The British Columbia “Health Tax” a Blessing in Disguise

The new “Health Tax announced in the reading of the 2018 BC provincial budget made it clear that the NDP/Green government wants to transfer the burden of the health care system onto the backs of BC businesses. The $500K payroll exemption excludes micro businesses from the new tax burden. However, based on an average annual […]

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Emerging Leader Development: Coaching vs.Training

A bottleneck many growing companies face in the current economy is attracting proven and effective leaders to facilitate and manage profitable growth. These proven leaders command premium salaries and bonuses assuming you can even get their attention. There are times that the answer to a problem is literally sitting right in front of us. You […]

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Chickens, Eggs and Leadership

I learned a valuable lesson about leadership and organizational behavior from the most unlikely source: chickens, eggs, and my grandchildren. My daughter and son-in-law live on an acreage in Langley and thought it would be great to teach my granddaughter and her brother valuable life lessons by having them raise and take care of some […]

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Business Coaching: I’m Not Sexy But I’m Effective

When it comes to business coaching there are some very sexy business coaches out there. Now I am not talking about physical attractiveness for romantic purposes but those who capture our imagination and inspire us. They tell a great story and have high energy. They are inspirational, motivating and get you believing in yourself. This […]

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Solving the Profitability Epidemic in Surrey

There is a profitability epidemic lurking amongst manufacturing and trades businesses in Vancouver and the surrounding area.  Although a large number of businesses are flourishing I have had the opportunity to meet with dozens of business owners of well established businesses who employ five to fifty people that struggle to break even.  In many cases […]

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