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Are you a discovery or delivery-driven leader?

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by Leon Goren “If you want to grow through innovation you need to think differently and act differently.” That’s one insight Hal Gregersen shared at one of our annual PEO conferences. Hal drew a distinction between discovery-driven and delivery-driven leaders. Innovation and growth come from the discovery-driven leader. Those who drive innovation within their organizations spend four months a year in discovery. They focus on mastering…
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Putting value on a network.

by Leon Goren No one can build a great business alone. And anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to themselves. Whether you are a leader of a small business or an established industry player, having access to high-quality objective advice enhances both the leader’s and organization’s odds of success. I know this because without a network I would not have been able to expand and enhance the value of PEO. When we connect with a diverse…
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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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Presidents of Enterprising Organization (PEO) Appoints New Executive Advisor

Toronto, Ontario, February 25, 2016 – Presidents of Enterprising Organizations (PEO), today announced the appointment of Ron Rubinoff as Executive Advisor in the GTA. As Canada’s leadership and performance organization, PEO provides its Leadership Community with a unique and integrated suite of programs, services and networks designed to support, cultivate and accelerate its members’ leadership excellence to achieve great impact through the…
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The Real Estate Market - Continuing Boom or Ultimate Bust?

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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