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Culture isn't a beautiful office, scheduled "fun" time, or free candy. It’s not foosball, fancy vision statements, or a gym membership. It’s not, on its own, an open door policy, casual Fridays, or a great BBQ. A company's culture is what a company's leaders do,...

I did something I’m kind of sheepish about over the weekend. We have hired a delightful woman who works for us part-time. She is a very talented graphic designer and she is helping us stay organized and perform tasks in a variety of areas. Here’s what...

Last impressions count. You can be an absolute pro at work for years, you can try your hardest, lean in, produce great work, and add value; and then it happens. For whatever reason, you decide you're going to leave (or someone decides for you), and...

We are so excited for our client ShoeMe.ca, whose founder and CEO, Sean Clark, sold his Vancouver-based online footwear company this year in an acquisition that consolidated ShoeMe.ca with OnlineShoes.com, an online footwear retailer based out of Seattle. Roger Hardy, founder and former CEO of optical giant Coastal Contacts...

Ok I get it - “Human Resources” is not a widely understood term.  The title is a bit cold and uninspiring, and people don’t want to be referred to as “resources”, but rather as living, breathing, creative beings.  “Human Resources” doesn’t really reflect the skillset...

Whether your company is tiny and eager to add people and reach a critical mass, or trying to find a rhythm of swelling and shrinking with the seasons, there is often an impulse to grow big and grow fast. I try to encourage my companies and...