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…

Empowering Employees

Are You Empowering Your Employees?

Today’s employees have more education then any other previous workforce. Are you empowering employees to capitalize on this higher education? If not, you’re missing out on a significant competitive advantage. Your people. Although it may not seem like a big deal, when you consider todays employee needs to stand out as an individual, to openly… 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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