Posts Tagged: growth

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 »

Focus, Faith, Fun and Fortune

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Oh my goodness…. 2016 was a tough year for me. I am glad it is over, and look very much forward to a more positive 2017. But will it be? Like for many of my fellow Boomer/Xers, on a personal side, a few fears have become a reality: aging and frail parents, son becoming independent,… Read more »

Critical Thinking and Potential for Development

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When assessing potential, our clients often ask us “How quickly can the individual grow into the role?”, or “Can this competency be easily developed?”, and my response usually highlights that it depends on how committed the leader is to changing current behaviours and developing new ones. While I still wholeheartedly agree with this statement, I… Read more »

Mt. Everest – The Climb So Far Part 2

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Hello Everybody, Rest day here at Pheriche. There is now roughly 2/3 of the oxygen as compared to sea level, making breathing tougher, and fatigue is creeping in faster… Our surroundings become proportionally more beautiful, IF I raise my head to see it when walking!! Tomorrow our most challenging phase begins. We are trekking to… Read more »

Mt. Everest – The Climb So Far

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Namaste! My goodness what an experience! So humbling! Where to start … People of Nepal are real and beautifully gentle. The life they seem to lead is hard and honest.  Today we visited a hospital in Kunde, and the doctor running it told us that women walk 2-3 hours through the mountains to give birth… 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 »

The Allegory of Conflict: Managing collisions in the family business – A Guest Blog by Anthony Devine

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In this blog written by Anthony Devine,  deputy programme leader for the BA (Hons) accounting degree at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, we see three types of conflict that can emerge in family business: Relationship Conflict, Task Conflict and Process Conflict. If your business is encountering any of these, you are not alone. I hope… 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 »