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Small Business Pivots:
How an Ice Cream Shop Weathered and Survived 2020

These are turbulent times in business, especially for small independent businesses. Under the weight of this pandemic, it’s a sink-or-swim situation. Companies are flexing their creativity and colouring outside the lines in an all-out effort to survive. Every minute for these businesses, there are critical decisions to be made, pivots and constant course corrections, often…

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Giving Insightful Answers to Questions:
Learning to Get People to Listen

Giving Insightful Answers to Questions Many people think they’re good at answering audience questions, but often their answers to these questions fall flat. We’re here to change that. You have great ideas. But do people listen when you speak? Being able to answer questions effectively requires you to think on your feet. You must demonstrate…

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Finding Purpose in Tragedy:
Raising Awareness for Mental Health One Run at a Time

“Hardship often prepares ordinary people for extraordinary destiny…” -C. S. Lewis Point blank, if you asked Andrea Gordon if she considered herself a leader, without hesitation, she’d say yes. Over the last five months, she has faced tragic loss, unimaginable grief, personal resolve, and empowerment. Through adversity, she discovered the undeniable power of her voice…

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A Quarantine Challenge:
Taking a Million Steps in a Single Month

We all face times in life where the headwinds of challenge are strong.  Sometimes this is due to poor decisions we’ve made, other times challenge comes out of nowhere. Since March of this year, we’ve been in one of the most unique and unprecedented times due to Covid-19. While we haven’t been impacted equally, we’ve…

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If I Can Do That, What Else Is Possible?

In our continued effort to highlight the voice of our clients, we’re bringing you some thoughts on challenge from Paul Zani. Paul’s experience pushing himself physically translates into his professional role at BD, and as he tells below, parenting as well.   I have four kids. When they were 10, 12, 13, and 15, I…

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Leading Remotely in a Crisis:
How to Set the Tone and Keep Your Team Intact

As workplaces close due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), many leaders are leading remotely for the first time. Challenging situations like this change work and team dynamics. In times like this, where crisis is at the forefront, businesses and their people are impacted in ways we may not have anticipated and prepared for. It is a…

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Diversity and Inclusion:
My journey to understanding my privilege

In an on-going effort to encourage conversation and inspire change, we’re honoured to share the second article from guest author, Synthia Kloot, Senior Vice President of Operations at Colliers International. She continues her journey with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion through the exploration of her own privilege. We hope the ideas shared move you to join…

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From Observing to Driving Change

At Cadence Leadership + Communication, we’re committed to helping people create real and impactful change in the workplace and beyond. We firmly believe that to inspire change, we need to share ideas and highlight the leaps others take to move the needle. When Synthia Kloot, Senior Vice President of Operations at Colliers International, shared her journey…

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The Youth Are Getting Restless:
Emma Smith of Zimt Chocolates

Creating your own ideal corporate atmosphere: Taking the leap through conviction and self-belief We continue with the second instalment of “The Youth are Getting Restless” blog series, focusing on how energetic young leaders are making a difference in the corporate world. Corporate leaders should take note of these successful young people who are ushering in a wave of corporate change with…

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The Youth are Getting Restless:
Kristin Ebeling of Skate Like a Girl

What We Can Learn from the Next Generation of Leaders: Skateboarding, Social Justice and What Organizations should look for in hiring new talent The corporate world is primed for a youthful and energized takeover by fresh talent who are looking to improve the world for their generation and beyond. Our series on “The Youth are…

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