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Ontario Employers: Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned – Bill 148

By | Employment Law ,News | September 21, 2017 | 0 comment

In my capacity as the current President of ACSESS (the Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services, the national association representing the interests of the $13B staffing industry in Canada), I am sharing with you my grave concerns about Ontario’s Bill 148, now under review. As all of you are aware, Ontario’s Premier Wynne […]

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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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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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A 2nd Look at The 4 Disciplines of Execution

By | Leadership ,News | September 13, 2016 | 0 comment

In 2012 McChesney, Covey and Huling released their seminal book The 4 Disciplines of Execution.  Like all good things, it received resounding press and then faded into the oblivion of “the whirlwind of the urgent”.  It’s time for a second look. Executives deal with 2 fundamental subjects – Strategy and Execution.  MBA Schools teach Strategy; […]

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