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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…

Overcome Common Leadership Challenges

How to Overcome Common Leadership Challenges

I interact weekly with business owners and executives. One thing I’ve gleaned from these interactions is that despite the company size, industry, market, geographic location or history there are similarities between the challenges individuals in a leadership role face. The most common leadership challenges include: Competing priorities Balancing time between family and work Lack of… Read More…

Why Your Approach to Leadership Needs to Change

Why your Approach to Leadership Needs to Change

I spoke to a group of business professionals last week on the distinctions in preferences between different generations. You’ve likely heard some of the key differences highlighted in the past like the differences between a baby boomer’s preference for stability and predictability in their job versus a millennial’s preference for variety and autonomy.  These generational… Read More…