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3HAG: 3 YEAR HIGHLY ACHIEVABLE GOAL – WHAT IS YOURS? 6 STEPS TO FIND YOURS business Oct 22, 2015

As a young CEO – I had big dreams. That was the easy part. I could easily see the 10-30 year picture and communicate the picture clearly to my whole team. As Jim Collins and Jerry Porras coined it – we knew our Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG). We could all describe...

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WHY IS CONTINUOUS LEARNING A KEY TRAIT OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES? 6 STEPS TO CONSIDER. business Oct 15, 2015

When I was building my first company, I was loving the amount of things I was learning every day.  I was a sponge and very curious of what was best practice and how others had achieved their success. 

I was a business book junkie.  I was reading up to 4 business books a week at the...

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DOES YOUR ‘VILLAGE’ INCLUDE A HOCKEY TEAM? business Sep 24, 2015

As I pull my hockey gear out for my game tonite I realize this is my 20th season in the Whistler Women’s Hockey League.  I have been playing with the same team of awesome ladies who have definitely been part of my “village”  while I grew and sold two FinTech companies...

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DOES IT REALLY TAKE A “VILLAGE” TO GROW A CEO? business Sep 17, 2015

Last night I attended the ACETECH Reception to kick off the year. Sort of felt like the start of school. In attendance were 150 CEOs from around Vancouver and further away in BC. I have been attending this kick off since 1997 when I first became a CEO. It was a great night to reacquaint...

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4 REASONS WHY DISRUPTORS ARE INNOVATIVE SERVICE PROVIDERS business Sep 11, 2015

When the word “Disruptor” is spoken – to most it’s seen as negative. According to the definition on Dictionary.com: Disrupt is “top cause disorder or turmoil.” The business definition from this site:...

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WANT TO MAKE FASTER DECISIONS? HERE IS HOW business Sep 04, 2015

Over 15 years ago – I was deep in chaos with a fast growing team and company. Every day was like a week, every week like a month, and every month like a year. Time was flying and we had to make decisions fast to keep up with the speed of growth and the market. We were struggling –...

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HOW DO ‘A’ PLAYERS FIND AN ‘A’ PLAYER BOSS? 3 THINGS TO CONSIDER business Aug 27, 2015

When I was out there looking for my first job(s) – I was looking for a place to go to make money. Looking back on it and on my resume in my early 20s, I had quite a few jobs for many different reasons. But mostly because I was making bad choices on the people I was going to work with and...

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AS A CEO, WHAT TO DO WITH TEAM MEMBERS WHO OPENLY DON’T GET ALONG business Aug 20, 2015

Ever lead a dream team that doesn’t get along?  Both in athletics and my work, I have experienced bringing together the best skilled people possible where a few of the team members didn’t get along. Normal or not

Actually, this happens more often than...

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