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Turnaround Management: Surviving and Winning the Fight

September 7, 2017 11:05 am Published by Comments Off on Turnaround Management: Surviving and Winning the Fight

Mike Tyson once proclaimed, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Conor McGregor tested Tyson’s theory, when he faced Floyd Mayweather, in the highly anticipated and much-hyped Money Fight…


The Age of Automation: Why Process Improvements Still Matter

August 15, 2017 11:05 am Published by Comments Off on The Age of Automation: Why Process Improvements Still Matter

As companies introduce robotics and automation into their operations, improvements to existing processes can easily take a back seat. But these enhancements are vital - especially when automation looms. Once a notion that belonged largely in…


The Genius of Expense Reduction Analysis: How Spending Less Can Fund Your Growth

August 10, 2017 9:21 am Published by Comments Off on The Genius of Expense Reduction Analysis: How Spending Less Can Fund Your Growth

The challenges of running a business in today’s ultra-competitive landscape are daunting. Managing rising raw materials costs, a multi-generational workforce, disruptive technologies and changing consumer expectations puts enormous pressure on business owners…


Making the Unconscious Conscious: Inspiring Sustained Behavioural Change

August 2, 2017 11:05 am Published by Comments Off on Making the Unconscious Conscious: Inspiring Sustained Behavioural Change

Why is it often such a challenge to change behaviour? I had the opportunity to discuss this topic with Amanda Lang, one of Canada’s leading business journalists, at the National Insurance Conference of Canada…


How the New Minimum Wage Could Give Your Margin Financing the Squeeze

July 25, 2017 11:05 am Published by Comments Off on How the New Minimum Wage Could Give Your Margin Financing the Squeeze

Security firms, cleaning companies, maintenance and landscaping crews. If you run any one of these types of service businesses in Ontario—that typically operate with a large complement of minimum wage workers—the upcoming minimum…


Canada’s Anti-Corruption Legislation: Is Your Company Prepared?

July 13, 2017 12:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Canada’s Anti-Corruption Legislation: Is Your Company Prepared?

Conducting cross-border business comes with both the potential for higher rewards and risk. Open the business section of any major news outlet and you’re likely to find stories about shady deals with foreign…


A Financing Check-up: Save Time and Maximize Strategy

July 6, 2017 11:05 am Published by Comments Off on A Financing Check-up: Save Time and Maximize Strategy

As a former CFO, I know how important developing a sound business strategy and vision is for any company. Establishing goals, driving growth and providing strong leadership are vital to take a business to the…


Turning Lawyers Into Leaders: The Benefits of Coaching

June 13, 2017 11:05 am Published by Comments Off on Turning Lawyers Into Leaders: The Benefits of Coaching

Law firms face a particular challenge in growing talented lawyers into well-rounded organizational leaders. While the majority of lawyers focus on excelling at a technical and individual level, they soon realize they must shift…


Understanding the Power of First Impressions

June 2, 2017 11:05 am Published by Comments Off on Understanding the Power of First Impressions

It's commonly understood that a good first impression makes a big difference to job interviews, business meetings and personal relationships. Our newspapers, blogs, magazines and social media feeds are littered with first impression tips…