The Theory of Competitive Relativity – A Guest Blog by Mark Aboud

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If you ever had a hobby that made you push a new frontier, you will surely be able to identify with this guest blog on “The Theory of Competitive Reality”.  In this post Mark Aboud, Global Head of Inside Sales for SAP, discusses how one significant epiphany changed his perspective on setting goals and positively… Read more »

How HR kills innovation in HR

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From our strategic partner CoachingOurselves, provocative musings on the impact of HR. How HR kills innovation in HR by Philip LeNir, co-authored with David Creelman “Whatever you do, please don’t mention this to anyone in HR, they will kill it”. That quote may sound odd but it is real. The ‘it’ being kept secret from… Read more »

The Giving Field

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This piece on making a social footprint, is based on the idea of purposeful living. In this blog post written by Warren Nilsson of Organization Unbound, two individuals, from a small organization in Montreal called L’Abri en Ville, speak about the exchange of giving that takes place when those who volunteer become positively affected by… Read more »

Remembering Mandela

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To many of us Nelson Mandela is the inspiring symbol of leadership. His vision, stubbornness about principles, capacity to forgive, relentless focus on achieving his purpose and mission combined with a wonderful sense of joy have served as a moral compass for as long as we can remember. With his passing a chapter in modern… Read more »

Succession Planning in Family Enterprises and Independently Held Businesses

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This blog is meant for Family Enterprises, Independently Held Businesses and their Advisors. We are writing this series of blogs for our close connections and those that they network with on a regular basis. Please let us know if you have any feedback for us on this series which will include different topics of interest… Read more »

Kili Countdown

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It costs Outward Bound $2,000 to send one woman who has suffered violence to a transformational experience in the Canadian Wilderness.  The Women of Courage (WOC) program helps participants discover their strengths and provides the tools to allow these strengths to be used confidently in daily life. I want to fundraise enough money to allow… Read more »

Decision Making: It’s not what you think (Part 3) – A Guest Blog by Henry Mintzberg

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Following is the third and final excerpt of the themed topic discussion workbook on Decision Making: It’s not what you think.  This new format for developing leaders and managers by Henry Mintzberg and Phil LeNir is based on the 70:20:10 framework. There are no lectures, no disconnect from the workplace, just group of managers developing… Read more »

Decision Making: It’s not what you think (Part 2) – A Guest Blog by Henry Mintzberg

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Following is the second excerpt of the themed discussion on Decision Making: It’s not what you think.  This new format for developing leaders and managers by Henry Mintzberg and Phil Le Nir is based on the 70;20;10 framework. There are no lectures, no disconnect from the workplace, just groups of managers developing together during 90… Read more »

Decision Making: It’s not what you think (Part 1) – A Guest Blog by Henry Mintzberg

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You all know how proud we are of our partnership with CoachingOurselves. We strongly believe in the intellectual stimulus combined with practicality its learning methodology provides to our community of clients. The following three blogs (posted weekly) showcase Henry Mintzberg’s perspectives on the “burden” each of us managers carry, requiring critical judgment and courage: decision… Read more »

Test First, Then Interview – The Value of Psychometric Testing

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We, at MarchFifteen, believe that the proper use of pre-hiring tools, including psychometric questionnaires, can significantly increase the accuracy and effectiveness of our clients’ selection process. Recently, the Harvard Business Review published an article in their November 2013 issue on this exact topic, addressing the value of psychometric testing before interviewing during the hiring process. Below… Read more »