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Should I Incorporate My Business?

In short, Yes! Clients criticize me sometimes for not being more directive. For laying out the pros and cons and then telling them to decide. So this time I will invoke what one of my old bosses used to call

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What is The Right Way to Fire Someone

There’s a Right Way to Fire Someone… and it’s a lot simpler than you think I have a couple of “rules” around the right way to fire someone, but it’s mostly about keeping it short and simple. For starters, no

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CCSBE wisdom from Jim Estill

I was fortunate to catch a talk by Danby Appliance CEO Jim Estill (for the third time) at the recent Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference at the University of Guelph and his message struck me as something that would

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The Educated Guess – Make it Your Friend

The Educated Guess: Friend or Foe? Professor Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute is becoming very well known for his data-driven TED talks.  This latest one includes his son, who shares some insight into how to be right more often, by using the

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The Five Basic Leadership Principles

Leadership Principles that Stand the Test of Time We got to talking about leadership principles in my Entrepreneurship class today and I was reminded of an incredible management training program that Telesat put all of its management through back in about 1989

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” – Still as Relevant Today as Ever I have read Dale Carnegie’s famous book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” twice in my life; once when in high school at the

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