Five things you need to know before you start your work day on Feb. 8

Good morning all! Editor Shari Kulha (@FPExecEditor) bringing you our business headlines bright ‘n’ early. Markets were no longer the hot topic yesterday, having found some calm after all that chaos. But, there is another numbers story that could lead to its own kind of chaos, and that is over retirement savings — or lack …

Three habits that do your leadership style more harm than good

We all want our companies to be faster, better and more profitable. That’s the nature of business. As a professional, leader or executive, efficiency isn’t just a skill, it’s a requirement. As you gained more experience, you may have acquired tricks to help you become more effective. However, the habits that you think are serving …

What you need to know before you start your work day on Feb. 9

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna.Justin Tang / The Canadian Press Happy Friday! Editor Shari Kulha (@FPExecEditor) here, catching you up on the best business news for the last day of the work week (… unless you’re in retail, as the saying goes).  Woe to the week  Volatility returned to the markets yesterday, …

An Olympian ethos pushes the CEO in charge of Canada’s games

The Canadian Olympic Committee's CEO Chris Overholt speaks during a Team Canada event in Toronto.Cole Burston/National Post Chris Overholt, CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee, feels more confident heading into the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games than he did in his previous three Olympics. “It is absolutely a product of the time in the role, experience …

Five things you should know before you start your work day on Jan. 31

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speaks to media during a tour of Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement project in Hardisty, Alta.Jason Franson / THE CANADIAN PRESS Good morning — and so long, January! Editor Nicole MacAdam (@nicole_mac1) here with your morning business news, including a move by B.C.’s NDP government to limit the amount of oilsands …

Five things you should know before you start your work day on Feb. 1

Loblaw and its bread-producing parent company George Weston confirmed Tuesday that they were behind a tip-off to the Competition Bureau about an alleged industrywide price-fixing scheme.Jack Atley/Bloomberg News Good morning! Editor Nicole MacAdam (@nicole_mac1) here with your morning sip of news from the world of business, including allegations of how two bread producers and a …

Data privacy deadline looms in EU, and yes, Canadian businesses must comply

Canadian organizations are only beginning their journey towards compliancy with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But time is running out, as the May 25 deadline approaches. A new — albeit small-scale — global survey by Commvault found that only 12 per cent of organizations say they are ready for implementation by the enforcement date. …

Five things you should know before you start your work day on Feb. 2

WestJet president and CEO Gregg Saretsky weighed in on Bombardier’s ill-fated CSeries, which he said “wasn’t designed for the Canadian carriers.” Good morning! Editor Nicole MacAdam (@nicole_mac1) here with your pre-Super Bowl business news highlights, including how to get from Hamilton to Abbotsford on the new WestJet ultra low-cost carrier Swoop for $0 (taxes and …

Soft skills are a boon to a leadership team. Women have them in spades

Sarah YoungHandout It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone anymore that organizations who can attract, employ and retain a diverse mix of top talent have a competitive advantage. But what does it take to attract and maintain top talent? Top talent is increasingly mobile. They choose where they want to go and have specific …