Author: Mike Desjardins

Every year the PROFIT 100 turns successful entrepreneurs into the heroes of Canadian business. Once again ViRTUS is a supporting sponsor. Now in its 21st year, the PROFIT 100 is the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Its alumni include some of the biggest names in...

[read time: 2 mins] One of the biggest challenges in corporate culture is finding ways to effectively measure and gauge the strength of your culture. Over the past decade companies have used various survey methodologies in an attempt to uncover the truth about their cultures with...

[read time: less than 1 minute] I received an email today from a CEO the other day asking me, "Do you have any good references / literature on 'how to make people care'? I'm having some employee challenges." I thought I would share my response with you: "Three ways: 1)...

One of the challenges to goal planning is understanding how your goals will affect the quality of your life. Many people (including me in the past) set goals that led to outcomes they don't want. By planning your goals around your core values you set...

In 1998, Thomas Stanley and William Danko, wrote The Millionaire Next Door, after 20 years of research into the habits, attitudes, and behaviours of millionaires. It turns out that most millionaires reach that level of wealth not by selling a business or cashing out from a...