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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

Growth Without Pain

(Reading Time:  5 minutes)   Build your business in a way that works for you   Meet Dan. Dan owns an HVAC company that brings in about $3.5 million a year. Married to his high school sweetheart, he owns a house, has money saved to send his kids to college,
An Employee With A Box Full Of His Personal Belongings - Kathbern Management Toronto Recruiting Agency

No Deadwood!

(Reading Time:  5 minutes)   I don’t know what I’m doing, but my incompetencehas never stopped my enthusiasm. – Woody Allen Many companies start off small and, as they grow, existing, competent employees take on more responsibility and get promoted. Loyal employees are promoted again to management positions as a
A Businessman With His Hand To His Chin - Kathbern Management Toronto Executive Headhunters

Nail Biter!

(Reading Time:  5 minutes)   One real-life example of how difficult it is to win the talent war. It’s ugly out there. Organizations are struggling with a talent shortage at all levels. This is limiting their ability to seize new business opportunities that are right there in front of them.
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Rising Expectations – The Power Is Shifting To Talent

(Reading Time:  5 minutes)   I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages. – Robert Bosch (1861-1942) The New Reality The tension between employers and employees is constantly shifting based on supply and demand, government
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The Future Organization Chart System

(Reading Time:  5 minutes)   By planning the organization that will be required in the future, leaders can make better hiring decisions today.    Bob Jones is the President of Delta Corporation, a $20M manufacturer of boxboard packaging with one plant and 80 staff. He has assembled a qualified team
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Hiring A Senior Executive

Hiring for a key senior executive role can be a critical moment in a company’s evolution. Getting it right can catapult the organization forward. Getting it wrong will cost at least a year and have a financial and reputational impact as well. View a discussion of this subject in four