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5 Tips to Grow Your Business Through Creative Thinking

Broadcaster Terry O’Reilly told a great story about David Phillips in California. “He noticed Healthy Choice chocolate pudding was having a promotion. For every 10 barcodes sent in, the buyer would get 500 Air Miles. On top of that, there was an early-bird offer – anyone redeeming barcodes in the first month got double the Air Miles. Therefore, every 10 barcodes got him 1,000 Air Miles. Think big! Phillips scoured his town and discovered a discount grocery chain selling Healthy Choice

Posted in Leadership, Management

Dr. Paul Hersey – Situational Leadership

Dr. Paul Hersey was the Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Leadership Studies.  Dr. Hersey is internationally recognized as a leading authority on training and development and the Situational Leadership Model he developed has been used to train more than 14 million managers across the globe and is deployed in 70% of Fortune 500 companies. For further information: www.situational.com The Situational Leadership ® is a powerful model that is easy to follow, and it works! Dr. Joan

Posted in Leadership

Millennials in the Workplace

The Millennial Generation (also referred to as Generation Y or Net Generation), born during the 1980s and early 1990s, has joined three earlier generations in the workplace – Generation X,  Baby Boomers and a few not-yet-retired Traditionalists. As the Millennial generation is replacing the Baby Boomers who are retiring, it is important to know what appeals to them and how this will impact your corporate culture. Characteristics (FACTS) of Millennials: Freedom Millennials place a high value on freedom. They ask

Posted in Change Management, Leadership, Management

Leadership Qualities to Thrive in Times of Uncertainty

We live in an uncertain world where change is constant. Yet some leaders are still able to thrive in tough times because of their distinctive behaviour. One compelling story of leadership in a tough environment is the 1911-12 race to the South Pole. Amundsen demonstrated certain leadership qualities that set him apart from Scott. As a result, Amundsen and his team arrived 5 weeks ahead of Scott and the crew would return home safely. Sadly, Scott and his team perished

Posted in Leadership

Workplace Flexibility

Workplace Flexibility

The news of Yahoo! CEO’s ban on working from home brought one topic to the front page of all major news outlets: Workplace Flexibility. Providing flexible work arrangements is one of the tactics most often identified for attracting and retaining employees. This makes sense when considering the demographic and economic changes: Aging Baby Boom generation Stagnating incomes Dual-income families and single parents Delayed childbearing Increased responsibility for eldercare Baby Boomers eligible for retirement may want, or for financial reasons need,

Posted in Leadership, Management
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