Joanna Boniecka-Grzelak

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Popular U.S. fitness franchise brings ‘judgment-free’ ethos to Canada

Back in the '90s, when American franchise Planet Fitness slashed the price of its monthly gym memberships from $35 to $10, it was revolutionary. "People said, you guys are crazy," recalls CEO Chris Rondeau, 41, who joined the company a year after it was founded in Dover, New Hampshire in 1992, and …

Mirtle: Hockey’s analytics on the way to becoming advanced stats

It's the little secret that doesn't get mentioned nearly enough when it comes to the "advanced stats" that seem to be the hot topic in hockey circles right now.<p>Those stats? They're not very advanced at all.<p>Measuring which teams and players play in the offensive zone more than in the defensive zone, …

Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified

You’ve probably heard the following statistic: Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them.<p>The finding comes from a Hewlett Packard internal report, and has been quoted in <i>Lean In</i>, <i>The Confidence Code</i> and dozens of articles. It’s …

The Body Language Of Creative Thinkers

Could your body language during an interview give away the fact that you’re dumb and unimaginative? Stanford scientists think so.<p>You can tell a lot about a person’s mental state just by looking at their body language. Are they laid back, or fidgety? Are they happy, or sad? Are they confident, or …

Implementing COSO: Evolutionary, Not Revolutionary

Three financial executives, speaking on a webcast sponsored by FEI and BlackLine Systems, described their companies' implementation efforts of the …

5 warning signs your revenue is leaking

Integrated systems<p>Exact Online Professional Services uses the cloud to seamlessly integrate time and billing software with your CRM and accounting. …

CRM

Data Leakage: How Publishers Can Protect Customers & Ad Revenue

Data protection and privacy is a hot topic for everyone these days, given the many recent data breaches that have taken place at some of the …

Audit Finds Former Tarboro City Manager Made $366K in Excessive Purchases

State Auditor Beth Wood said an audit pointing out hundreds of thousands of dollars in misspending by top Tarboro officials should serve as a call …

Corruption

The Relationship Between the Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment

<b>Avalution’s Approach to Establish Business Continuity Requirements</b><p>The business impact analysis (BIA) and risk assessment are foundational elements of …

Many Executives Fail at Supply Chain Risk Assessment

Many supply chain executives have done very little to formally manage their supply chain risk, according to “Managing Risk in the Global Supply …

Risk Reduction: No. 1 Concern of Bank Boards

The Bank Director's 2014 Risk Practices Survey reveals some very interesting information about the risk management programs that bank boards have in place.<p>It's classically challenging for many banks to assess how risk management practices affect the institution. However, banks that have worked at …

Developing best practice on whistleblowing programmes

<b>Why is whistle-blowing such a critical issue and how important is it for businesses to have clear and coherent whistle-blowing policies? asks this</b> …

Why you should learn to love feedback.

It's no secret that many people avoid feedback like it's a plague.<p>However, more than 2/3 of employees surveyed globally in Gallup and other studies …

Learning from learners: student feedback boosted my teaching skills

<i>Rory Gallagher is a teacher of French and Japanese at the</i> <i>Thomas Hardye School</i> <i>in Dorset</i><p>I got into teaching when I was 35 and applied to the graduate teacher programme (GTP). I'd done some teaching when I was younger – at university I did Tefl and I taught in Japan as an assistant English teacher. …

How to Think on Your Feet Under Pressure: 6 Tips

Does your mind ever go blank when you're put on the spot? Here's how to have a brilliant answer every time.<p>You're minding your own business when you bump into someone important and he or she asks you a question. Suddenly, you're at a loss for words and find yourself stammering about awkwardly. Or …

2 Ways to Quickly Expand Your Network

Make new friends. Reconnect with old ones. Introduce one to the other. Repeat.<p><i>Good karma.</i><p><i>What goes around comes around.</i><p><i>You reap what you sow.</i><p>Whether or not one believes those things, we all hope to enjoy the boomerang benefits of good behavior. In his fantastic book "Give and Take," Wharton …

How Big Data Brings Marketing and Finance Together

When Raja Rajamannar became CMO of MasterCard Worldwide in 2013, he moved quickly to transform how the credit card giant measures marketing. His artillery: Advanced Big Data analytics. MasterCard had always been a data-driven organization. But the real power and full potential of data was not being …

A Call For Internal Audit Change

The IIA has released a new report calling for change. Enhancing value Through collaboration: A call to action has a lot of value, drawing on the …

9 Ways to Become a Better Leader

This story appears in the March 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><b>Encourage employees to disagree with you.</b> <br>Companies get into trouble when everyone is afraid to speak truth to power. "If all you hear is how great you're doing, that should be a danger sign," says executive coach Ray</b> …

Leadership

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“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”<p>Oops! It seems something went wrong on our end or the page doesn’t exist anymore. Please …

Success

How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

diffluence - Word of the Day

• the act of flowing off or away.<br>• the act or process of dissolving into a liquid; liquefaction; deliquescence.<br>• the rate at which fluid flow diverges …

22 Quotes to Kick-Start Real Change

11 Leadership Lessons From NBA Coach Phil Jackson

11 Leadership Lessons From NBA Coach Phil Jackson<p>Phil Jackson is a legendary former NBA coach and with 11 titles under his belt, he definitely knows a thing or two about leadership. Jackson recently published his memoir, "Eleven Rings," where he outlines what really led to his success. Below are the 11 principles that made him so successful.<p>1. Be genuine. Jackson wasn't concerned about fans, but realized it was all about being true to who you are. He says the players benefited more when he …