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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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Reflections on the Member Retreat and Executive Conference

Back in Toronto after the Growth Through Innovation Member Retreat and Executive Conference, the PEO community is still on Cloud 9, in an elevated state because of the Nov. 28-30 weekend’s remarkable success. The Innovation Retreat at the Pillar and Post will live on for a long time in all participants’ memories. The speakers, who were incredibly insightful and compelling, were just one great part of the weekend; what occurred in the informal…
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Dr. Mike Roizen at the Granite Club: a long healthy life to all

Even superlatives can hardly do justice to Dr. Michael Roizen’s talk to nearly 90 PEO participants at the Granite Club last night. This celebrity author, recognized authority and best friend of Dr. Mehmet Oz, has it all: a shrewd take on a long and healthy life and the facts and research to back it up. He spoke to an enraptured crowd for more than 90 minutes and then responded to questions with humour and insight after that. It was truly a star-studded…
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Do you know Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies?

PROFIT 500 2013 Every year, PROFIT Magazine turns successful entrepreneurs into the heroes of Canadian business through its Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program. Now, to mark its 25th year, the ranking is expanding to celebrate 500 of Canada’s best and brightest companies. Do you know a company that might be a PROFIT 500 contender? If you have clients in any industry that have shown strong growth—50% or more—over the past five years,…
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Provoke Your Teams To Peak Performance

Wednesday October 17, 2012 - Wednesday October 17, 2012 5000 Yonge Street View Map Map and Directions | Register Description: 5 Steps to Rapidly Reach Peak Performance – a workshop designed to teach leaders how best to capture the heart, spirit and commitment of employees and teams to reach for peaks of performance. Only 23% of Canadian employees are truly engaged at work. The impact on employee productivity, customer experiences,…
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Enabling Leaders to Realize Their Potential

A Leaders Perspective — Your Quarterly Review by Leon Goren 4 Management Meetings that Enable a Winning Culture 1. The Daily Meeting – Translating priorities into action. These meetings are difficult to co-ordinate with teams that travel; however they are quick, no more than 5 minutes, and create an understanding among the team about the key priorities for the day and their importance to the organization. We find these meetings highly successful…
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Trailblazing a New Frontier in Leadership

Getting to “wow” in life is an important and life-long journey. From cradle to grave, humanity coupled with good health, ample wealth, a strong career and healthy relationships all contribute towards "time to success" or that important, "wow"! Realizing life's ambitions is dependent upon the pathway and time applied to getting there. Working towards this, however, has a finite trajectory and timeline relative to life timeline. Enterprising leaders,…

Three “Currently Successful” CEOs with 3 Very Similar Allocations of their Time

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CEO #1 45 to 55% - Development and working on strategy. 50% - Dedicated to their people. CEO #2 70% - Allocated to strategy, acquisitions, and market development. 30% - Dedicated to employee engagement and managing the board of directors. CEO #3 50% - Development and implementation of strategy. 50% - Dedicated to people/HR/Structure and process. How are you spending your time as the President and/or CEO? These stats above are very similar to what…
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