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Why Democracy Matters

Having just concluded an election cycle in Nova Scotia on Tuesday, I was struck by the notice I received this morning from Global Affairs Canada, sent to Canadian travellers in Cambodia – “Dear Canadians, local elections will be held across the country on June 4, 2017. Political tensions are likely to rise ahead, during or […]

INSIGHTS USING THE LENS OF PASSION CAPITAL

I find that owners and management of most organizations use a standard set of statements and reports that shine timely light on how they are doing and that they also use planning tools and processes that they are comfortable with, have withstood the test of time and that really work for them. However, I am […]

Importance of Pre-Offsite Meeting Consultations

CEO’s of organizations regularly hold offsite planning meetings with their executive team and/or with the Board of Directors. Likewise, Department Heads sometimes bring their teams together especially if they are geographically dispersed. Often, these sessions are held on an annual basis, and the topics can be varied such as strategic planning, annual plans or to […]

IMPORTANCE OF PRE-OFFSITE MEETING CONSULTATIONS – # 8 FACILITATOR PARTICIPATION

CEO’s of organizations regularly hold offsite planning meetings with their executive team and/or with the Board of Directors. Likewise, Department Heads sometimes brings their team together especially if they are geographically dispersed. Often, these sessions are held on an annual basis, and the topics can be varied such as strategic planning, annual plans or to […]

IMPORTANCE OF PRE-OFFSITE MEETING CONSULTATIONS – # 7 KEY QUESTION

CEO’s of organizations regularly hold offsite planning meetings with their executive team and/or with the Board of Directors. Likewise, Department Heads sometimes brings their team together especially if they are geographically dispersed. Often, these sessions are held on an annual basis, and the topics can be varied such as strategic planning, annual plans or to […]

IMPORTANCE OF PRE-OFFSITE MEETING CONSULTATIONS – # 6 FOCUS SHIFT

CEO’s of organizations regularly hold offsite planning meetings with their executive team and/or with the Board of Directors. Likewise, Department Heads sometimes brings their team together especially if they are geographically dispersed. Often, these sessions are held on an annual basis, and the topics can be varied such as strategic planning, annual plans or to […]

IMPORTANCE OF PRE-OFFSITE MEETING CONSULTATIONS – # 5 SHORT MEETINGS

CEO’s of organizations regularly hold offsite planning meetings with their executive team and/or with the Board of Directors. Likewise, Department Heads sometimes brings their team together especially if they are geographically dispersed. Often, these sessions are held on an annual basis, and the topics can be varied such as strategic planning, annual plans or to […]

IMPORTANCE OF PRE-OFFSITE MEETING CONSULTATIONS – # 4 CONFIDENTIALITY

CEO’s of organizations regularly hold offsite planning meetings with their executive team and/or with the Board of Directors. Likewise, Department Heads sometimes brings their team together especially if they are geographically dispersed. Often, these sessions are held on an annual basis, and the topics can be varied such as strategic planning, annual plans or to […]

IMPORTANCE OF PRE-OFFSITE MEETING CONSULTATIONS – # 3 NON-ATTENDEES

CEO’s of organizations regularly hold offsite planning meetings with their executive team and/or with the Board of Directors. Likewise, Department Heads sometimes brings their team together especially if they are geographically dispersed. Often, these sessions are held on an annual basis, and the topics can be varied such as strategic planning, annual plans or to […]

IMPORTANCE OF PRE-OFFSITE MEETING CONSULTATIONS – #2 AGENDA

CEO’s of organizations regularly hold offsite planning meetings with their executive team and/or with the Board of Directors. Likewise, Department Heads sometimes brings their team together especially if they are geographically dispersed. Often, these sessions are held on an annual basis, and the topics can be varied such as strategic planning, annual plans or to […]

VALUE OF PRE-OFFSITE CONSULTATIONS REASON #1

CEO’s of organizations regularly hold offsite planning meetings with their executive team and/or with the Board of Directors. Likewise, Department Heads sometimes brings their team together especially if they are geographically dispersed. Often, these sessions are held on an annual basis, and the topics can be varied such as strategic planning, annual plans or to […]

GLOBAL BUSINESS GLOBAL PEOPLE

The Ivany Report There were few surprises in the recently released Report of the Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy “Now or Never: an Urgent call to ACTION for Nova Scotians” commonly referred to as the Ivany Report, named after the commission chairperson, Ray Ivany, president of Acadia University. In my mind this […]

GENERATING A COMPETITIVE ELECTRICITY MARKET – LEARNING FROM OTHERS

By Peter Milley & Warren Mabee The new Liberal government in Nova Scotia campaigned on a promise to break Nova Scotia Power’s monopoly, creating a “heavily regulated, competitive market”, which would allow consumers to buy electricity directly from suppliers of their choice. Their objective is to have power rates decline because energy providers will compete […]

CHANGING THE WORLD IN 2013

In the spirit of the holiday season and as 2012 draws to a close, I began to reflect on some of the things for which I am thankful, particularly in light of so much sadness and violence around the world. I am thankful for living in a stable democratic country. I am thankful for being […]