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Robert Hare

How UBC behavioural scientist Robert Hare is keeping psychopaths out of the boardroom

Personality tests that red flag traits such as psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism have grown in popularity since the economic crisis, as more companies attempt to safeguard against toxic employees

Craft cider

B.C.'s liquor laws put craft cider at a distinct disadvantage

For those seeking a sip of something crafty, there’s a new brew in town

D-I-Y Management

How to deal with a dissatisfied stakeholder

A disgruntled stakeholder can disrupt a business–and not in a good way. Blair Horn, partner at Fasken Martineau, and Vivienne Stewart, principal of Railtown Law, offer tips on how to avoid, and resolve, such discontent

tipping

Should tipping be outlawed?

Tradition. Things are done a certain way because that’s the way things are always done. People don’t question it—until one day someone asks, “Why?” The tradition is challenged, examined, discussed. Then comes the tipping point when everything changes.

Christine Day | Luvo

Business events and a book to check out in June

Things to do and read this month to nourish the corporate mind and soul

Geoff Holmes | Carbon Engineering

How Carbon Engineering Ltd. is trying to put up a good fight against greenhouse gases

A new carbon-capture facility in Squamish holds great promise, but with cheap oil and low carbon taxes, it’s a long way from being economically viable

Climate Change

How the new federal government is helping B.C. regain its green reputation

B.C. used to be a leader in climate-change policy, but in recent years protecting the environment has taken a back seat to resource development. Can a popular new prime minister spur the province to rebuild its green cred? 

D-I-Y Management

How to give feedback to an employee

Why effective performance management is a year-round job

Otto Folprecht | CEO of Vodis

Pot producers get creative as feds mull reforms

Over two dozen licensed producers built business plans upon new legislation governing medical marijuana. All that’s now up in the air 

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