What does art have to do with work in the 21st century?

This past weekend I spent time at an art class in the hope of having the kids provide drawings, wisdom and insights for my book, The Journey to Business Common Sense: What's New

Published on: September 3rd, 2015 Ayelet Baron

Living out loud in the 21st century: why we are never alone

I was recently invited to be a mentor at a speed mentoring event in the Silicon Valley. I was curious to experience this 7-minute random sharing. I wondered how it would work and I

Published on: August 11th, 2015 Ayelet Baron

How Influitive uses IT resources to powerfully boost employee engagement

There is a lot of interest in apps, and new ones are being continuously developed to make things easier, more efficient, and accessible. From apps to summon taxis, to doing personal banking, to

Published on: April 30th, 2015 Marylka Empey

You should work out loud in the 21st century

If you have been engaging with my thinking on building thriving 21st century organizations, you will know that this is the best time to be alive as we live in an open and

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Ayelet Baron

Shedding light on virtual work in the 21st century

The pace of change continues to increase and with change comes new opportunities to align our organizations to 21st century realities. In the 20th century organization, managers needed to physically see their employees

Published on: November 11th, 2014 Ayelet Baron

In conversation with a start-up: Jay Kapadia from Kiddology

Over the past number of years, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of startups. Some have become clients. I've also become a fan of a number of them. However,

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Gartner Symposium concludes by making clear that CIO challenges are daunting

The uphill battle of the CIO in building themselves into leadership positions involves overcoming not only the general dislike of technology in popular culture, but the view that technology-based rules in the work

Published on: October 10th, 2014 Jim Love

Building connected networks is the most important skill of the 21st century

The most important skill we need to develop for the 21st century is our ability to build strong partnerships. At the core of this is our relationships. Industry lines are blurring. We no

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Ayelet Baron

How executives can work together: Andrew Dillane, CIO of Randstad

Andrew Dillane has been at Randstad Canada Group for more than a decade and has had his chance at wearing several leadership hats before finding the best fit in the role of CIO.

Published on: August 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson

What is the most important social media secret for the 21st century?

I am an early adopter of technology because I have been lucky enough to understand the value that it brings to business and my life. When I think about the power of technology,

Published on: August 18th, 2014 Ayelet Baron

3 Twitter chat stars for #FollowFriday

It's time for our weekly roundup of the people we're following on Twitter and that we think you should follow too. This week I'd like to take the opportunity to recognize some of

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

My 90-year-old father is attending the conference he founded 52 years ago

My Dad is turning 90 this year. Other than his short-term memory, all is well with him. But when he decided to travel to Innsbruck, Austria to attend the International Symposium on Functional Equations

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

5 “C’s” of leadership for the strategic CFO

These days it's hard to imagine a scenario where "business growth" and "global expansion" aren't synonymous. Reaching new, larger, developing markets is seen as the best way to achieve rapid scaling of business.

Published on: July 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

The competitive advantage of cultural diversity in the workplace

Globalization brings both opportunities and challenges for organizations. Front and centre to the discussion of globalization is cultural workplace diversity. Cultural diversity can be a strength that enables an organization to thrive with

Published on: July 4th, 2014 Brian Clendenin