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Agile Business Planning | Creating Flexible Business Plans

Our Human Resources Team Lead, Sue, reviews the key components of creating an agile business plan that allows businesses to quickly adapt to changing levels …

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Leadership in Crisis

A Time to Pivot or Double-Down?

Crisis Offers Opportunity for Clarity and Focus I have been reflecting on the unprecedented challenges all business are navigating and what skills entrepreneurs and leaders …

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The Unchartered Journey: A Time for Leaders to Shine

Living through the initial acute world-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic includes feeling the immense societal impacts and observing the leadership role in this period. …

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Keeping Alignment Sharp: Time for a Marketing Tune-Up?

Are marketing and sales aligned? Is marketing aligned with our business goals? Is our internal messaging aligned with our brand? Unless the answers are definitively “yes, yes and yes,” it might be a good time to hit pause, sharpen some pencils and start getting your ducks in a row.

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Sherpa Stories: CEOs with too much on their plate

A Common Problem Small and medium sized business face all kinds of unique challenges. In today’s video, the client was facing a common problem: trying …

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Executive Leadership: Untraditional Requirements and the Impact on Executive Search

The requirements in executive leadership searches and what these leaders are looking for in jobs is changing…

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In Times of Exponential Change, Critical to Establish a Human Resources Function

Small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) of every type are entering into an era of exponential change. Technology transformation, data and information abundance, labour force changes …

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Measuring Value and Performance

Measuring Value and Performance: What’s the Point and How to Do It

As an entrepreneur or leader of a NFP, there’s pressure from stakeholders to prove your value and yet, how do you show that you’re moving the needle forward? While it sounds like a simple question, it is not always clear because there are so many levers at play – revenue, funding (restricted and unrestricted), operational costs, employees, margins etc. If it’s so complicated, why even bother?

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Effective Governance Accelerates SME Performance

Corporate Governance in the Spotlight Ottawa Business Journal‘s (OBJ) November issue featured a theme that was all things Corporate Governance. Margo Crawford and Claude Haw …

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Why Strategic Plans Fail

A solid, simple and focused strategic plan can be a powerful tool in moving the needle forward in an organization. Understanding why plans can fail enables leaders to create a tailored strategic planning process that takes the challenges into account.

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