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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.

When it Comes to Personal Branding You Are Your Most Sellable Product

Evan Thompson | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

The impressions we leave with people will usually determine our success or failure at engaging them further to create opportunities to enhance or restart our careers. Our handshake, ability to relate to others, the way we speak and dress and how we make others feel around us are all factors in the judgement process. They are also all factors that we have control over by establishing a strong personal brand.

8 Ways to Avoid Workplace Politics and Focus on Success

Evan Thompson | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

Few managers and workers are immune to gossip, bad-mouthing, having their ideas stolen or being set up by others who want their job or status. But it is possible to be respectful to your colleagues by staying neutral and staying focused on your performance instead of the politics that may surround you and your team.

Want to Get Ahead? Think Like a Boss

Natasha Koifman | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Business
Natasha Koifman

Entrepreneurs and business leaders believe in themselves. They trust their gut and act in accordance with what they know to be true. If you want to get ahead in your career, here are 10 things you can do to think like a boss that will help get you there faster.

Leadership Skills Learned From Cinderella

Jen Lawrence | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

In an era where women are still struggling to be recognized and paid for their leadership skills, it is a frustrating message that one's best shot at elevating her status is to wait patiently for opportunity to appear. Rather than sitting around waiting for a Fairy Godmother to magically deliver your next promotion, here are five movie-inspired steps you can take to prove you are a capable leader and elevate your status at work.

The Importance of Tackling Hopelessness

Simon Jackson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Impact
Simon Jackson

Why can't we seek a world where we rise to the occasion and confront our failings as a society? Why can't we demand better of ourselves and of our communities to create a place where all life is respected? Why can't the ingenuity of the human brain -- and limitlessness of the human heart -- foster a world where hope triumphs over hopelessness?

This Year's Oscars Proved We're All Role Models

Natasha Koifman | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Remember, you're not just sending information out into a void; you're sending it into a world where someone is going to receive it. When Patricia Arquette, John Legend and Julianne Moore took the stage on Sunday, they knew millions of people were watching. They showed us that we all have a voice and we can choose how we use it.

Nigerian and South African Crises Render Africa Rudderless

David Himbara | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Politics
David Himbara

Imagine Asia with both Japan and China in shambles. Or the Americas in which both the United States of America and Brazil are limping. Or Europe in which both Germany and France are in doldrums. The result would be political, intellectual, and economic vacuum. And that is the situation in Africa.

Business Leadership Lessons From the World's Best Mayor

Pam Ross | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Business
Pam Ross

Earlier this week, Naheed Nenshi, the Mayor of Calgary, Alberta, was awarded the 2014 "World Mayor Prize" by the World Mayors Foundation. I think every leader can learn from what Nenshi has done to reinvent civic government. Imagine an award for World's best business leader. Would you be a contender?

Why Vulnerability Leads to Great Leadership

Ivey Business School | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Business
Ivey Business School

Everybody knows it is important for leaders to show confidence and competence. But good leadership requires more than that. As management guru Jim Col...

How To Manage Introverts And Extroverts Together

Evan Thompson | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

It can be challenging to find the time to suggest to an employee that they either speak up or speak less. This individual approach can lead to resentment and further encourage behaviour that lies at opposite ends of the scale. A key thing to realize is that it would be uninspiring to lead a team where everyone was the same.

How To Use Mentoring As a Business Development Tool

Mary Donohue | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Mentoring is seen as the heated steering wheel in your next car. Nice to have but you could live without it. It's not airbags or anti-lock brakes of the business world. But it can be standard equipment, just as formerly high-end safety features are standard on the cheapest of cars.

Why a Corporation Should Invest in Building Credibility

Stephane Prud'homme | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Business
Stephane Prud'homme

The only constraint when a corporation decides to work on its credibility is the time, and in business, time is cash. People do not realize how long it could be to build a credibility sound enough to help them to get out of a crisis situation or to build a relationship with stakeholders. We often say that it takes years to build credibility and it takes hours to lose, and it is so true.

How to Deal With a Management Bully

Shirley Williams | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Business
Shirley Williams

Does your manager have the traits of a bully? You may be dealing with a Hirogen Manager, an organization's hunter that sees his or her employees as prey. Here is the test. Are the following quotes familiar to you?

A GM Director's Advice to Women in Business

Lina Duque | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada
Lina Duque

GM Board Director & former Ivey Dean Carol Stephenson tells women: "Know your why." The boardroom is Carol Stephenson's playing field. The veteran ...

10 Tips From a Millionaire

Alana Hurov | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Business
Alana Hurov

What does it take to become a millionaire? I posed that question to 52-year-old, self-made millionaire Bobby Genovese. With a net worth of over $200 million dollars, the venture capitalist seems like a pretty perfect person to offer up some valuable advice.

What No One Tells You About Pursuing Your Business Dream

Jordan Whelan | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Business
Jordan Whelan

We are a society who enjoys our comforts, living on a flat trajectory of cost of living increases and certainty. Somewhere along the line many of us stopped dreaming and pivoted to filling our brains with weekend countdowns, effectively rushing along our lives when all we have to work with is time.

Why You Should Turn Off Technology and Listen When People Talk

Mary Donohue | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Real work has to get done, and what are the costs if you don't spend time listening and communicating with your team? Well, the answer is that the costs are surprisingly high: rising levels of employee burnout, for starters. Burnout, our DMS indexing finds, is reflected in high engagement scores, which are accompanied by low value and low trust scores.

Jian Ghomeshi Is a Workplace Reminder that Character Should Trump Talent

Ivey Business School | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Business
Ivey Business School

Talent and commitment are important. But when assessing employees or potential employees, it is also critical to determine if they have the character required to be a good employee and strive to be an even better one. Overlooking bad behaviour is easy, especially when it involves top performers. But leadership is not supposed to be easy. With all due respect to anyone victimized in this case, this incident serves as a stark reminder of the risks that stem from ignoring character in the workplace.