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How to Become a Social Enterprise - Interview with Bob Prenovost

[fa icon="calendar'] October 17 / by Anthony Taylor posted in podcast

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Bob Prenovost, who is the Managing Principal at Propellor Advisors, joined us on our Strategy & Leadership Podcast to explain the strategic benefits of social enterprises. While we commonly think of a social enterprise as being either a non-profit or a not-for-profit organization, a social enterprise can also be a for-profit company that is committed to a social cause, whether it be for example humanitarian or environmental. Regardless of the sector, Propellor Advisors' mission is to help organizations become social enterprises. 

We asked Bob why organizations might be interested in becoming social enterprises, especially non-profit organizations who might be struggling to retain funding. He explained that government and donor funding is increasingly limited, and not guaranteed, and the continuous search for funding may take more resources and output than income generated in the end. 

Get 15 Questions to Ask Your Team - Strategic Planning QuestionnaireBob walked us through ways that non-profit (and for-profits, too) can become a successful social enterprise: 

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Brock McDonald-Building the system around your strategy.

[fa icon="calendar'] September 14 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning, strategic management, podcast, process

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In this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast, Brock McDonald, the CEO of the Recycling Council of BC, joined us to chat about strategic planning, team building, establishing partnerships and leading initiatives within a non-profit environmental organization. Brock has worked with the Recycling Council of BC since 2003 where their mission is to minimize and eventually eliminate waste. 

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Developing Strategic Priorities and Improving Organizational Communication: Interview with Andrew Budkofsky

[fa icon="calendar'] June 07 / by Anthony Taylor posted in podcast

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In this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast, we were joined by Andrew Budkofsky, the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Digital Trends. Andrew has a rich background in media and technology, and has worked with cable television, web TV, interactive technologies and sales.

Currently leading the sales team at Digital Trends, Andrew is involved with the latest technologies in the communications and media world. 

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Aligning Your Strategy, Performance and People: Interview with Julie Carbone

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24 / by Anthony Taylor posted in podcast

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Julie Carbone, the Associate Director of Strategy at OMD Montreal, joined us to chat about aligning teams with organizational strategy and performance. When working with external clients in the world of advertising and marketing, there are two strategies to consider: both yours and theirs. It is important to work together and communicate with internal teams, as well as client teams. 
View our custom strategic planning tools, templates, and resourcesSome great topics Julie chats about include: 

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How to create a (best) culture where employees want to stay: With Shane Wright

[fa icon="calendar'] March 21 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Leadership, case study, culture, podcast, strategy

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In this edition of the Strategy and Leadership PodcastI interview Shane Wright of Paladin Security.

Shane is the Director of Operations, Vancouver Island, at Paladin Security Group Ltd., and he has been with the company for 6 years. What I appreciate about this conversation is hearing about some of the tactics Paladin used to develop the people in their organization, and how Shane was able to follow a set growth trajectory.

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Creating an Inclusive Strategy and Onboarding Your Team: Interview with Neelima Firth

[fa icon="calendar'] December 21 / by Jenna Sedmak posted in Strategic planning, podcast

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 Neelima Firth has a long background in strategy; starting in biotech and pharmaceuticals, managing small and medium businesses, consulting, and eventually joining the board of the Association of Strategic Planning have led to Neelima becoming greatly experienced in the world of organizational strategy. 

In this interview, Neelima speaks about the importance of inclusion within strategy. Rather than a top down approach, it's better to have your employees and team members participate in the planning process as soon as possible to help create a greater buy-in and a goal oriented company culture.

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Keys to successful strategy with Michael Stewart of Work Effects

[fa icon="calendar'] October 25 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning, culture, alignment, podcast

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There are a few keys to a successful strategic plan and it seems everyone has a different approach to strategic planning and getting alignment with their organizations.

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