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High self-esteem may be the outcome of hard work, discipline, and personal accomplishment, but will it be reflected in increased performance, productivity, and achievement? Unfortunately, I have not seen any research that supports this theory.

Every organization strives to achieve higher levels of engagement and loyalty both from their employees and their customers.  Is it possible for leaders to create that engagement, maintain a competitive advantage, and maximize profits in this climate when people are … Continue reading

I wrote in past articles how the odds of a business surviving two or more generations are statistically very low.  However, in Borden-Carlton, PEI we have a thriving business that is now on its third generation.  In fact, The Guardian wrote … Continue reading

As many of you are aware, this past summer I have been writing about a diversity of entrepreneurs in Prince Edward Island (PEI).  What I have discovered is that we have some of the most brilliant and hardworking business owners … Continue reading

According to Forbes Magazine, less than one third of family businesses survive the transition from first to second generation ownership. Another 50% do not survive the transition from second to third generation.  That means only 12% of family owned businesses make it to the third generation.