Why Trust Matters

Last updated: February 22, 2019

Like many of you, I have many business and personal interests. I’m an avid researcher into strategy effectiveness, a mental health advocate for change within business, an observer of team dynamics and I’ve spent a lot of time exploring my own leadership traits, attitudes, perceptions and responses in the work environment. I’ve been wondering for many years why some organizations can develop ...

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Family Philanthropy: Determining the Right Way for Your Family to Give Back 3/3

Last updated: January 15, 2019

Now that we’ve explored the inspiration, purpose and focus behind your family’s philanthropic goals, it’s time to look at the level of recognition your family prefers with respect to your giving. You may have differing opinions and those can change depending on the specific causes you are choosing to support. Some families prefer to remain anonymous in order to have the focus be on the cause...

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Family Philanthropy: Determining the Right Way for Your Family to Give Back 2/3

Last updated: December 13, 2018

One of the greatest parts of family philanthropy is finding a common bond that can bring generations together. Identifying shared values among family members is an important step in establishing your core shared values, and the relationship of those values to your charitable giving. A great way to figure out these shared values is to take the time to answer the following questions – whether on y...

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Family Philanthropy: Determining the Right Way for Your Family to Give Back 1/3

Last updated: November 29, 2018

We all know that Nova Scotia is a great province to live, which is why you many of you decided to build your business here. What makes it so great is predominantly the people. We are kind, generous and humble. We volunteer. We help. We give. There’s no doubt that much of our success can be attributed to the generations of everyday philanthropists who have given their time, talent and treasure to...

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Series of Succession Planning

Last updated: September 16, 2018

Most people have heard the statistics about the “lack” of success in succession planning, with only 30% of family-run businesses successfully transitioned into the second generation and only 10% making it to the third. My goal in educating myself on family business was not to learn why these families failed, but to learn the reasons why they succeeded. I believe that success leaves clues. In t...

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