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Your tough TFSA questions answered

Investor Clinic has been receiving a lot of questions about the tax-free savings account. Today, I'll answer three of them.<p><i>I have been reading some discussions online about an income-splitting strategy involving the TFSA, and I want to know if it's legal. The scenario goes like this:</i><p><i>The husband is</i> …

Being Experienced Doesn’t Automatically Make You a Great Mentor

Coaching and mentoring is more popular than ever — and for good reason. As individuals progress in their jobs and careers, they’re constantly challenged to build their skills and act outside their comfort zones. Timid executives are called upon to learn to deliver motivational speeches; …

Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance

When the theory of emotional intelligence at work began to receive widespread attention, we frequently heard executives say—in the same breath, mind you—“That’s incredible,” and, “Well, I’ve known that all along.” They were responding to our research that showed an incontrovertible link between an …

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Algorithms Make Better Predictions — Except When They Don’t

Predictive analytics is proving itself both powerful and perilous. Powerful, because advanced algorithms can take a near-unlimited number of factors into account, provide deep insights into variation, and scale to meet the needs of even the largest company. Perilous, because bad data and hidden …

What New Team Leaders Should Do First

Getting people to work together isn’t easy, and unfortunately many leaders skip over the basics of team building in a rush to start achieving goals. But your actions in the first few weeks and months can have a major impact on whether your team ultimately delivers results. What steps should you …

America’s New Labor Movement

Flip through issues of Harvard Business Review from the 1950s or 1960s, and you’ll see a steady drumbeat of articles on labor relations. But search Google today, and our top hit on unions is from 20 years ago — John Hoerr’s still-interesting “What Should Unions Do?”<p>America’s public sector has also …

$24M ad campaign for Keystone pipeline had little impact: survey

America and Canada are friends. That’s the main message Americans got from phase one of the federal government's multimillion-dollar advertising …

Tax credits are not the way to boost innovation

There is a lot of talk about the need to build a "knowledge-based economy" if we are to retain and create good jobs in a world where production is shifting in a major way to lower-wage developing countries.<p>To compete, Canada must indeed produce high value-added goods and services commanding a price …

RBC economist predicts home price declines in 2016 as rates rise

<i>The Globe’s Real Estate Beat offers news and analysis on the Canadian housing market from real estate reporter Tara Perkins. Read more on The Globe’s</i> housing page <i>and follow Tara on Twitter</i> @TaraPerkins.<p>An economist at Canada’s biggest bank says home prices could start falling in 2016 if interest …

How Target strayed deep into the red in Canada

Canada has taught U.S. retail giant Target Corp. a tough lesson.<p>Instead of opening 124 stores in this country last year, the second-largest discounter in the United States should have launched just five to 10 outlets and "refined" the operations before rolling out more, chief financial officer John …

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models

As the Internet of Things (IoT) spreads, the implications for business model innovation are huge. Filling out well-known frameworks and streamlining established business models won’t be enough. To take advantage of new, cloud-based opportunities, today’s companies will need to fundamentally rethink …

Americans want to be Bill Gates. Canadians want to be careful

Someone recently ask me if I found any differences between the audiences I speak to in Canada and the U.S. The answer is yes. "Americans want to be Bill Gates. Canadians want to be careful."<p>I'm not sure why this is. While Canadians are known for their more conservative approach in general, our …