Millennials in the Workplace

Simon Sinek speaking about Millennials in the Workplace today.         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MC2X-LRbkE

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What are some qualities of a good leader?

A leader gains true authority from respect for his/her exemplary character and integrity. The leader, therefore, should “walk the talk” so as to earn the legitimacy to have responsibility for and over others. Both a business and its employees reflect the qualities of their leader, so if the leader makes honest and ethical behavior a [...]

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The Cost of Bad Hiring Decisions Runs High

 If you ever wonder why companies take so long in deciding which candidate to hire for a particular position, consider this: the cost of selecting the wrong person can run into the hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, not to mention the potential negative impact to a company’s morale and productivity. The Harvard [...]

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Want Your Employees to Work Harder? Show a Little Empathy

  Empathizing with your employees could be what your business needs to be more successful, a new study suggests. Research from Businessolver, a supplier of employee benefits services, revealed that employees are more likely to want to work for an employer whose leaders understand their employees’ feelings. Moreover, employees will also work harder for those organizations, [...]

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Navigating Through Leadership Transitions

  Navigating transitions is not something you do only for the organization, it is something you do for yourself. As such, you need to take charge of developing the skills you need to periodically reinvent and realign yourself with environmental changes. One key is to dedicate yourself to becoming a student of leadership throughout your [...]

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10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about talent, only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected talent departures. With all the emphasis on leadership development, I always find it interesting so many companies seem to struggle with [...]

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5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don’t

Purpose is the one thing all great leaders have in common. The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and [...]

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Tips on Keeping a Family Business Going

Surviving across generations is daunting for a family business, especially the older the company gets. Meghan Juday is part of a fourth-generation survivor, Ideal Industries Inc., in Sycamore, Ill. In multiple roles, she has had to help mediate many sensitive matters in a company involving 50 family members and 1,500 employees. But perhaps the touchiest [...]

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Maximize the Equity Value of your Business – Oct 15, 2015

People First Solutions, Shirlaws and Business Development Bank of Canada in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development Employment and Infrastructure Ministry of Research and Innovation, is presenting in Toronto on October 15th, 2015 at 8 am on How to Maximize the Equity Value of Your Business.  To register please click here or see below for details.

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The Art of Letting Go, Comfortably and Profitably

Letting Go of the Business Isn’t Easy I often ask business owners when they plan to retire. The most frequent answers are “never”, “I haven’t thought about it” or “I will never retire; I like to work.” Is your answer one of the above? If it is, it’s a commendable answer. It shows your dedication [...]

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