You know that great feeling when your kids are well out of diapers, gaining more independence every day, and you are functioning well as a family – schedules are set, roles are established and you’re enjoying that next stage in your life?
I was exactly there this year. My kids, a 10 and 6 year old, were thriving at the same school where my wife, their mom, is a teacher. We had a great rhythm in our lives – we’d sorted out our systems.
Then we had a surprise. Read the rest of this entry »
From his office, in a beautiful historic building in Rothesay, Peter Buckley shared his philosophy (and some advice) on how he and his team help their clients find a clear path to financial independence.
Peter, a financial adviser for more than 30 years (with seven professional designations), is co-founder of Buckley Patterson Shaw Securities (BPSS) an independent financial services firm that provides comprehensive wealth management. They support their clients with a mixture of financial plans, investment and insurance products and debt repayment strategies. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bruce McLeod
It wasn’t very long after having “arrived” in the role of my dreams – Global VP of Human Resources – that I started to wonder, “what in the world have I done?” I had determined early on in my career that I was going to one-day hold a seat on a senior executive team. It seemed an ambitious goal at times, and yet the closer I got and the more realistic it became, the harder I drove. Read the rest of this entry »
Kyu Bin (Sam) Jang is the youngest leader I’ve interviewed for this column – and what a leader he is. Sam is heading into Grade 12 at Kennebecasis Valley High School with a brilliant 4.0/95 per cent GPA and a long list of achievements so far: great attendance, numerous academic achievements, volunteering awards, he plays guitar in the Korean Youth Orchestra and percussion in the KVHS jazz and concert band, and – if you can believe this – he looked after 30 milking cows during the spring of 2016.
Sam speaks both Korean and English and has worked at his family’s popular Riverview Convenience Store & Gas (Wilson’s) in Quispamsis for the past three summers scooping ice cream. Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve just completed an important case study, headed by Dr. Bill Howatt, which evaluated the impact of one-to-one coaching on leaders of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
The value of one-to-one coaching has been broadly adopted in the global business community as an effective lever for personalized leadership development.
Both corporate and public organizations recognize the transformational impact coaching has on a leader’s performance but what would the impact be on a diverse group of SME leaders sprinkled around the province of New Brunswick, Canada? We just found out.