Posts Tagged: business

Welcoming the New Year

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January 4th, 2019. Our first week in the office. A perfect time to be grateful for what 2018 brought to our lives and reflect on what is coming in 2019. 2018 was a testimonial to the fact that we do live in the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world. You see it practically everywhere… Read more »

A Pause On Today…

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As I was walking through a downtown food court I was struck by the presence of many teenagers and remembered that today is Take Your Kids to Work Day. I empathize with those of you who are accompanied by your kids because your day is most probably not going the way you had planned. However, kudos… Read more »

From Strategy to Execution – Sharing Wisdom from the Field: A Practitioner’s View on Strategy Execution

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According to the Conference Board of Canada , the most enduring item listed in the challenges facing CEO’s is strategy execution (2008). The adage, “Dear CEO, when you get tired of telling the strategy storyline, you have reached three percent of your target population” appears to hold a kernel of truth. In this blog, we… Read more »

The Role of an Advisory Board in Start-Ups and Independent Businesses

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As the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) says, “it’s impossible for one person to know everything about their industry or business” (BDC, 2017). The concept of an Advisory Board, made up of knowledgeable business people, can provide experience and perspective that you may not have within your organization. These types of Boards are being… Read more »

The Gift of Feedback

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How we see ourselves, as well as the ways in which we choose to develop, are often greatly influenced by others. If we reflect on our lives, our choices, it is easy to see how the awareness of how we have impacted others greatly influences the person we have become. It is this ongoing ebb… Read more »

Creating an Intelligent Organization

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A short while ago I met a very successful Entrepreneur, who was preoccupied with the fact that his employees had not mastered basic English, nor could they handle simple math problems. He said his company was “growing stupid”. And, with the constantly increasing sophistication of his business and its customers, he was terrified that the… Read more »

Simplicity – A Disciplined Approach To Less

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First, a heartfelt thank you to all who came by to celebrate MarchFifteen’s Four Year Anniversary. I just adore the sense of community we are building together, the energy, the buzz… Truly grateful for your generosity and conversations. Humbly, here is the speech you were asking for – I hope it continues to provide nods… Read more »

Where are the female voices in business? – A Guest Blog by Karen Wright

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India is amongst many countries that mandates diversity on Boards. With the deadline approaching many publicly traded companies are pushing to comply. So the women participation is increasing, but only on paper.   Today’s CBC News announced that many Indian firms found a creative way to address the issue by appointing women from their immediate or… Read more »