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Employer Alert: Changes to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act

By | Employment Law ,News | July 20, 2017 | 0 comment

The Ontario government is quickly moving Bill 148 through the provincial legislature. Some Proposes Changes to the ESA Bill 148 proposes changes to the Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”) including a $ 15 minimum wage by January 1, 2019, an additional week vacation after 5 years of service, and two paid personal emergency leave days […]

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The Changing Role of the CEO

By | Leadership ,News | June 14, 2017 | 0 comment

While there are some foundational truths about leadership and the role of the CEO that have remained constant over time, rapid shifts in business organization and strategy are forcing new leaders to adapt. In its recently released 20th CEO Survey, PwC summarizes findings relating to CEOs around the world – and their changing role within companies. Two […]

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Will Your Employee Termination Clauses Stand Up In Court?

By | Employment Law | May 17, 2017 | 0 comment

The enforceability of termination clauses is a hotly contested area of employment law. Employers who draft proper termination clauses in employment contracts can significantly limit their liability when terminating employees. A termination clause that is poorly written will not be enforced by a court. If the clause is not enforceable, then the employee is usually […]

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Are you ready for the next “Discontinuous Innovation” in your industry?

By | Leadership ,News | March 23, 2017 | 0 comment

  Donald Rumsfelt, George W. Bush’s Secretary of Defence during the Iraqi war, is famous for his quote “There are known knowns; these are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown […]

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Ned’s Rules of Engagement

By | Leadership ,News | February 15, 2017 | 0 comment

Introduction I developed a particular passion during 22 years of service in uniform.  That passion was how leaders work – what they did, and more importantly, why they did it. In 1998, I began to articulate some guidelines that I had learned over time, both in and out of uniform, about how people (who are […]

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Is your Company ready for the Inevitable Cyberattack?

By | News | January 17, 2017 | 0 comment

“There are two kinds of companies out there: those that have been hacked, and those that don’t know it yet.” A timely reminder from former FBI Director Robert Mueller holds as much water now as it did when he first said it in 2012.  With so much attention trained on Russian cyberattacks targeting the US […]

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Dreaming about 2017 – A Fable

By | Leadership ,News ,Training/Professional Development | December 7, 2016 | 0 comment

It is New Year’s Eve.  The house is quiet.  I am sitting by the fire with my spouse, sipping Laphroaig, and reflecting on the year gone by.  As Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  We discuss our goals and dreams – personal, professional, financial, spiritual, health & fitness, relationships, learning/personal growth, and […]

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“What does IKIGAI have to do with my Job Satisfaction and Fulfillment?”

By | Candidate Advice ,Employee Engagement | October 12, 2016 | 0 comment

In a recent Toronto Star article, Why North Americans should consider dumping age-old retirement, (September 6, 2016) Neil Pasricha, (author of The Happiness Equation, and The Book of Awesome) explores Canadian retirement myths and realities. Pasricha notes, “…the Institute for Economic Affairs says incidences of depression spike 40 per cent the year people retire.”   […]

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