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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…

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…

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

You and your executive’s team’s attitudes and behaviour are affecting your organization’s performance – what a shocking surprise!

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I am very excited about our new partnership with AchieveBlue Corporation. In the past 18 months, we have worked more and more closely, culminating in our significant announcement this week to create the Executive Team Leadership Progra

PEO vs. CEO vs. YPO at the Empire Club

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For the first time in Toronto business history, PEO Founder Mark Rivers CEO’s John Wilson and YPO’s Shaun Francis appeared on the same platform and squared off before nearly 300 Toronto business leaders at the Empire Club.

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.
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