Guest Post – Small-business leaders get answers to pandemic-related questions

Leading Through COVID-19 and Beyond, held virtually on May 6, turned the spotlight on the economic, legal and human impacts of managing small- and medium-sized businesses in Alberta through the pandemic and beyond. The Faculty of Continuing Education at Mount Royal University, the event featured Todd Hirsch (an MRU honorary degree recipient), Steve Eichler of Field Law and leadership expert Steven Armstrong. Hirsch, vice president and chief economist, ATB Financial, laid out five “truths” Albertans should unlearn to better navigate the shifting landscape. Among those, the need to diversify Alberta’s…

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LEADING THROUGH SCARY TIMES

This gif of Canadians watching the American news that is kind of funny because it’s true. via GIPHY We watch the news with fascination and horror over recent events and concern for our friends and neighbours. Of course, we are also observing it all with a healthy dose of good old Canadian smugness, because smugness is Canada's second-largest export. I have spent quite a bit of time since New Year's talking with US-based clients, prospects and friends and what the rest of the world is missing…

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