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Leadership Featured Stories:

    • Oil & Gas News: Discover The Pioneers & Visionaries

      by Tina Olivero

      The latest edition (Vol. 24 #4) of The OGM magazine is now available to view and read online – free! This Winter 2015 edition about Pioneers & Visionaries include: Global Oil Companies Invest – Proving Offshore Newfoundland is a Hot Spot Tony Tjan: Self Awareness = Successful Entrepreneurs Dr. Ian Gates: Looking for New Solutions […]

    • Ches Penney – Leader of Penney Group

      by Tina Olivero

      Ches Penney is a visionary who masterminded the Penney Group which is now one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest private commercial enterprises. Ches began his career in banking before entering the world of private business. His business interests have expanded to include a number of companies, covering everything from automobiles, heavy construction, concrete, energy services, […]

    • Carolann Harding: From Rejection to Success

      by Kalysha Snow

      Carolann Harding has overcome many obstacles in her career to get to the point of pursuing her passion. That passion is helping companies and entrepreneurs explore, grow and flourish. Stemming from a family of entrepreneurs, Harding has always had the motivation for success: “Motivation, I believe, comes from within,” she states. “I am a highly motivated […]

    • Marketing Lessons To Be Learned From Our Federal Election!

      by Nancy Boisvert

      Well, the longest federal election campaign in modern history is over! After 10 years in power, the governing Conservatives have been relegated to official opposition status and the Liberals rose from third-party status to a majority government, surfing on a red tide that was looking for change. The results have created a bit of uncertainty, […]

    • 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, […]

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