Leadership


No one ever got ahead by being a wallflower graphic

No one ever got ahead by being a wallflower

July, 3rd, 2018

  By Rebecca Heaton         Being assertive in a professional setting isn’t always easy, and you’re not alone if you feel like you’re often not being heard. This is especially true for women who may find themselves to be silent observers — in other words, wallflowers. To them, I would ask: Are […]


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Six ways to improve your workplace culture today

May, 31st, 2018

  by Sabrina Parsons     In the age of Lean In and #MeToo, office relationships and workplace culture are shifting drastically, often in ways that can affect employees quite negatively. The recent explosion of #MeToo stories and the Lean In movement have surfaced lots of hard questions about equality in the workplace, inclusive office […]


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How to create a culture of inclusive innovation

April, 16th, 2018

  By Heather Fraser   Innovation is the lifeblood of any organization that aims to create new and distinct value. It is not the job of a few inspired people; it takes an entire enterprise to create and deliver new value. To build a sustainable enterprise-wide capacity to innovate, it’s critical to create a winning […]


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My True North: Authentic Leadership

January, 29th, 2018

  by Andrea Lekushoff   Andrea Lekushoff is the Founder and President of Broad Reach Communications. She’s not only a leader in the Canadian public relations industry, she also committed to supporting the efforts of women in business.     Earlier this year, I had the incredible opportunity to participate in a leadership program at […]


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Meet Lesley Lawrence, the BDC senior executive helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams

December, 19th, 2016

Recently appointed to the role of Senior Vice President, Financing and Consulting, Ontario, Lesley Lawrence oversees Business Development Bank of Canada’s lending and consulting services in the province. She hadn’t planned on going into finance — Lesley holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto — but after more than 25 years in […]


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Good Question: What is the most effective approach to resolving conflict between two employees on a team

March, 3rd, 2016

GOOD QUESTION: In my department I have a manager and her direct report who are really at odds with each other on a project. People have dropped by my office to tell me that their frustration with each other is really causing challenges during larger project review meetings. What is the best way to approach […]


A Changing Workplace: From Corporate Ladders to Corporate Lattices graphic

A Changing Workplace: From Corporate Ladders to Corporate Lattices

October, 14th, 2015

We talk about the corporate ladder as if it is every employee’s goal to climb it straight to the top. The problem? It’s not. A customized career model, providing your employees with the opportunity to advance when and how they want, can set your company up for increased innovation and success. Better yet, it can help attract and retain high potential employees. Read on to learn how this switch is changing businesses.


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Two Essentials that Brand Us as Caring and Effective Leaders

January, 16th, 2014

When you are blessed with the opportunity to work with talented influential women you learn a lot every day. As a workshop leader for Women of Influence I am ecstatic when my participants are thrilled with the experience they receive, that’s my goal but the bonus I receive is the learning and inspiration I regularly […]


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Twitter Canada boss Kirstine Stewart's five secrets for success

July, 9th, 2013

By: COURTNEY SHEA | Special to The Globe and Mail
Here, the former CBC-TV exec shares some of the secrets of her success, including why it’s not such a bad thing to be addicted to your CrackBerry.


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Why ‘Safe Sucks’ – Start Making Your Own Rules

May, 13th, 2013

WOI Exclusive Blog: Why discomfort is your secret weapon