Estelle Metayer

The CEO State of Union Report

Estelle Metayer | January 26, 2015 | Canada Business
The key principle that CEOs now recognize is the need to create value for their customers. They know they must create more engaging, personalized and continuous experiences for customers, which requires more customization, responsiveness and innovation. It also pushes on CEOs to ensure they have the talent they need, coming from a diversified workforce.
Suzana Popovic-Montag

How Lawyers Should Approach Issues of Mental Capacity

Suzana Popovic-Montag | January 24, 2015 | Canada Business
An advisable way to approach extracting issues of capacity with an elderly individual is through delicate conversation. It is important to avoid offending clients who may be uncomfortable, but it can be crucial to proper estate planning. Sometimes, apparent symptoms of incapacity can in fact result from cultural differences between client and lawyer.
Ecojustice

When Mother Earth Has Nothing Left To Give, We Must Slow Down

Ecojustice | January 23, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
We must learn from people who have a deep connection to place and accept that the earth has limits that must be respected.
Ivey Business School

Why Vulnerability Leads to Great Leadership

Ivey Business School | January 23, 2015 | Canada Business
Everybody knows it is important for leaders to show confidence and competence. But good leadership requires more than that. As management guru Jim Collins put it, a good leader combines both humility and fierce resolve. And for a leader to be seen as humble, they must be able...
Gerard Montpetit

Oil Supporters Should Let Go of Outdated Technology

Gerard Montpetit | January 23, 2015 | Canada Business
If humanity does not want to suffer catastrophic climate change, it must limit the global rise in temperature to a maximum of two degrees Celsius. Quebec, Canada and the world must head towards a post-carbon economy without delay. Amongst other things, the Energy Board believes that the TransCanada Energy East pipeline is desirable. Instead of holding on to the past, why not immediately invest in the green technologies of the future?
Peter Hall

Why the Hysteria Over Oil Prices Is Overblown

Peter Hall | January 22, 2015 | Canada Business
When the storm hits, it's all we can think about -- especially if the power goes out. It can seem like an eternity, and can obliterate any pre-storm memory. This sounds eerily similar to the oil price tempest we are in the middle of right now. Today's price seems like the only reality, except that the plunge is still on. Are we going to survive this thing? Can we ever expect a return to calm? Dial in to the news, and you'd be tempted to think not. It's natural that storms bring about their own brand of myopia, but that's when experience should make us wiser. And we all have a lot of that to draw on.
Caroline Battista

Navigating Taxes in the Senior Years

Caroline Battista | January 22, 2015 | Canada Business
Your golden years are about striking a balance between enjoying the free time you didn't have when you were younger and the challenge of living on a fixed income. Fortunately, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has given seniors some tools to reduce their tax burden. But again, using these tools is a balancing act.
Anita Saulite

Do You Know Where Your Money Really Goes?

Anita Saulite | January 22, 2015 | Canada Business
The reality is most of us have no idea where our money goes, and because of this it feels like there is never enough. But the irony is taking control of our personal finances and allocating only one hour a week to it, has the power to make us feel more in control and confident about our personal financial situation and future.
Dermod Travis

Rejecting TransLink Referendum Won't Make Problems Disappear

Dermod Travis | January 22, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
The Yes side may have great intellectual arguments, but the No side has one big emotional one. It's spelled T-r-a-n-s-L-i-n-k. And at the end of the day it may be the only one that counts.
Carol Linnitt

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Ruling Weakens Faith In NEB

Carol Linnitt | January 22, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
"Basically for the last year or so we've watched more and more information be denied to us intervenors in the National Energy Board process."
Andreas Krebs

How This Conservative Mayor Became a Champion for the Homeless

Andreas Krebs | January 22, 2015 | Canada Politics
Mayor Ted Clugston of Medicine Hat, Alberta has become the reluctant spokesperson for a controversial approach to reducing homelessness. Reluctant because just a few years ago, he opposed the initiative. Sometime in 2015, Medicine Hat will become the first municipality in Canada to eradicate homelessness.
Marty Warren

I'm Boycotting Beer Sold in Cans and Here's Why You Should Too

Marty Warren | January 22, 2015 | Canada Business
Crown forced its award-winning employees, including many long-serving and second- and third-generation workers, onto the horns of a dilemma. They could continue working and accept Crown's draconian demands, including a two-tier, low-wage workplace that would eradicate decent jobs for young people. Or, at great personal sacrifice, they could take to the picket line and stand up for the next generation.
David Suzuki

Why Lower Fuel Prices Are Not a Reason to Celebrate

David Suzuki | January 22, 2015 | Canada Business
Some see low fuel prices as good news, but there are many downsides. With driving becoming less costly, more cars and trucks could be on the road, which is good for the auto industry but bad in terms of pollution, climate change and traffic accidents. And because the price of oil is now lower than the cost to extract oilsands bitumen, the industry is starting to put the brakes on rapid expansion plans -- bad news for workers and businesses in Fort McMurray and those heavily invested in the industry but good news for the planet.
Atrina Kouroshnia

Vancouver Real Estate: 5 Mistakes That Could Mess Up Your Closing

Atrina Kouroshnia | January 21, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Here are a few rookie mistakes that can complicate your closing process, especially given how competitive Vancouver real estate can be.
Evan Thompson

How To Manage Introverts And Extroverts Together

Evan Thompson | January 21, 2015 | Canada Business
It can be challenging to find the time to suggest to an employee that they either speak up or speak less. This individual approach can lead to resentment and further encourage behaviour that lies at opposite ends of the scale. A key thing to realize is that it would be uninspiring to lead a team where everyone was the same.
Kelsey Ramsden

The #1 Question Entrepreneurs Should Ask

Kelsey Ramsden | January 21, 2015 | Canada Business
"What should I do?" This is the # 1 question I get as a coach. It's the question that leaves hordes of smart people stuck in a limbo of analysis paralysis or simply halted to a standstill, unable to make any decision. On three separate occasions during my...
Andrew Tai

Is Online Shopping the Future of Retail?

Andrew Tai | January 21, 2015 | Canada Business
Like it or not, online shopping is a big deal, and to dismiss it as something trivial is short-sighted at best. The question is, will there be a point in time when shopping will become a completely digital experience? Maybe not too soon, but the possibility is definitely there. Here's why:
Sulemaan Ahmed

What You Can Do to Help Former Target Employees

Sulemaan Ahmed | January 21, 2015 | Canada Business
What if everyone reading this post helped just one person impacted by Target layoffs find a job? What if each of us reached out to one Target Canada employee that we knew and successfully completed a five minute favour?
Mary Donohue

How To Use Mentoring As a Business Development Tool

Mary Donohue | January 20, 2015 | Canada Business
Mentoring is seen as the heated steering wheel in your next car. Nice to have but you could live without it. It's not airbags or anti-lock brakes of the business world. But it can be standard equipment, just as formerly high-end safety features are standard on the cheapest of cars.
Andrea Lekushoff

Why CSR Is Essential To Your Company's Growth

Andrea Lekushoff | January 20, 2015 | Canada Business
It's no longer enough for businesses to simply buy and sell their products and services without considering the world in which they operate. Companies must voluntarily do business in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner to be sustainable over the long term.
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