Posts by author: MarchFifteen

Surprising Developments In The Gender Gap – A Guest Blog by Sherry Cooper

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Often referred to as one of the most influential women in Canada, Dr. Sherry Cooper has a long list of accomplishments to her name, including being the first woman appointed Director of a Bay St. investment firm.  Recently, Dr. Cooper addressed “Surprising Developments in the Gender Gap” on her blog.  Although the gender gap in executive… Read more »

The Amazing Race Challenge – A Guest Blog by the Institute of Management & Innovation at University of Toronto, Mississauga

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Irene Wiecek, a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Associate Director of the Master of Management & Professional Accounting Program (MMPA) at the University of Toronto, Mississauga’s Institute of Management & Innovation, always believed that the program should not only focus on educating the future Accountants, but preparing the students to enter the workplace as well rounded members of… Read more »

Sharpen The Saw Of Your Sales Team

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At MarchFifteen we continuously keep on top of our clients’ business needs, listening to what is both said and not said.  Well, we have heard you, and naturally we are expanding our services to now include Sales Assessment and Development, led by our new Strategic Partner, Michael Ehling. Michael’s sales and coaching expertise in large… Read more »

The Emotional Aspects of Family-Owned Business Succession (Part 2) – A Guest Blog by Pierre Gauthier

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This is the second of three blogs written for MarchFifteen by our Strategic Partner, Pierre Gauthier, President of Gauthier-Murtada and Partners. Pierre has a wealth of experience working with Family Businesses and is used as a trusted advisor by many organizations in this domain. We appreciate his insights here at MarchFifteen. We also know businesses… Read more »

The Emotional Aspects of Family-Owned Business Succession (Part 1) – A Guest Blog by Pierre Gauthier

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This is the first of three blogs written for MarchFifteen by our Strategic Partner, Pierre Gauthier, President of Gauthier-Murtada and Partners. Pierre has a wealth of experience working with Family Businesses and is used as a trusted advisor by many organizations in this domain. We appreciate his insights here at MarchFifteen. We also know businesses and… Read more »

How Olympians Stay Motivated

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With the 2014 Olympics having reached a close, we often praise the physical training put into competing in such an event.  But beyond that, how much do we really think about what goes into the performance of the Olympians?  It’s easy to forget that the hard work of the athletes stretches far beyond physical efforts. … Read more »

The 70:20:10 Model – A Guest Blog by Phil LeNir

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There is more and more noise surrounding the 70:20:10 model in business. Not only limited to L&D but even in business. We recognize the dire need to engage talent and focus the efforts on development and growth. The discussions about how the model can be adjusted, applied, interpreted and embedded in the existing processes and… Read more »

Top Ten Skills Future Leaders Will Need to Master – A Guest Blog by Estelle Métayer

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It’s no secret that in today’s developing world we must confront new realities. Technology is advancing at epic speeds, allowing us to circulate information faster than ever. In turn, the economic landscape is changing, the way we communicate is transforming, and the way we do business needs to keep up with the pace. By outlining ten specific… Read more »

Reaching the Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Here’s more from Edyta’s adventures atop Mt. Kilimanjaro… January 18 (morning) – Everything EVERYTHING is damp and cold feeling this morning. Five degrees outside.  But you just pick yourself up, dry your sleeping bag as best as you can and continue on. Little disciplines, routines… Showering with a baby wipe is still… painful. January 18… Read more »