Posts Tagged: leadership

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 »

Interview with Sherry Prenevost, Photographer – What does it mean to be a Canadian?

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As part of MarchFifteen’s Canada 150 celebration, we are interviewing prominent people in various fields to gain their thoughts and insights to the question, “What does it mean to be a Canadian?” Maria Milanetti was pleased to interview Sherry Prenevost, renowned social documentary and travel photographer, as part of this initiative.  MarchFifteen has enjoyed a… Read more »

When Too Many Smart People Spoil the Team – A Guest Blog by Hodges L. Golson

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We are pleased to be sharing Hodges Golson’s blog on the team dynamics if you have only uber bright people as members. Hodges has been consulting with CEOs on issues of leadership team effectiveness, leadership succession, executive selection and unique life-at-the-top questions and problems for over 40 years. We hope you will find this blog… Read more »

A Succession Planning Vlog

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We recently did something new – a vlog – thanks to Tim Haunn of The Haunn Group.  Maria Milanetti’s participation in the vlog was by interview, in which she and Tim Haunn discussed succession planning and we wanted to share it with you. Enjoy!

Sales Mastery Essentials for Non-Sales Leaders – Part 2

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    We learned about the business-damaging pitfalls of leaders not fully embracing sales in a prior post. These pitfalls include poor customer experience, high costs, and avoidable financial pressures. We, as non-sales leaders, can avoid these pitfalls by reaching a helpful level of sales mastery ourselves. Though the process of attaining this mastery may… 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 »

Embrace Sales

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We have a blind spot about sales that, if left unchecked, will damage our ability to serve our clients and thrive. With a small shift of perspective, we can eliminate this blind spot and set up our companies for lasting success. Our Blind Spot Our blind spot is our unease with sales. Most of us… 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 »

Continuous Improvement Requires Continuous Inspiration – A Guest Blog by Stewart Cramer

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We are thrilled to have Stewart Cramer, CEO of Vertex Precision Manufacturing share with us his insights on leadership, and crafting sustainable growth and innovation. Underpinning Stewart’s integrated leadership approach is an investment in, and expression of, a personal value system fueled by passion for bringing people and community together, innovation, the welfare of others,… Read more »