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

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…

Sitting at the foot of a master

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Rarely in business does one come across a mind that’s so strong that you know absolutely that what he or she does is something you could never do yourself – and that the thought processes and experience are so worthwhile that you ‘d like to hear them again. Spending a morning at our Eye on the Executive session with Guy Beaudin, Ph.D., senior partner at RHR International, was one such event

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.

PEO Pulse Results for February of 2010

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PEO is predicting that 2010 will be a year of economic growth that will bring many opportunities to investors, entrepreneurs, large corporations, and employees alike. We have pulled together the PEO Pulse Scorecard - a current reading of how the Business Leaders at PEO are thinking about their organization's future over the next 12 months.

In 2010 It’s Business as Unusual

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To attract long-term capital entrepreneurs must think explosively. Forget about counting chips, bold entrepreneurs who think about the future and guide their organizations there, win the round. For rising business leaders, developing a successful product idea is all about the time to take that risk properly, laying down the cards for dynamic innovation at the right time, when angel investors are eager to place their bets on you. ‘Dynamic innovation’ describes the entrepreneurial process of developing great ideas ...
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