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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...

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...

[caption id="attachment_746" align="alignright" width="219" caption="Click to enlarge"][/caption] One of the mistakes I see consistently in organizations trying to create or manage change is thinking that through theoretical understanding somehow people will manage to change either a behaviour or a system. The challenge is that when we...

[caption id="attachment_674" align="alignright" width="320" caption="The view that relaxes me."][/caption] Starting 9 years ago I have taken the last week of August off to head up to Whistler and do three things: plan for the year coming up, read some of the books that have been stacking...

Over the past year I'm consistently asked to answer the question, "what is your overall leadership development philosophy?" I thought it would be helpful to put pen to paper and blog my answer. Our experience over the past 10 years working with thousands of senior...

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...