While Wall Street Journal and Financial Times headlines predominantly feature Fortune 500 firms, small business fuels much of the economic growth and job creation across the globe. Entrepreneurs are not equal to small. Consider Tesla, Virgin, G Adventures, Starbucks, Facebook, and Amazon. Today I want to feature and celebrate a unique set of entrepreneurs. In 2005, Kiva was formed by a small group of friends. In the early days, they had to exchange Premal Shah's guitar for...
In major metropolitan centres across North America, commuters and municipalities are left waiting for the train, specifically Bombardier trains. Subway cars destined for Montreal have been delayed by 4 years. How is it possible that no one realized some of the planned train cars would not fit through Montreal tunnels? On a recent trip to New [...]
Ohio's War on Drugs matters to oil and gas, transportation, banking and your industry, too. It is an all-star cast. Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceutical, Allergan and Endo Health Solutions have been targeted by the state of Ohio for...
Over the past several months, I have seen half a dozen examples of ageism when organizations have cited a reluctance to promote talented and experienced executives as "they are likely only going to work a few more years." The irony is that the boards for many of these same companies are seeking director candidates with decades of [...]
Our fees, revenue targets and budgets are built on the premise of work being completed correctly the first time and technology operating as expected. When this does not happen, it is a direct hit to our profitability, brand and employee and customer satisfaction. Recently, within a short five days, I observed a litany of technology [...]
Available on Amazon.com Feet to the Fire is a go-to book for leaders at all levels. Its balance of personal accountability, practical wisdom, and optimism will inspire leaders by showing them what is possible in both their personal and professional lives. Feet to the Fire provides inspiring examples and practical tools to benefit a range of [...]
In my last newsletter, I referenced my vivid memory of Ed Clark, former CEO, TD Bank Financial Group, saying to his executives, “If any of you want my job and I hope some of you do, you need to know it is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.” I reflected on his message [...]
I vividly recall sitting at CEO Ed Clark’s table several years ago and him saying to us, “If any of you want my job, and I hope some of you do, you need to know it is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.” Being the CEO does not start and end within an [...]
This article is by Emily Peiffer. Find the original article HERE. Construction has a women problem: Females represent only 9% of the industry, but 47% of the total U.S. workforce. Experts have pointed to a lack of female role models and harassment concerns as two of the most significant barriers to stronger representation of women in the [...]