can get away with it. And that's how we lead to scandal upon scandal in the worlds of finance and politics.

Businesses Need To Focus On People, Not Culture

Ryan Spong | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Business
Ryan Spong

Like society, a company's success depends on a culture that is created and cared for by its people. We know this and yet sometimes this fact gets lost. At the companies I'm involved in, we feed people, but we're actually about building culture. There is no better way to bring people together than breaking bread. Culture is not a something, or a someplace, it's not even a someone -- it's the shared space between.

How The Arts Saved My Life

Crisy Buck | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Living
Crisy Buck

To be honest, I don't remember the specifics of what I learned about Mozart, Baryshnikov and Rembrandt. What I remember, though, is how it gave me the coping mechanisms to get through the worst parts of my childhood: poverty, severe bullying, an absent father, an abusive boyfriend with an addiction problem. Now that I'm a mother myself, I continue to pull from the lessons I learned through the arts, which gave me the strength to escape, to strive and to create a better life for myself and my daughter.

You Are The Sum Of Your Experiences

Judy Mann | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Business
Judy Mann

I am proud of where I am today and who I have become. I am the result of all of my experiences -- the good, the bad, and the not so good. And, I wouldn't go back and change a thing. So, to those that I have worked with, worked for, and known throughout that almost 40 years of workplace experience, thank you. You are part of my whole.

5 Career Hacks That Earned Me A Call From The White House

Saeed Selvam | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

I was stunned, but collected myself to answer the call. We spoke for an hour and within days I was providing policy advice to not just the president's office, but Vice President Biden's team as well. The key takeaways from my interaction with the White House can help you no matter what your career.

8 Leadership Tips To Master Team Management

Saeed Selvam | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

The art of leadership resides in a leader's ability to communicate a clear vision to his/her staff. The well being of their employees in the modern economy is paramount to organizational success and there can be chaotic repercussions if this is ignored. So how can you be in control of the narrative when it comes to your team, if you're the last to know that your employees have issues, or worse, that those issues are with you? Let's find out.

How To Decide On A New Business Idea

Saeed Selvam | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

Let's start with your motivation or your "fire." Why do you want to start a business? Opportunities to make money are endless, especially online, but don't dive into a venture unless you know you have the grit, knowledge and will to do so.

Are You Asking The Right Questions?

Judy Mann | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Business
Judy Mann

When you need information or want to build a relationship with a client, colleague, team member, manager or stakeholder, it is really all about the questions you ask, how much you let the other person talk and how you listen.

Dear B.C. NDP, Please Get Your S**t Together

Sarah Miller | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

I have seen far too many supporters jump ship lately and the party that we know and love is fading into this mishmash of right and left policies, glazed over by a negative opposition tunnel vision that is getting us nowhere, fast. So please... listen to the people, build a strong platform and be the leaders this province so desperately needs.

Mulcair Must Prove He Can Learn From Past Mistakes

Dan Harris | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Dan Harris

If Tom gets dumped on Sunday, I'll join that chorus because I can't think of anything more Liberal than filling our leader's back with knives, then throwing him under the bus. We will still be left with all the structural problems Tom inherited along with a host of new ones. I believe we need to be focused on fixing our party, on democratizing the crafting of our platform, on reconnecting our movement to our party, on weaning the central campaign off our riding rebates so we can effectively build riding associations and campaigns that can compete locally with the other parties.

We Need To Learn To Engage In Difficult Conversations

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

Most of us gravitate to those who agree with us rather than investigating alternate ways of thinking about things. It will be difficult to give up those conspiracy websites where one can share information with like-minded people, rather than conversing with those who might challenge our views.

Your First Impression Starts On Social Media

Judy Mann | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Business
Judy Mann

Not that many years ago the first time you were seen by other professionals and colleagues was in an interview, the first day on a new job or in a social setting. Now, it is common for people to Google you or find you on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to gather up a first impression of who you are before job interviews, as your new position in a company has been announced, or after hearing about you from someone.

6 Ways To Influence Decision Makers

Saeed Selvam | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

There comes a point in your career when you may want to flex your persuasive muscle, it could be the quest for a promotion or establishing your public brand. Whether you're a student or a senior level executive, competition is fierce and there's never been a greater time to get noticed and be heard.

Motivation And Reflection Can Come From Unexpected Sources

Judy Mann | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Living
Judy Mann

Who hasn't looked at their fortune in their fortune cookie and thought, "Yes, that's exactly what I needed to read today!" Or you see a tweet that gets you going when the going is tough.

Stop Avoiding The Post-Mortem: It's All Down To 3 Simple Questions

Judy Mann | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Business
Judy Mann

You've already taken the time to plan and execute the activity and it's over, so why bother? Whether it's a major project or event, a product launch or an announcement, a digital media campaign or an issues management plan, a post-mortem is important to demonstrate success as well as learning.

The Rise Of Feminine Leadership

Paula Pyne | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Living
Paula Pyne

I believe that we're at a pivotal time in our history, where we get to rewrite the script to create a better world. A vision of a World that is kinder, supportive and compassionate, by embracing and embodying the feminine as a guide to becoming familiar with who we already are. As we become familiar with who we already are, we become gentler versions of ourselves and gentler on others. We all have a role to play.

3 Ways To Build Yoga Principles Into Your Work Life

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Yoga practice is as much about the mind, as it is about the body. The ritual of opening your practice with a dedication, moving through poses with intention and finally, finishing with gratitude is familiar to most who practice but here's we how could bring these concepts to the workplace.

How To Receive Feedback That Empowers You At Work

Judy Mann | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Business
Judy Mann

Wherever it comes from, whomever it comes from, we have to believe that the feedback is coming from a good place to help us be the best that we can be. Even in times of challenging, difficult-to-hear feedback, there are messages that need to be heard and understood.

Leaders Ditch Jargon For Words That Influence And Inspire

Bart Egnal | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Business
Bart Egnal

Today virtually every workplace and every profession is awash in jargon. And like never before, people are fed up. Yet even those who condemn and loathe jargon are quick to say in the same breath that they couldn't possibly get away without using it.

What The Raptors Taught Me About Winning And Losing In Business

Jessica Knox | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Business
Jessica Knox

I started watching the Raptors, this year more than ever. As I watched DeRozan shoot, Scola rebound and Biyambo block and night after night, it hit me like a ton of bricks. This game (and every other, I'm sure) is ripe with lessons on how to make an impact in business.

The Rest Of The World Needs A Backup Plan If Trump Wins

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

Building progress and trust, as the U.S. did, takes a long time to accomplish far more than constructing a building. But Trump will help destroy such progress if he is elected as the president of the United States. All the respect and admiration the world used to have towards this great country will vanish into thin air.

Leadership Lessons We Can All Learn From Trudeau

Rana Sarkar | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Rana Sarkar

Before being elected to Parliament, PM Trudeau spent time working as a teacher, a non-profit leader, a bouncer at a B.C. night-club, a snow board instructor -- along with side gigs such as starring in CBC TV movie The Great War. Far from being a disqualifier, it's his varied past and the skills he developed through it, that might make him an effective leader at a moment of disruptive change. His success will be not in spite of his past, but because of it.