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May 3, 2018
Opinion: How to own the battle space for successful meetings
Richard Eaton

“When you have an ugly and bad meeting space, creativity and productivity are both likely casualties.” –Martin Senn We’ve all had the experience of attending a workshop intended to promote collaboration, innovation and team learning only to be stricken, lightly wounded...

Apr 24, 2018
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: Get into your discomfort zone
David MacLean

“Dave, I’ve discovered that my comfort zone is outside my comfort zone.” What does that mean? “And I can’t remember the last time I went into work unafraid.” OK, now I was really confused... Years ago, at the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey, I...

Apr 20, 2018
Office Space: Regus Group's Burnaby digs will make you want to work
Felicity Stone

Regus Group, based in Atlanta, provides furnished workspaces for rent in more than 3,000 business centres worldwide. The company’s year-old facility at the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Lougheed Highway in Burnaby offers traditional private offices, but the focus is...

Apr 9, 2018
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: The importance of integrity
David MacLean

Integrity is “adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty,” according to In research on leadership, integrity is consistently rated as one of the most important character traits of a respected leader. It is often considered a given—the...

Apr 6, 2018
Cryptocurrencies: Are they taxable?
Bilal Kathrada

With the price of bitcoin spiking in 2017, cryptocurrencies are gaining traction and moving into the spotlight of currency trading. If you jumped on the bandwagon and sold cryptocurrency such as bitcoin or ethereum in 2017, or made a purchase using any of these currencies, you’ll need to report those...

Apr 5, 2018
Opinion: Squeezing the inspiration out of small businesses
Val Litwin

As the cost of doing business in B.C. keeps rising, the owners of tens of thousands of small to medium-sized enterprises are being forced to think twice about making their next hire. Recently I’ve connected with our members in Fort St. John, Pemberton, Whistler and...

Apr 5, 2018
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: What’s on your mind?
David MacLean

The timing couldn’t have been worse. We were right in the middle of our session when it happened. A fire alarm. More than 20 leaders were gathered for a three-hour workshop on coaching. Kim Ades from Frame of Mind Coaching was speaking to...

Apr 3, 2018
The Process of Selling Begins Now
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. At some point, a person who has launched a business will eventually be motivated to sell it, whether the circumstances are voluntary or involuntary. Ideally, an exit plan will have been established that is not only beneficial to that person, but also to...

Mar 19, 2018
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: Excalibur is your sword, too
David MacLean

On a recent flight I watched the new King Arthur movie. I was pleasantly surprised. Many of us are familiar with the legend of King Arthur to some degree. I was vaguely aware of the story of a beloved English king...

Mar 12, 2018
DIY Management: How to run a meeting
Felicity Stone

Think critically about who you want to ask to a meeting, and consider what else they could be working on instead. “Don’t just invite them for the sake of inviting them,” Herold explains. If your employees think they can better...

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