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Can the US and European Politicians save the Global Economy?

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I had the opportunity this morning to attend the 2011 Economic Outlook presented by the Economic Club of Canada. Some of Canada’s top economists were on the panel. There were a number of key messages that were heard loud and clear from all 5 Economists. Some key MESSAGES that as executives we should contemplate in our strategic thinking of both our organizations and personal wealth management. Warren Jestin, Chief Economist, Scotiabank suggested…

Congratulations, CFO. —you now own a CEO!

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Now that he’s arrived in your life, what do you do with him or her? CEOs, without a strong amount of training, can be unruly, undisciplined and prone to making choices without the proper guidance. They are a sought after breed, in demand at most times but difficult to keep in check, in part due to their admirable qualities. This is where the CFO’s background, outlook and training shine. With a little bit of firm direction, a CEO can be a pleasant…

Fierce Conversations: 'the work of a leader'

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Fierce Conversations are the work of a leader; the path to success is one conversation at a time.

Calling all women -- to the boardroom!

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Are women changing the business landscape as they have changed academia? Women appear to have the monopoly in the classroom. They are dominating not only as students, but as teachers in a surprising range of industries, including healthcare and accounting.

Three Things: my Globe and Mail ROB column

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Leon Goren Column on Three Things in the Globe and Mail "Your Business" section

What is success? Is it about control—or letting go?

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Control? or letting go? It’s a question business leaders often struggle to define: what really is success? The great humanitarian Albert Schweitzer defined it best by saying that success is not “the key to happiness.”

The management secrets of Lennon and McCartney

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Finding the Fab Four within your own organization is easier than you think… With the Beatles Rock Band video game firmly ensconced in the world’s living rooms, their CDs remastered and plans for John Lennon’s 70th birthday celebration growing worldwide, John, Paul, George and Ringo are more prominent and successful than ever. An important reason the Beatles were so adored and attracted worldwide attention long after breaking up is that they…

PEO hosts from 'recession to recovery' with Scotiabank's chief economist

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This is the value of networking…you can spend an hour with Warren Jestin and your peers and not only learn what you could never derive from reading a dry report but you can also hear other leaders to react and process the information. This is the value of networking: you are not alone. You are in a room with representatives of companies like Sodexho, the international services giant; like Drake International, the global placement specialist. There…

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.
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