Leadership Communication Advice: SHUT UP! And Listen Before You Lead.

When I consider the root cause behind many of the fundamental missteps in leadership that I’ve either witnessed, or personally perpetuated, it almost always boils down to one common shortcoming - that leaders consistently fail to actively listen. In fact, this isn’t simply about leaders. It applies to sales professionals, consultants, and negotiators of all stripes.



A Great Boss – Be One | Have One

Boss’s Day is generally observed on or around October 16 in North America. This year it was Monday, October 17th.

Over the last few years, Boss’s Day has become popular, not only in the United States and Canada but throughout the world. Oddly, the other countries who have latched on to this notion are Lithuania, Romania, Australia, India, and South Africa. Who knew?


Leadership Tips for First Time Millennial Managers

The year 2016 has been the period where millennials have been heavily studied. And they should be. They already form 25% of the workforce in US, and by 2020, they are going to form 50 % of the global workforce1. HR departments across the world have been concerned with attracting, retaining, and motivating millennials.


Healthcare IT Trends 2016

The Annual conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) was held in Las Vegas from Feb 29th – March 4th. This year saw a huge crowd with upwards of fifty thousand attendees.


Women on Corporate Boards – A Roadmap to Getting There for Young Professionals

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, I thought we should continue the discussion about women on corporate boards (or lack of). Personally, I think the discussion needs to be broader than just within women’s groups and conferences. This is a discussion that the entire business world needs to participate in.


Compliance Truly is Like Oxygen

One great thing about being located in Vancouver is seeing the entrepreneurial spirit that moves the people in this city. Since Vancouver is a start-up hub for Canada, Vancouverites witness a lot of rising stars, including many billion-dollar evaluated companies in the IT field. Up until very recently, one of these promising companies, Zenefits, was developing a great reputation for innovation.


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