Geoff Colvin of Fortune Magazine On “Brexit”

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Millions of eyes and ears count on ― and respect ― Geoff Colvin’s insights on the key issues driving change in business, politics, and the economy. The senior editor of Fortune magazine, and named by Directorship magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential Figures in Corporate Governance,” Colvin draws on his years of insider access to top government figures and high-profile executives to share effective leadership strategies, and provides his unparalleled perspective on the business climate of today…and tomorrow. Below Geoff contemplates the impact of Brexit:

Brexit Fallout: World Leaders Should Wonder If They’re Next

Imagine what’s going through the mind of every developed country’s leader. Virtually all of them had endorsed the losing Remain side in the Brexit referendum, and now they’re wondering, What if that referendum’s equivalent had been held in my country? Nationalistic, anti-immigrant, isolationist movements are rising in France, Austria, Poland, Denmark, and elsewhere in the developed world. While those movements are usually described as right-wing, the Leave supporters also included a left-wing faction of older trade unionists and younger socialists, and every developed country has plenty of those too.

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Carol Roth – Business Media Personality – 3 Tips to Avoid In Business Meetings

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Business Media Personality


“3 Tips to Avoid Business Meeting Fumbles”

An authoritative voice in business and news media and an on-air contributor for CNBC, CAROL ROTH is a highly sought after panel moderator and emcee who always ensures that “business is never boring”, making her a time and time again favourite with all audiences.

Here, Carol shares her expertise when it comes to meetings, helping people get more out of them, in less time:

1. Have a pre-game plan.
When expectations and parameters are set up ahead of time, it makes it less likely that somebody will drop the ball. The easiest way to avoid fumbles is to have a pre-game plan set up where it is clearly spelled out what topics will be covered, what needs to be thought out ahead of time, and who needs to bring what (even snacks and drinks- meetings tend to work better when nobody is “hangry”!). Even if one of the main purposes of the meeting is brainstorming, it can help save time if people bring in pre-thought out ideas to discuss at the meeting, rather than sitting there in silence with pen to paper.

Set this pre-game plan in motion with a quick call, group email, group video chat or even with a short prep-meeting. Write up the plan in detail and distribute it so that everyone’s working from the same play-book. Without this pre-meeting game plan, it’s a sure bet that there will be business meeting fumbles.

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Ryan Walter | Leadership & Peak Performance Speaker

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Leadership & Peak Performance Expert

MIND SHIFT – Distracted by the Past

An inspirational and content-rich Keynote Speaker, Ryan Walter draws directly from his Stanley Cup winning 15 seasons as an NHL player, subsequent broadcasting career, diverse business accomplishments, and NHL coaching experience to share the success strategies that must be applied in order for great performance to be achieved. With an emphasis on performance, leadership, team synergy and personal empowerment, Ryan charts a winning course for high performance, leadership and team achievement.

Hockey season is just around the corner, so let’s talk football!

The Seattle Seahawks and Pete Carroll certainly caught my attention over the past few seasons for their play on the field, but recently I have also been impressed by their attention to detail off the field. Let’s go back a few seasons… to a 2013 ESPN article* in which head coach Pete Carroll ssaid,

“I wanted to find out if we went to the NFL and really took care of guys, really cared about each and every individual, what would happen?”

The article continued, “The big idea is that happy players make for better players. Everyone in the facility, from coaches and players to personal assistants and valets, is expected to follow Carroll’s mantras regarding positivity of thought, words and actions. ” ‘Do your job better than it has ever been done before,’ he tells them. Yelling and swearing are frowned upon, and every media interview with a player or coach ends with a thank-you to the reporter.”

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Pattie Lovett-Reid gets three Ds (Blog)

Why ex-banker Pattie Lovett-Reid gets three Ds

Former bank executive Pattie Lovett-Reid is the host of The Pattie Lovett-Reid Show on CTV News Channel. On the Toronto Star’s series on the financial habits of notable Canadians, Pattie  told the Toronto Star’s Emily Mathieu about the stress of being “house poor,” her inability to justify her love of luxury purses, and her three firm rules for getting out of debt.

What was the best piece of financial advice you ever received?
My father told me not to flunk retirement. I needed to put some money away from the day I started to work because there would come a time when I would no longer be able to work. He also said don’t let life become a series of take-aways. Stay in the game, don’t become complacent, continue to upgrade your skills and believe in yourself — even if no one else does. Don’t become unbelievably average.

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