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Leadership Featured Stories:

    • What Makes Companies Succeed? The Waterford Energy Plan

      by Tina Olivero

      Blair MacDougall is a Senior Consultant and Director of Waterford Energy. Having worked with companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, EnCana, Marathon and Devon on both development projects and exploration campaigns, Blair took the entrepreneurial plunge to create Waterford Energy Services. Having experience working around the globe Waterford Energy Services was a single person operation but […]

    • Dion Finlay – Hospitality Leader Leaves a Legacy

      by Tina Olivero

      Dion Finlay the Visionary Dion Finlay is a visionary and an icon in the Newfoundland entrepreneurial arena. Founder and creator of The Leaside Group of Companies, Dion’s portfolio of offerings boasts a growing hospitality company operating in the city of St. John’s; Bed and Breakfasts, a Boutique Hotel, Spa and Cafe services, and furnished apartments […]

    • What Makes Oil Companies Likeable?

      by Diane Bégin

      A few years ago someone called me a hypocrite because I said I could never work for an oil and gas company. Growing up in the heart of oil and gas country – in northern Alberta – it could be a surprising assertion. Or not. Then again there’s that George Bernard Shaw saying, “Progress is […]

    • Five Ways to Improve Your Business Performance

      by Tina Olivero

      The business order of the industrial revolution was survival of the fittest. That model no longer works. We’ve emerged into something new that will allow our business operations to thrive with the inclusion of the masses. We are on a radically different playing field with information technology advancement and the emergence of globalization. This new playing field requires a higher, […]

    • Canadian LNG on Ice? Where Will the Puck Stop?

      by Ryan Pereira

      “Skate to where the puck is going, not yo where it has been” Can Canadian LNG learn from Gretzky? For anyone who follows ice hockey, Wayne Gretzky needs no introduction. A former Canadian professional player, head coach and legendary national hero from 1979 to 1999, Gretzky represented four teams over 20 seasons in the National […]

    • The Unlearning Curve

      by Heather Rogan

      Twenty years, inclusive of a major and a minor, three summer terms and fifteen years of full time work, is how long it has taken me to learn that I in fact know very little. For years, I operated under the illusion that becoming an adult and a professional meant that I would fully master […]

    • Executive Protection – Its Smart Business Insurance

      by Tina Olivero

      Early in 2015, I had the pleasure of meeting Giorgio Bereti.  A tall, handsome, well dressed man fitting the description of a protective services agent, he showed up at the Calgary airport to greet me.  Always a watchful eye and ear, Giorgio presents a restful sense of security.  As we travelled into the city he […]

    • Daring Leaders: 5 Qualities they MUST have

      by Jenn Lofgren

      The year was 1994. The place was Pretoria, South Africa. Amid widespread unrest over apartheid, Nelson Mandela stood on the podium and took over the presidency from F.W. de Klerk. Amongst the dignitaries and world leaders, a few men stood out. Unlike those around them, they had no real power, attainments or any reason to […]

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