Canada’s pipeline debate needs reality check
Focus on worst-case scenarios loses sight of what’s vastly more likely to happen.
Double-double Tims trouble
The much beloved Canadian institution flew into some flak when it pulled Enbridge ads flashing by on its in-store TV screens.
Feds out of touch on auto strategy
A national strategy is necessary to raise Canada’s profile as an automotive manufacturing superstar.
Leadership fuels ambition
Canada is falling victim to a leadership deficit, and it needs to be turned around.
Growth Tips: Don’t waste words
Inwardly focused communications won’t motivate prospects.
Create a culture of leaders
Turn disruptive management into influential leadership.
Growth Tips: Ins and outs of marketing
Both have their merits, combine them for an allbound approach.
Don’t be afraid of mistakes
Fear discourages innovation and creativity.
Ontario’s power struggle
Successive Ontario governments mishandled the energy file and Wynne’s administration appears to be continuing the bungling.
Manufacturing and the Millennials
The reality is, they’re going to make up the largest proportion of the workforce (75%) by 2025.
Growth Tips: Influencing RFP outcomes
Speed up the decision process and improve your odds.
Action plan to stop sexual violence and harassment
Ontario introduces ‘It’s Never Okay’ and commitments to the workplace.
Growth Tips: Cover your customer touch points
Improve the way you interact with prospects to grow profits.
Let’s simplify innovation
Great innovation does something differently instead of doing something better
Bring balance back to the economy
A renewed strategy for advancing manufacturing should be linked to responsible resource use.
Growth Tips: How to get in front of a key executive
Reach key executives with a personal contact by letter.
Prepare a cyber defence
Manufacturers need to be aware of the threat to their businesses and place cyber security high on the action list.
Lean Alert: Go to the Gemba
Japanese term refers to “where the work is being done.”
Tips to avoid tipsy workers
Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace.
Canada needs a manufacturing strategy
“A highly skilled workforce is essential to innovation and productivity in today’s knowledge-based economy…”
Lean Alert: Focus on respect for people
Create an inspirational environment for people to live lean concepts.
Growth Tips: Make six figures in 30 minutes
Spend 90% of the selling time listening, 10% making your pitch.
Getting a handle on shift work
How to avoid the negative effects on workers.
Message to America: Free trade, fair trade
Buy America/American protectionist measures are costing jobs on both sides of the border.
Have your say about news of the day
Join the conversation, add a comment
Growth Tips: Exceeding customers’ expectations
Every customer touch point must make a positive statement.
Inefficient drug coverage costs billions of dollars
Canadian employers waste $5 billion a year.
Canadian economy in for a very bumpy ride
Compared to going into the 2009 global recession, it’s in much worse shape.
Auto sector revival
There are signs of life for investment.
Growth Tips: Why you can’t grow your company
Having a consistent marketing system is key.
Wynne’s fiscal imprudence is reckless
In a study measuring fiscal performance, the Ontario Premier placed eighth.
Alberta tried economic diversification – and failed
Growth and public benefits are driven by low tax rates, a flexible labour market and attracting investment.