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Are you a giver, a taker or a matcher?

by Leon Goren Adam Grant, one of our previous speakers at the annual PEO conference, thinks that success in business depends heavily on your answer to this question: Are you a giver, a taker or a matcher? In other words, how do you approach interactions with people? Givers are others-focused and strive to be generous in sharing their time, energy and connections. Matchers believe in tit-for-tat and have relationships governed by an even…
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Want to build or regain your enthusiasm in life? Consider whether you are operating with a mental edge.

by Leon Goren Have you been around people who have a distinct hunger and fire to succeed?  These are folks for whom success is critical and there is absolutely no substitute.  One of the first things you realize about these people is that they have a tremendous amount of energy.  Their energy comes from devoting themselves to what excites them. I call it having a mental edge.  Mental edge means being fueled by excitement and purpose…
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Thinking about setting up an Advisory Board for you and your Company?

by Leon Goren I recently had a conversation with one of our members about the role a “dedicated” advisory board can play in assisting an owner and/or CEO leading a private business. I used the word “dedicated” because this is different than what we offer at PEO where both owners and leaders participate in shared advisory boards. The offering and expectations are quite different. I thought I would share some of our thinking below and…
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Senior Leaders Need Mentors Too

[by Leon Goren, connect on Twitter, @LeonGoren, follow on LinkedIn] “Lonely at the top” is a reality of success most leaders experience, yet very few discuss. It’s a very hard concept to grasp – after all, stakeholders look to leaders for strength, guidance and encouragement. There are those, be it employees or the first line management team, who conceptually understand the idea of “lonely at the top” but would never expect…
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Executives. A Risky Perspective on ROI, Plus

We're all aware of the overused 'return on investment', ROI, but as a CEO, an executive, have you ever considered your 'risk of incarceration'? What about the likelihood of that arising due to an inability to protect your company against cyber threats? If you're a Canadian company operating globally, or you're considering it, you'll want your c-suite, including your CTO and CIO, very aware of what's possible with today's ever-changing global cybersecurity…
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The Real Estate Market - Continuing Boom or Ultimate Bust?

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On February 11th, 2016, we teamed up with PEO Member and Real Estate Guru, Andrew Brethour, to gain his insights into the health of the Real Estate Market in 2016 and beyond. In his keynote address to the PEO Leadership Community, Andrew delivered key analytics and insights that were both eye opening and enlightening. As a value add, we would like to share Andrew Brethour’s presentation deck that outlines his predictions, their implications as…
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PEO's 2015 Annual Member Conference and Executive Retreat

Our three-day members-only executive retreat connects all of PEO’s members while providing a line-up of world renowned speakers, workshops, experiential activities and entertainment! Leading Under Pressure will be an event to remember. Enjoy a balance of executive networking opportunities and thought provoking presentations, coupled with fantastic food and an exquisite location. ATTENDANCE AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS LIMITED TO ACTIVE PEO MEMBERS…
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Leon Goren in the Globe and Mail: Leaders need to focus on solutions, not problems

This column is part of Globe Careers’ Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Read Leon's first article, "Eight skills leaders need to foster innovation", part of the Leadership Lab series. Leadership, an elusive quality, is clearly identifiable in those displaying it and seemingly missing from those struggling with it. One of the most important experts on achieving success…
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Leon Goren in the Globe and Mail writes LEADERSHIP LAB: Eight skills leaders need to foster innovation

The article below was originally published as part of Globe Careers’ Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at @Globe_Careers. Find all Leadership Lab stories at tgam.ca/leadershiplab LEADERSHIP LAB: Eight skills leaders need to foster innovation Lots of leaders say they want their employees to “think outside the box” and be creative and innovative. But many…
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Edelman Trust Barometer: Canada comes out positively

Written by Leon Goren, CA and Miguel Gonsalves How does it feel to live in Canada, the fourth most trusted country in the world, behind Germany, Sweden and Switzerland? And to live in a country whose products Americans trust, in an export friendly economy with a falling Canadian dollar? These findings, among many others, were revealed recently at the 14th annual Edelman Trust Barometer conference, held at the Royal Ontario Museum—and around the…
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