4 Lessons Learned From Failed Tech Startups


By: Leah Jones The highly competitive and fast-paced technology industry is known for the typically short lifespan of its startups; some claim the majority of startups will not make it through the first six months, while other experts cite only an eight percent chance of success. Even technology mogul Bill Gates suffered the failure of [...]


Women In Leadership & Business Conference 2013


EVENT: Women In Leadership and Business Conference 2013 DATE: April 22-23, 2013 VENUE: White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa ADDRESS: 253 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 REGISTRATION: http://wilbconference.com/conference-registration/   The 2013 Women in Leadership and Business Conference (WIL-B) proudly presented by Results Continuum Inc., is Canada’s 2-day national learning forum designed for leaders, managers and [...]


Six Steps to Successful Pitching


By: Fatema Fatakdawala Raising money is probably the single most important thing that is always on an entrepreneur’s mind. Naturally, the skill to be able to do just that with little or no effort is as good a place as any to start. The CFO Consulting Portal did a really nice job of summarizing how [...]


Judgment: How Leaders put the Energy into Vision and Strategy


By Steve Sheils I read a quote the other day that caught my eye. It embodied the essence of my consulting practice. “Making Judgment Calls Is The Essential Job of a Leader” * With good judgment, little else matters * Without good judgment, nothing else matters It’s expected that effective leaders know how to sort [...]


What is your Leadership Style? – Is it Based on “Follower-ship”?


By Steve Sheils Implicit in past writings about Dysfunctional Senior Management Teams (SMT) were the key skills of a CEO and that building an effective and healthy SMT, requires the CEO to expel self-serving leadership tactics and to aggressively adopt and drive a servant leadership point of view throughout the organization. Consider the Theory of [...]