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The Consequences of High Performance While Sleep Deprived

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From Cleveland Clinic experts – PEO’s Educational Health Partner https://my.clevelandclinic.org/canada   Almost every entrepreneur understands the impact and importance of regular exercise and a healthy diet on overall performance. However, when it comes to sleep, many fail to make it a priority. This happens, in part, because the consequences of sleep deprivation are not as widely known. So what happens to your body when you don’t…
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The Best Leaders Have Great Mentors

By Leon Goren On June 6th, 2018, Michael Sonnenfeldt spoke to PEO’s Leadership Community about his book Think BIGGER and its key insights for Business Leaders. Sonnenfeldt is the founder and chairman of TIGER21, the premier peer-to-peer learning network for high-net-worth first-generation wealth creators in North America, Switzerland, and London. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, philanthropist and author. I highly recommend reading…
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Creating and Sustaining a "REAL" High Performance Team

By Leon Goren There are numerous articles speaking to the definition and characteristics of high performance Executive Teams. You won’t see me disagree with the necessity for trust and accountability; however, I thought  I would be a little more succinct in suggesting a few characteristics of these teams and how they operate to retain such a title. Lead By Example The leader must set the acceptable behaviors of the team and abide…
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Unleashing your Power of Persuasion

By Leon Goren I recently had an opportunity to listen to Dr. Robert Cialdini speak in Arizona. He was fantastic and left us with a number of things to consider that he referred to as the Principles of Ethical Influence. He defines this as ‘the ethical use of influence by being honest, maintaining integrity, being a detective, and not a smuggler or burglar’. Below I try to summarize 6 of his principles to exercising influence: Reciprocation…
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Moral Courage begins with the Leader of the Organization

By Leon Goren On February 15th, 2018, Leanne Nicolle, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Toronto and the former Executive Director of the Canadian Olympic Foundation spoke to us at Presidents of Enterprising Organizations. For those that don’t recognize Leanne’s name – she was the one responsible for filing a complaint against the former Canadian Olympic Committee’s president for sexual harassment that led to a formal investigation…
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3 Tips to help you realize your New Year’s Resolution or any of your Goals and Objectives

By Leon Goren How are you doing on those New Year Resolutions? We’re now three weeks into the New Year and for many of you, those resolutions have already been swept under the carpet. Old habits are difficult to change and yet we all understand that continuing to do what we’ve done in the past, provides us with a high degree of probability of achieving the same results. This year I want to encourage you to try something different. I’d…
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Fearless and thriving in an Age of Acceleration

For most of us catching our breath on the speed train of change, this title may sound impossible. But I truly believe there has never been a greater time of promise and potential!   This is especially true after the 2017 PEO conference where we heard from incredible speakers about the realities and exciting possibilities for the future of work. We spent three days examining all areas affecting our world and some of the findings have…
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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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