From Strategy to Execution

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It starts with a dream, an ambition – when you want, when you need to take your organization to a different place. It becomes your vision. A brilliant strategy instills confidence and calm in people around you. It fosters a degree of optimism that the impossible things can be achieved. But without flawless execution, the… Read more »

Performance Appraisal is Going the Way of the Dodo Bird

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Have you had a performance appraisal in the past 12 months? What did you think, was it positive, beneficial, or meaningful? Is your system working? Most people, when asked, are not overly enthralled with their company’s performance appraisal process.  A tool that has been created to deliver accountability and productivity is often having the opposite… Read more »

Celebrating 5 Splendid Years of MarchFifteen

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“The tidal wave can lead to wholesale destruction, but it is the incessant, and much smaller, daily tidal force that moves all boats worldwide.” I do not know to whom I should attribute this quote, but I think it is a good one.  As I prepared myself for the celebration, and my talk to all… Read more »

Tom Deans on Preparing Your Business For The Next Chapter

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We recently held an event featuring Tom Deans, the New York Times best-selling author of Every Family’s Business. The event covered how family businesses can best prepare for sale or purchase of a business, and included the topic of succession planning. After the event we had an opportunity to sit down with Tom, and we… Read more »

Everest Base Camp Expedition Musings…

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First, without your help and support we would not have been able to send the 20 women who have been victims of violence to Outward Bound Canada’s Women of Courage program. Thank you for making it happen. Thank you for your generosity and phenomenal support! I’ve been back in Toronto for a little while now…and… Read more »

What To Do When Good Intentions Lead To Bad Behaviour

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Recently we’ve received a flurry of client calls asking for support to solve issues related to the workplace equivalent of bullying, and generally impolite and inconsiderate behaviour. And when a flurry of similar inquiries occurs, it’s an opportunity to step back and try to figure out what’s going on at a broader level. If you… 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 »

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 »

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 »

PwC 19th Annual Global CEO Survey

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PwC has recently published their 19th Annual Global CEO Survey. We are grateful to have obtained permission from PwC to share it with you. Especially since the results are fascinating! Just a preview… CEOs today are less confident about global economic and business growth prospects in these uncertain times. Only 35% of the surveyed Executives… Read more »