Fuel for Thought

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

Fuel for Thought

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

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How to Make Your Business Extraordinary in 2016

Do you believe you have the secret formula to making your business extraordinary in 2016 or could your beliefs be holding your company back? It’s the beliefs of leaders that influence their behaviour and actions. “What you do proves what you believe,” says Simon Sinek. For example, if you don’t believe in the benefits of…

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Three Signs Your Corporate Culture May Be Stuck in Status Quo

There’s an enemy at the gates of your organization. His name is status quo. You wouldn’t recognize him as the enemy — he’s friendly, comfortable and easy to get along with. He’s always there as you put together another annual budget with the standard increase to the bottom line. He encourages you to take on…

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Why Your Culture of Safety Might Not Be So Safe

As much as we all want to work in an environment that is safe, many of us don’t get that opportunity. Twelve people die every day in their places of work in the U.S. When it comes to workplace injuries, 3 out of every 100 employees will suffer a work related injury. In Canada, in 2012,…

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Create a Winning Culture with One Key Word!

If you want to drive your culture towards success then be careful about the words you choose. The language used in your organization will shape the behaviors of the people. If the talk is all about customers first, employees will place emphasis on serving the customer. If the conversation is about cost reduction, the actions…

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Why we need to actively design the culture at our country’s largest employer

This fall is full of election frenzy, whether you’re in Canada or the United States.  In both countries, the federal government is the largest employer. In Canada there are over 250,000 people working for the national employer. The next largest Canadian employers are George Weston (owners of Loblaws and Shoppers Drug Mart) at just over…

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Culture – Culprit or Hero?

Culture may have been the most looked up word in 2014 but now it’s in danger of being inappropriately overused.  Culture is being blamed for failures in business more and more often.  Here are some recent sample news items: Is Solomon scandal the latest sign of a CBC celebrity culture? Konrad Yakabuski, Globe & Mail…

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What Successful CEO’s are Saying About Corporate Culture

One thing that most successful CEO‘s have in common is an almost fanatical focus on their organization’s culture. In January 2015, Entrepreneur Magazine wrote an article quoting Virgin Groups’ Founder Richard Branson. He said:“Culture is one of the most underappreciated essentials in business: No matter how visionary, brilliant and far-reaching a leader’s strategy might be,…

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