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Who’s your Number One?

(Reading Time: 6  minutes)   Why many business owners are too directly involved in their own business   Are you a Star Trek: TNG fan? If you are, you’ll know how much Captain Jean-Luc Picard leaned on his second-in-command, the ship’s first officer, Commander Will Riker. Riker took command in

Can you go moose hunting?

(Reading Time: 8  minutes)   Avoid these mistakes and hire the right people for your business so you have more free time…and more peace of mind.   Several years ago, I got a call from a person who wanted my help. After the usual introductions, he got straight to the

Why panel interviews are key

(Reading Time: 3  minutes)   Understanding the gold standard of interviewing   A couple months ago, I told you about Paul and Cindy, who run a small business making and selling heirloom baby quilts. They decided they needed some help, and hired us, a non-contingency retained recruiter. We worked with

Stop Thief!

(Reading Time: 4  minutes)   Why counting clocks and keystrokes won’t stop time cheats   It was a problem even before Covid sent everyone working from home: how to make sure your employees are working the hours that you pay them to work. There are the mundane, daily stories: people

Who you gonna call?

(Reading Time:  7 minutes)   When to hire a recruiter and what to expect   Meet Paul and Cindy. They are running a small business, making and selling heirloom baby quilts. It started out as a hobby for Cindy, who had made one for each of their children. When friends

Ready. Set. GO!

(Reading Time:  5 minutes)   How to stay focused on your priorities, in business and beyond   Happy New Year! I hope that your 2023 is off to a good start. Now that we’re in the third week of January, you’ve had some time to get back from holiday, sort

Read to lead

(Reading Time:  6 minutes)   Six books to add to your reading list, or to gift to the CEO in your life   I love to read. Whether it’s for pleasure or to learn something new, I always have a book on the go, and a long to be read

Are you a giver or a taker?

(Reading Time:  5 minutes)   Applying evolutionary biology to business   Consider the cleaner fish. A very large fish will swim by a particular location where a smaller fish will go to work on them. The large fish will sit still in the water in a neutral position, and the

Now what? 

(Reading Time:  6 minutes)   How to set yourself up for a successful second act (or third or fourth…) You’ve worked hard and built a thriving going concern with revenue to spare. You’ve achieved all that you want to achieve, and now it’s time to move on. Maybe you want

Unplugged! (Sort of.)

(Reading Time:  7 minutes) A modest proposal for finding work-life balance.   You deserve a break today. It’s an old slogan for a popular candy bar that still rings true. Finding work-life balance and making time for self-care are buzzwords these days; even the Ontario government is mandating the right