Author: Mike Desjardins

Over the past ten years we've had the opportunity to work with well 1,000+ executives and CEOs, focused on helping them becoming better leaders, strategists, and visionaries. In that time I've seen the aftermath of many failed leadership development initiatives, that we've been called in...

I'm inviting you to experience your courage and join me on the ViRTUS Drop Zone Team. On September 15, 2009, our team will be rappelling down the side of the AXA Pacific Building in downtown Vancouver and we'd love you to join us! Here's a...

Jeffrey Kearney, one of the Mentors at ViRTUS, send me the link to this TED talk the other day. It's a relatively short video of behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, discussing his own counter intuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings on...

My friend Lewisa Anciano has worked with her business partner, Jacqui Noftall, to create one of the coolest new tools for growing companies that have small HR departments but not the systems required to handle their growing business: kickstarthr.com.  Basically for a few hundred dollars...

Maria LoScerbo from EpicPR.ca sent this fantastic video to me the other day.  It shows what it would look like if consumers negotiated the same way some people do in the business world. It's quick, it's funny, and it's worth a watch. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2a8TRSgzZY] ...

Link to the recorded presentation: http://tinyurl.com/mjdrn2 Books I mentioned: Good to Great by Jim Collins Eighth Habit by Stephen Covey Winning by Jack & Suzie Welch Link to our website: http://www.virtusinc.com ...

On Tuesday, June 16th, at 10am PST, ViRTUS will be collaborating with Mindfield Group to present a webinar focusing on the top 10 things that leaders throughout your organization need to focus on during turbulent times.  This 60 min webinar (30 mins presentation, 30 mins...

Joel Shapiro emailed me a link to an article that Malcolm Gladwell has written in this week's New Yorker magazine, that takes the story of David versus Goliath and connects it to modern examples of how to change the game in your favour. Here are two...

It's during turbulent times, whether it be the current global economic situation or in times of industry or organization crisis, that CEOs have a tremendous opportunity to pull the people in their organization together towards a common goal.  As Francois De La Rochefoucauld said, "there...