A woman’s place is in the executive suite

Females by nature are more often in tune with all five senses, according to CEO Suzy Monford

A woman’s place is in the executive suiteWhen I heard that Andronico’s Community Markets had named a new Chief Executive Officer for their chain of stores in the San Francisco bay area, I was delighted. First of all, I live in Berkeley and shop at my neighborhood Andronico’s, so I’m personally looking forward to upcoming changes. Second, did I mention that the…

Business intelligence vs. competitive intelligence

Both serve an important purpose in today’s ever-changing and increasingly competitive business environment

Business intelligence vs. competitive intelligenceDownload Business intelligence vs. competitive intelligence CALGARY, AB, Apr 13, 2015/ Troy Media/ - In today’s fast-paced business world, the sheer number of terms (and their associated acronyms) is enough to baffle even the most seasoned professional. It doesn’t help that many terms that sound similar are used interchangeably, even when they refer to vastly…

Trust a vital quality for effective leadership

Trust has a practical impact on the bottom line. Just ask the oil industry

Trust a vital quality for effective leadershipPurchase Trust a vital quality for effective leadership EDMONTON, AM, Mar 16, 2015/ Troy Media/ - In a world that’s moving as rapidly and unpredictably as our world is today, what’s the ‘North Star’ for leaders, the one constant – in a universe of insecurity – that can ensure success? Trust. This was the compelling…

Leadership skills for the global professional

Dealing effectively with global diversity requires something more than generic leadership skills

Leadership skills for the global professionalDownload Leadership skills for the global professional SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jan 27, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Our advanced technological world is also a global world. And while this world may be “one world” in many ways, it’s still astonishingly diverse. Dealing effectively with this diversity requires something more than generic leadership skills if you're a…

6 techniques to keep in mind for your next videoconference

The effective use of visual technology comes with practice and experience

6 techniques to keep in mind for your next videoconferenceBERKELEY, CA, Jun 2, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Communication technology has completely changed the way we connect with people while conducting business. It has opened global markets and fostered the use of geographically dispersed teams – including multiple site organizations and remote or home working. But not all technology is created equal. Lean technologies, like…

How Indigenous outlooks can transform your organization

Five ways to integrate Indigenous-based practices into your organization to support innovation and enhance performance

How Indigenous outlooks can transform your organizationVICTORIA, BC, Apr 17, 2014/ Troy Media/ - The outdoor education organization Outward Bound emerged during the Second World War to build resilience with merchant marine sailors. The German U-boats were sinking merchant vessels and younger sailors were perishing in the North Atlantic more than their more "grizzled" colleagues. What started as a boot camp…

The dirty little secret of employee surveys

They're junk science

The dirty little secret of employee surveysJanuary 16, 2013 CALGARY, AB, Jan. 16, 2013/ Troy Media/ - Each year, hundreds of thousands of people, employees from the executive suite to the front lines, are asked to complete an employee survey. Almost a billion dollars worth of engagement surveys are sold in North America each year. The case for improving employee engagement…
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