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Feb 5, 2018
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: Why the relentless pursuit of excellence matters
David MacLean

What do Apple Inc. and Tesla Inc. have in common? George Blankenship, of course. Blankenship worked with both globally iconic brands as a senior executive. I recently had the pleasure of listening to him speak at our global leadership conference in San Diego. Blankenship had...

Feb 2, 2018
What to put on your business agenda in February 2018

IAP2 BC DEEP DIVE 2018—VANCOUVER ISLANDThe West Coast chapter of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Canada is hosting a seminar in collaboration with the Canadian Public Relations Society’s Vancouver Island branch (CPRS-VI). The event is geared toward helping...

Feb 1, 2018
They may not hold keys yet, but millennials are the key to the future of business

BCBusiness + Outback Team Building & Training The boomers have come a long way, baby. While the baby boomer generation, identified as those born during the mid-1940’s to mid-1960’s* made up the vast majority of the workforce for decades, 2011 marked the year of the ‘Grey Spike**’ the first boomers hitting 65 – or...

Feb 1, 2018
Employee Engagement is Suffering: What Businesses can do about it

BCBusiness + Outback Team Building & Training Employee Engagement is Suffering: What Businesses can do about it The statistics on the lack of employee engagement in Canada are shocking, according to a report by the Canada Human Resource Centre. The Centre reports that lack of worker engagement is at a staggering 60 percent.

Jan 31, 2018
The Power of Pets

BCBusiness + Among the first things you notice when entering’s 10th-floor office overlooking Vancouver’s West Georgia Street are the dog toys on the floor.The next thing that catches your attention is the enthusiastic greeting from Maple, the effervescent resident...

Jan 30, 2018
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: Why it’s important to know where you’re going
David MacLean

“I have a dream!” Now, that’s big vision! That declaration is probably one of the clearest and most widely acknowledged vision statements of the 20th century. What was Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision? Equality and freedom! “I have a dream that one day my...

Jan 29, 2018
Canadian employers seek guidance on how to prepare for legalization of marijuana
By the Editors

Marijuana will become legal in Canada this summer, yet 71 percent of employers still aren’t prepared for managing pot in the workplace, according to a new survey of 680 Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) members. The January poll, conducted by HRPA, Business of Cannabis (BofC)...

Jan 26, 2018
6 steps to protect your company from cybercriminals
Nathan Caddell

It’s no surprise that companies everywhere are taking steps to become digital organizations. As work and commerce keep migrating online, businesses of all sizes and descriptions have no choice but embrace digitization. In doing so, they’re exposing themselves to inherent risks. No matter what product or...

Jan 22, 2018
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: Know your what, why and how
David MacLean

A story is told of three stonemasons working on St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, sometime between 1675 and 1710. They were all asked the same question: “What are you doing?” The first man answered, “I’m mixing mortar.” The second man replied, “I’m helping to...

Dec 20, 2017
How not to get shot by an ex-employee—and how Paul Dragan survived
Steve Burgess

It is Tuesday morning, June 10, 2014. At the False Creek end of Vancouver’s Davie Street, grocery shoppers come and go at Urban Fare, and a woman pushes a baby carriage up the street toward Pacific Boulevard. A thick-set man...

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