Sitting at the foot of a master

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Rarely in business does one come across a mind that’s so strong that you know absolutely that what he or she does is something you could never do yourself – and that the thought processes and experience are so worthwhile that you ‘d like to hear them again. Spending a morning at our Eye on the Executive session with Guy Beaudin, Ph.D., senior partner at RHR International, was one such event

Top ten “Must Have” leadership thinking ideas for 2010

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It’s one month into 2010, and renovation has begun on the house of Canadian business – through the halls one can hear the hammer of new projects underway and the honk of opportunity outside. For some businesses, the recession may have darkened the corridors, but the sunny promise of financial gain is getting brighter and the market is picking up once again.

A spot at the top isn't the most comfortable seat

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The often unpredictable recession, lingering credit crisis and ensuing financial burden makes sitting pretty, pretty near impossible for business leaders.For many senior executives, stress is part of the job description. Some of the most common stressors can be the dread of downsizing, constant and fast-paced workloads and feelings of isolation.

PEO Pulse Results for February of 2010

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PEO is predicting that 2010 will be a year of economic growth that will bring many opportunities to investors, entrepreneurs, large corporations, and employees alike. We have pulled together the PEO Pulse Scorecard - a current reading of how the Business Leaders at PEO are thinking about their organization's future over the next 12 months.

In 2010 It’s Business as Unusual

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To attract long-term capital entrepreneurs must think explosively. Forget about counting chips, bold entrepreneurs who think about the future and guide their organizations there, win the round. For rising business leaders, developing a successful product idea is all about the time to take that risk properly, laying down the cards for dynamic innovation at the right time, when angel investors are eager to place their bets on you. ‘Dynamic innovation’ describes the entrepreneurial process of developing great ideas ...

PEO at the Ontario Economic Summit

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Scotia’s Jestin says March was the bottom: “We are on the road to recovery.” Recently PEO attended the Ontario Economic Summit in Niagara-on-the-Lake and attended Warren Jestin’s keynote speech covering his Ontario and Canada update. The high quality speakers at the Summit were almost too numerous to mention, with names like ...

War for talent? Culture saves the organization

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PEO President predicts victory belongs to the best culture It’s 2010 and the war for talent has broken out all over the business world. It’s been documented, discussed and dissected, as if it’s a fait accompli and it’s time for the armistice to be signed. “Today’s headhunters act like silent night raiders” says Leon Goren ...

Leadership = Connecting

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What is leadership? Is it the ability to get others to do what you want? That might have been the authoritarian model once upon a time—but it’s outmoded and doesn’t work now. Leadership today is about connecting—for the executive and for his or her network, both internally and externally. Success is not about command and control; it’s about who connects the most effectively ...
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