strategy

Creativity for Better Strategy

In governance, leadership, and business we talk about strategy. I’ve heard strategy referred to alongside pillars. I’ve heard it used in terms that liken its meaning to goals. I think strategy is different from those and I think the way to refresh it best is through creativity. So, what is strategy? If we think in […]

Responsible Innovation

I am a business person through and through. I believe that business is hardwired into me from my ancestors. When I was much younger, for a business idea to appeal to me, it had to be something that I had personal fascination with; something about which I was passionate. The potential market didn’t matter; at […]

Start with Why. But Keep it Short.

Any enterprise or organization would benefit from the content in Start with Why. People in governance and leadership are busy people. Really, everybody is busy no matter their scope. This is why I would suggest reading a summary rather than the book in its entirety. The core message, although simplistic, is profound. However, I found […]

Exploring Three Elements of Climate for Business Sustainability

Climate Change. It’s not just for the realms of charities and government. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that “Climate Change is real” and that “it is caused by emissions resulting from human activities” and that “it poses a grave threat to humanity’s future.” Since Climate Change has been formally recognized by Canada’s highest […]

The Tone at the Top

In leadership, they talk about “the tone at the top”.  The concept is that a organization’s culture and its values should be set at the top, demonstrated at the top, and will therefore resonate down the organization’s hierarchy to set expectations and influence the conduct and behaviors of all. This can be in regards to […]

Risk Sometimes Gets the Blame.

I love business. I love owning properties. A thing is easy to love when it feels like your natural inclination or like an extensions of who you are. Creating businesses from nothing is a risk. Being in multi tenant residential rental properties is a risk. That doesn’t mean that these are bad things. Even though […]

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