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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…

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…

What is success?

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By Catherine Morgan, Executive Advisor, PEO As time passes and we transition through life’s stages, we all inevitably ask ourselves the big question. Are we being successful?  What is success anyway? How can success in the work place be matched with personal relationships and family? Recently I had the opportunity to speak with a group of amazing women about success and all its intricacies.  The venue was a breakfast for Women in Leadership…

Delving Deeper and Deeper

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As Rick Spence wrote in the National Post: “As a result, PEO is delving further into the internal culture-development business than most of its competitors

Riding the Wave of Success, then the environment shifts

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What needs to happen within an organization to ensure its people are enabled -- and capable of executing? Why does most execution fail? Execution’s problems have yet to be resolved successfully in North America because synergies between Vision, Strategy and Execution remain a primary business challenge.

From CA to CEO

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For CAs, it’s only natural to wonder what it might take to become a CEO. But there’s no map for getting to the top. Chief executives rise through organizations in many roles and with a multitude of backgrounds. That said, a CA designation can definitely advance your prospects when the opportunity arises.

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.

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

In 2010 It’s Business as Unusual

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Chasing money is no longer the best way to preserve a business’ future. To stay in the game, business competitors must also stay ahead of the game -- by making ideas their top priority
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