Category: In Our Opinion

Know Your Audience: Plan to Turn Opportunities into Success
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Know Your Audience: Plan to Turn Opportunities into Success

Know Your Audience: Plan to Turn Opportunities into Success Opportunity Several years ago, a close business colleague gave me some very good advice on opportunity. I wanted to launch a critical workplace program, but was struggling to score some facetime with my executive sponsors. I felt these sponsors weren’t giving me the opportunity to move...

Minimum Wage Increases and its Impact
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Minimum Wage Increases and its Impact

Minimum wage will be rising in Ontario, and with that comes rising costs. Some suggest that we will actually be putting more spending dollars into consumers’ pockets and spurring more spending. Whatever the outcome, there will be a direct hit to overhead costs, even if spending will bring in more money at the till. To...

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Connecting With Everything DiSC

Connecting With Your Audience Now that you’ve developed a plan on how to execute an idea, you need to connect with your audience. An effective way to do this is through Everything DiSC, a great suite of tools designed to help learners discover their own priorities as well as the priorities of others. The Everything...

Focus: Managing our Most Valuable Resources
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Focus: Managing our Most Valuable Resources

Time We’ve all heard the expression “Time is money”. In fact, many of us would argue that time is more precious, maybe even our most valuable resource. Like managing money, learning to spend your time wisely can lead to success, health and even increased happiness. We work in an environment where we struggle for time...

A Recipe for a CEO’s Success
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A Recipe for a CEO’s Success

A Recipe for a CEO’s Success Seventeen. That’s the number of people it can take to serve-up one meal at a five-star restaurant. Their focus: to deliver an impeccable experience, one meal at a time. And like the Nonna in the Ikea Canada kitchen commercial, the head chef will approve the sauce while everyone waits...

Defining Success…
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Defining Success…

Sunday morning. As I watch the sun climb into the cloudless blue sky, I sit back and reflect, coffee in one hand, iPhone in the other. A morning like many other, and surely, another day I will treat like all the days that have passed before it. Today, I tell myself, will be different. Today,...

The Why, What and How of Training that Yields High Results: Telling the Story
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The Why, What and How of Training that Yields High Results: Telling the Story

There are many reasons why companies invest in training their staff. Among these are the more obvious from the organization’s perspective: to increase employees’ sense of value and motivation; to develop a succession plan by providing staff with essential skills to take on more senior roles; and to reduce attrition by providing opportunities for growth...