The Perils of an Executive Director

During my numerous years as an Executive Director of not-for-profit organizations, I’ve spent many hours strategizing, consulting and sharing several bottles of wine with my colleagues. We all agree it takes a certain type of person to successfully lead an...

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Change is the Only Constant

It's a hackneyed phrase for sure. But that doesn't make it wrong. Here in Ontario, budget cuts, elimination of needed programs and supports in health, the environment, and now arts and culture, are putting added pressure on already pressured non-profit leaders. It's...

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Are you ready to exit your business?

The folks at the Value Builder System™ provide the following insight: “Your age has a big impact on your attitude toward your business, and your feelings about one day getting out of it.” For example, one person who runs a boutique mergers and acquisitions...

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Adventures in Health Care Land

In his January 2019 Interim Report, Dr. Rueben Devlin, the Chair of the Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare, noted the impressive dedication of health care professionals but also expressed his concerns about overcrowding, wait times, equitable access to...

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