Influence Employees

How to Find Commonality to Influence Employees

During a talk for CAFE (the Canadian Association of Family Enterprises) I made the comment that if you’re finding it difficult to motivate those around you to have the same ambition and energy you do, there’s a good chance that it’s not them, it’s you. The most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders are influential, and… Read More…

Empower Your Employees

Are You Empowering Your Employees?

Today’s employees have the highest level of education to ever enter the workforce. Are you evolving your working environment to capitalize on these higher levels of knowledge and talent? If not then you are missing out on the single greatest competitive advantage that you have. When you consider the education and demands of employees today… Read More…

5 Rules of Effective Leadership

5 Rules of Effective Leadership

During the past 20 years I have managed numerous diverse teams across several industries and sectors. There has been one common thread I have dealt with amongst each of these teams: Frustration. The continuing progression of technology has lead to increasing quantities of information to be shared, reviewed and critiqued. It would appear that “more… Read More…

Employee Retention

The Great Depression

As of this writing the global economy, specifically the North American economy is booming according to all indications. What’s interesting is that as the economy grows so too does employment rates; in turn creating more opportunities for employees. I challenge you to walk two blocks down any city street and not stumble across a help… Read More…

Grow Your Business on a Budget

Grow Your Business on a Budget

I’ve yet to encounter a CEO, president or business owner who isn’t constantly considering ways in which they can grow their business. When I ask what types of initiatives they are considering, the responses tend to focus on applying what has worked in the past rather than what might work today. The most common approaches… Read More…

Why Employee Buy-In is a Perception

Why Employee Buy-In is a Perception

This past week I spoke to a group of financial leaders at their annual retreat. The group was preparing to introduce changes in how they pursued and achieved their annual objectives at the branch level and our discussions in particular centred around how to obtain buy-in from their employees. The key message we discussed was that… Read More…

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