Author: Mike Desjardins

I've been researching online goal planning software over the past two years and so far the best product that I've come across that encompasses everything that I know,  have read and personally experienced about successful goal planning that ties values into goals and tasks, has...

An interview with Bill Taylor, Game Changer blogger for HarvardBusiness.org. Zappos knows that they can't deliver great customer service unless their employees are committed to the values of the company.They attempt to bride new employees to quit during the initial training. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.771680&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about "Why...

Not sure if your leadership abilities are up to par? Why not ask your direct reports? [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.768423&w=425&h=350&fv=xml%3D%2Fplayer.config.php%26video%3Da5425d6965fbd4c8fbe1%26autostart%3Dfalse] more about "How to Know if You're a Great Leader?", posted with vodpod ...

If you're anything like me then you have a stack of magazines, books, articles, emails, and video in your "to read" pile.  So I was quite thankful to receive this link from Tana Heminsley  for the McKinsey Quarterly listing of the top ten articles for 2008...

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="197" caption="Sony Reader"][/caption] Think of it as an iPod for your books. This Christmas the avid CEO reader has a brand new gadget under their tree:  an E Book Reader. The New York Time published a great article yesterday on the three primary devices...

One of the most amazing things about memories is that they are malleable.  How many times have you been speaking with a friend and talking about something in the past only to realize that you've forgotten a number of the details. As it turns out, it's...

 Bill Good & Mike Desjardins  I had the pleasure of being on the Bill Good Show this morning on CKNW 980 to represent ViRTUS and talk about how CEOs and entrepreneurs are reacting to the current economic situation.  Click here to listen to the program, select...

      Morgans Hotel Group has decided not to participate in the Recession.  In fact, they wrote a terse letter and posted it on their blog, www.recessison.com, (that's right Recess Is On!) to it letting it know that the "inn is full." I've spoken to a lot of...