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January 2019 Economic Assessment & Predictions for the Year Ahead

As we enter the third week of January, many Experts, Economists, Analysts, and Wealth Managers have been up and down in regard to what is truly happening in today’s financial markets and our economy. It was only a few weeks ago, on Christmas eve, that the overall sentiment was extremely negative. Many of the indices had crossed into bear territory. There was talk of a looming recession on the horizon in 2019, and yet three weeks later the…
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Take the time to reflect, re-energize and reset as a means to accelerate toward your Life's Goals.

As we look out to 2019 and beyond, and we focus on the demands being placed on us as leaders, on our people in our organizations and on our communities, we can sense that there is a storm coming. “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” As quoted from Howard Ruff. This past year, we nudged our Leaders in the PEO Community to become Resilient and to succeed in business and in life – to be able to adapt well to volatility, uncertainty,…
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Resilience Imperative II – Expanding the Conversation to understand the importance of developing your Resilience both Personally and Professionally

Over the last few months, I’ve heard the same questions posed many times: “Why is this Industrial Revolution any different from the previous three, where human kind had gone on to create more wealth and prosperity globally? Will this 4th Industrial Revolution not result in the same outcome?” My definite answer is: “No – this time is very different, and if anything, we must be working on developing our resilience to be able to adapt to…
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The Resilience Imperative

When life throws you and/or your organization a curveball - what happens? With the increasing global risk of economic and political disruption, the speed of technology advancement, the tightening of the employment landscape in the short term, and normal complexity of challenges faced in businesses – how are you as a leader preparing to embrace uncertainty and use adversity to tackle those challenges and succeed? Welcome to the year 2018,…
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The Importance of the Coach – Lessons from the Field

I recently celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary in France, and we were lucky enough to be in Paris when France won the World Cup. I couldn’t believe the incredible amount of people swarming the Champs-Élisées from all directions in celebration of their country’s achievements. This experience led me to explore the phenomenon of the World Cup that takes over the hearts and minds of so many nations. This year’s tournament has been especially…
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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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