Author: Mike Desjardins

[read time: 4 mins] Stagnation is the enemy of progress and growth but chasing after every opportunity that comes your way can be just as detrimental to your business. I have a name for these myriad choices that appear like opportunities but in most cases are...

Coaching is a great way to support Direct Reports in terms of continuous learning and give a “lift” to their leadership.  It includes providing feedback on behaviours, content or process; and is done in a way that the person receiving it feels respected and has...

Here are the instructions for completing the TOWS Matrix that I outlined in my June 2010, Business in Vancouver: Boardroom Strategy column. ...

A few days ago I had the unique experience of being able to run a portion of a strategic planning for a client 200 ft in the area above the Peak of Grouse Mountain, suspended in a viewing platform on the Eye of the Wind,...

I met Lydia Johnson over six years ago while she was a banking vice president of sales and service and led a sales team of about 1000 staff. It was clear during our first coffee that she was truly what Malcolm Gladwell meant in the...