Transformation or cultural change calls on the energy, focus and commitment of everyone in the organization. It’s less a matter of managing change than it is a matter of leading.
Cultivating a diverse workforce is important and this notion is supported by economic trends and research. With many Atlantic Canadian regions experiencing population decline and the impact of the ‘brain drain’, as newly minted graduates head west, the topic of enhancing diversity within our organizations has moved to the forefront of talent management conversations.
There comes a time in every leader's career when they must let an employee go. It could be the result of restructuring or that the individual is no longer the right fit for the business needs. Whatever the reason, planning for a termination meeting can cause anxiety and loss of sleep for even the most experienced leaders. What should you say, or not say? How will the employee receiving the news react? How will you handle the transition of the employee’s responsibilities? What security precautions do you need to take?
Hiring a university president is the most important decision a board of governors will make. It is a challenging journey marked with interviews, months of discussion, selection committee meetings and tough deliberations. Once the ideal candidate has been identified, it may seem like the difficult part is over. But, in fact, the most important work of the board lies ahead.
As the Board Chair, Cynthia Dorrington is pursuing a vision for greater diversity in both the Chamber’s membership and in its board members. Drawing on her extensive experience as a business leader, human resource professional, and the Chair of the Black Business Initiative’s Board of Directors, Dorrington sees opportunities for dynamic change in Atlantic Canada’s demographics and economic growth.
As the President and CEO of Events East, Carrie Cussons leads her team in connecting Nova Scotia to the world by creating memorable event experiences. In this interview, Cussons shares her vision for the new convention centre as an economic engine and reveals how it has inspired her team to perform at a higher level. She also shares her view on the role of small business investment in the future growth of our economy.
Each day at KBRS we are reminded of the abundance of outstanding women leaders – the tremendous possibility of their potential as well as the testaments of their accomplishments.
We are surrounded by inspiration – thanks to our clients, our colleagues, our advisors and the many leaders in our networks – from emerging young leaders eager to make their mark to the accomplished leaders who generously offer wise advice.
Working with career minded, talented women Catherine J. Woodman has discovered three common internal challenges: confidence, finding voice, and fatigue.
As the CEO of the crown corporation charged with bringing new investment and employment to New Brunswick, Lund brings more than 30 years of experience in banking, venture capital, business development, and international finance to the role. He speaks to the importance of being proactive in economic development, why ONB has targeted cannabis and cybersecurity as priority growth industries, and why Atlantic Canadians need to prepare our workforce for the jobs that will be available 20 years from now.
Laura Lee Langley is the Deputy Minister of the Office of the Premier, Deputy Minister of Treasury and Policy Board, Clerk of the Executive Council, Head of the Public Service, Chief Executive Officer of Communications Nova Scotia, and Public Service Commissioner. Reflecting on her extensive public service and media experience, Langley shares her perspectives on the importance of workforce diversity, why she is so passionate about advancing the issue, and why leaders need to be learners if they truly want to make progress in creating inclusive workplaces.