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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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5 Best Ways to Safeguard Your Joints as You Age

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From Cleveland Clinic experts - PEO's Educational Health Partner https://my.clevelandclinic.org/canada   If you’re like most people, you don’t think much about your joints until they start complaining. But your joints deserve attention long before they cause continuous discomfort. Prevention really is the best medicine. Here are five tips for safeguarding your joints as you age:   Quit smoking Smoking and tobacco…
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3 Tips to help you realize your New Year’s Resolution or any of your Goals and Objectives

By Leon Goren How are you doing on those New Year Resolutions? We’re now three weeks into the New Year and for many of you, those resolutions have already been swept under the carpet. Old habits are difficult to change and yet we all understand that continuing to do what we’ve done in the past, provides us with a high degree of probability of achieving the same results. This year I want to encourage you to try something different. I’d…
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Fearless and thriving in an Age of Acceleration

For most of us catching our breath on the speed train of change, this title may sound impossible. But I truly believe there has never been a greater time of promise and potential!   This is especially true after the 2017 PEO conference where we heard from incredible speakers about the realities and exciting possibilities for the future of work. We spent three days examining all areas affecting our world and some of the findings have…
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Do Seasoned Leaders Need a Younger Mentor?

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By Leon Goren Continuous and active learning is crucial for the overall success and growth of a leader. Especially in this world where everything is changing at a rapid pace. I think we all know this to be true. But is it possible to learn from someone younger? Well, I sure did!   Millennials have been a trending topic in the mainstream media and in our own work places, as PEO members. We recognize that millennials are not just the majority…
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Eight skills to foster innovation

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by Leon Goren Lots of leaders say they want their employees to "think outside the box" and be creative and innovative. But many organizations don't take the steps needed to make that happen. Companies need to, though, since fostering a culture of innovation produces exponential growth that every business must seek. Here are key skills that will produce growth: Be a discovery-driven leader – Those who drive innovation within their organizations…
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Are you a discovery or delivery-driven leader?

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by Leon Goren “If you want to grow through innovation you need to think differently and act differently.” That’s one insight Hal Gregersen shared at one of our annual PEO conferences. Hal drew a distinction between discovery-driven and delivery-driven leaders. Innovation and growth come from the discovery-driven leader. Those who drive innovation within their organizations spend four months a year in discovery. They focus on mastering…
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Putting value on a network.

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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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