Thought Leadership


Aligning Work and Life Beyond The Corporate Office

Over the past decade, much has been written about executives' desire to achieve more balance between their work and life responsibilities beyond the corporate office. Yet while many aspire to work fewer hours and spend more of their time engaged in family and leisure pursuits, few achieve the equilibrium they want and need.
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Why Skills And Experience Matter Less At The Executive Level

Among the very first things a Chief Executive or corporate hiring authority is likely to inquire about when considering a candidate for a critical management role are the issues of 'What have they done?' and 'Where have they done it?'
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The Case For Aligning Business Leaders And Politicians

The future of national economies, corporate enterprises and politicians' careers are linked now and must be even more closely aligned in the years to come in order to grow the global economy, create jobs and create stability in challenging times.
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"FIT": The Misnomer Of The Year

Did you know that Oxford American Dictionaries recently declared the 2012 Word of the Year is "GIF"? As in "to create a GIF (computer) file of an image or video sequence". Pop culture likes tinkering with edgy wordplay, even in the workplace. But while some re-imaginations serve to enrich our corporate speak, others may diminish insightful conversation.
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'Mis-hires' and how to avoid them

In today's hyper-competitive business environment, organisations can ill afford to "mis-hire" - especially at the senior-most levels. Yet, bad hiring decisions are made all the time.These mis-hires are costly, disruptive, demoralising and difficult to undo. The Globe and Mail spoke with executive recruiter Hart Hillman, senior partner leading the global technology search practice for TRANSEARCH...
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How to Hire the Right Person: 5 Quick Tips

Most leaders like to think they have the hiring process wired - define the need, reach out to your network, interview three candidates and hire the best one. Honestly, we wish it could always be that simple, and for some roles, it is. So why do some of these new hires quit or worse, have to be terminated after a year? Something was missing. Over the years we've created a checklist that should...
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The Best Business Leaders Start With This

An often mis-attributed but widely circulated business quotation speaks precisely of the kind of mettle that today's business executives have to bring during challenging times: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
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Balancing Data And Judgment To Achieve Strategic Goals

It's been said that data provides a view of what's already happened but it cannot inform smart enterprise decision unless it is combined with executive judgment, perspective and experience. That may be common sense to most global business leaders. Yet if one considers the potential impacts of so-called 'Big Data', crowd-sourcing and viral consumer trends the threat of being swallowed up in a...
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Great Leaders Are Known By The Company They Keep

In our increasingly interconnected world, it's easy to understand just how small the world can feel at times. Chances are you've encountered senior business leaders who happen to know friends, former classmates, social acquaintances and confidants of executives who are already part of your professional or industry network or perhaps even your own personal board of advisors and trusted mentors...
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Why Europe Won The Ryder Cup

At least one television analyst had this one right from the start when he opined that the United States had the best individual players in the 2012 Ryder Cup, but that Europe had the best team. So it was that in this most dramatic finishes of all, Europe's commitment to team play and its ability to draw strength, focus and determination from one another was enough to edge out the more talented...
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