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Eight years ago, before I came to work at ViRTUS, I fell into an exciting job. The head office is in Waterloo, Ontario and I live in Vancouver. They needed a facilitator on the West Coast and so I had the much coveted clause in...

Imagine this. You’re on the operating table about to have your appendix removed.  You’re drifting gently into la-la land unable to speak when your surgeon walks in and says, “Ok folks, gut feel says it’s the right leg we need to take off.”  Oh dear. You’re...

When I go into an organization to work with leaders and teams, I often hear how the organization’s silos are getting in the way of business success. I hear people blaming other departments for everything from taking credit where credit is definitely not due, to stalling projects...

One of the first questions I get asked by entrepreneurs, CEOs, and executives interested in mentoring and coaching is, "what's the difference between them?" Coaching is a process in which a coach asks a series of cascading questions (sometimes referred to as Socratic Method), to help the...

I'm pleased to announce that long time ViRTUS Exchange Member Stacey Cerniuk has been featured in a new book on Canadian entrepreneurs entitled, "Dynamic Entrepreneurs of the 21st Century." Stacey owns Annex Consulting, a local IT outsourcing and technology recruitment firm that he founded in...

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 ...

The most effective framework for strategic planning for a small to medium sized entrepreneurial company that I've come across is laid out in the book, The Rockefeller Habits, by Verne Harnish. If you've been looking to find a straightforward way to engage your team in a...

CEO's and Entrepreneurs who are interested in delegating decisions to their team need to setup a framework for that empowerment so that they feel comfortable with the way decisions are made. Here are the six questions that CEOs and Entrepreneurs ask themselves when they are making...

I asked one my customers, Lonnie Tkach, to write me a letter describing his journey from a bricks and mortar business (the IRL in the title of this post means In Real Life) to an online business in the same industry.  I've watched him go...