Leadership Winnipeg Through the Eyes of David Wolodarsky

by Admin 26. April 2016 07:59

I Hope You Like Puzzles

April 25, 2016

As each Leadership Winnipeg session goes by, it becomes increasingly clear to me that our city’s leaders new and old need to enjoy and be great at working on puzzles.

We all know there are many different types of puzzles and the best approach to building one is to start with the edges and work your way into the centre. It’s simple, right?

What I’ve come to learn is that building and maintaining a thriving city is one of the hardest puzzles out there. You have the "must have" pieces like healthcare and education; they’re the edges. At the centre, you have the pieces that make up our city’s identity - like our arts community, sports teams, how we integrate those new to Canada and more. What makes these kinds of puzzles so hard is that there is only so much money to go around and so many different views on where to spend it. 

There’s a lot at stake and if you place a puzzle piece in the wrong spot or lose one, you can change the cultural identity of our great city faster than you might think. As future leaders, it’s important that when we play with the puzzle, we ensure the pieces are going in the proper spots. One trick, work collaboratively with the other leaders in the community to figure out how they fit together.

 

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BOLD Radio Experts - Insurance considerations for succession & estate planning

by Admin 21. April 2016 13:22

Sometimes in life, you just need some good advice. No one is an expert at everything. That’s why we’re proud to present the BOLD Radio Experts series where we welcome a qualified and experienced individual to offer sound advice on an aspect of running a business.

We are pleased to feature Tyler Evans, Insurance Specialist from Credential Financial that works in partnership with Steinbach Credit Union. Tyler brings his expertise to the subject of insurance considerations for succession & estate planning.

Insurance is an important investment to make in many facets of your life. Tyler talks about the insurance considerations a business owner should make when it comes to succession and estate planning.

Click to watch Tyler's in-studio Expert segment. 

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Auto theft with keys: How businesses can stay vigilant

by Admin 20. April 2016 04:41

Across Manitoba, more and more vehicles are being stolen because thieves are getting access to vehicle keys. Over 80 per cent of passenger vehicle thefts in Manitoba occur with the use of keys. In the majority of these instances, vehicles are being left running or keys are being left in the ignition or somewhere else within the vehicle such as the console or glovebox.

Manitoba businesses are not immune to this crime of opportunity. From company vehicles to moving vans to delivery cars, any business vehicle can be stolen at any time when keys are not protected. In addition to the public safety risk of stolen vehicles being driven unsafely, auto theft of a business vehicle can have many other undesirable consequences including stranded employees, the loss of company and personal belongings, business downtime and unsatisfied customers.

How can businesses protect against auto theft with keys?

Protect your business from having company vehicles stolen with keys by following these easy-to-remember tips:

•    Never leave keys inside a vehicle.
•    Always keep vehicles locked.
•    Don’t leave vehicles running unattended. This is one of the most common ways vehicles are stolen. Perpetrators can hop in and drive away in a matter of seconds.
•    Don’t leave packages, money or other valuables in plain view. If items have to stay in the vehicle, lock them in the trunk.
•    Be mindful of where keys are at all times. Use a keychain, lanyard or zipped pocket to avoid losing keys or having them stolen.

Vehicles left with unattended keys are at a higher risk for theft, and that can be bad for business. As a business owner, take the time to educate your staff on ways to prevent auto theft.

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Election Day!

by Admin 19. April 2016 06:23

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An idea a day: Manitoba BOLD #40

by Admin 19. April 2016 06:21

What's your BOLD idea? is a question we need to continue to ask ourselves.

Let's continue to bring forward bold ideas. Manitoba can be the best, and we can inspire others across this country and around the globe.  

Watch the final video of the campaign:

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An idea a day: Manitoba BOLD #39

by Admin 17. April 2016 05:45

Hundreds of Manitobans have contributed to Manitobe BOLD, a crowd-sourced vision document that represents a grassroots, ‘made-in-Manitoba’ expression of our community’s aspirations for Manitoba. To learn more about the movement. To help bring context to Manitoba BOLD ideas and make the document as accessible as possible, we are getting personal by telling stories. Click here to check out the daily videos, radio segments and op-eds that break BOLD down into bite-sized pieces.      

IDEA #39

Define our Plans and Priorities | Local | Food:

Harness Manitoba's food community to foster even more collaboration; encourage diversity and variety among new and emerging local businesses within our food industry.

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Read more:

http://thecandidchef.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/thecandidchef/ 

 

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An idea a day: Manitoba BOLD #38

by Admin 16. April 2016 05:08

Hundreds of Manitobans have contributed to Manitobe BOLD, a crowd-sourced vision document that represents a grassroots, ‘made-in-Manitoba’ expression of our community’s aspirations for Manitoba. To learn more about the movement. To help bring context to Manitoba BOLD ideas and make the document as accessible as possible, we are getting personal by telling stories. Click here to check out the daily videos, radio segments and op-eds that break BOLD down into bite-sized pieces.     

IDEA #38 

Invest in our People:

Work with governemnt, community and business towards a fully inclusive province that recognizes and values the contributions and potential of all Manitobans, including those with intellectual disabilities.

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Read more:

http://www.abilitiesmanitoba.org/ 

Disability Matters:Vote 2016: http://www.disabilitymatters2016.ca

5 key issue rants: http://www.disabilitymatters2016.ca/resources/rants

Accessibility for Manitobans Act: https://web2.gov.mb.ca/bills/40-2/b026e.php 

 

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An idea a day: Manitoba BOLD #37

by Admin 15. April 2016 09:04

Hundreds of Manitobans have contributed to Manitobe BOLD, a crowd-sourced vision document that represents a grassroots, ‘made-in-Manitoba’ expression of our community’s aspirations for Manitoba. To learn more about the movement. To help bring context to Manitoba BOLD ideas and make the document as accessible as possible, we are getting personal by telling stories. Click here to check out the daily videos, radio segments and op-eds that break BOLD down into bite-sized pieces.    

IDEA #37

Define our Plans and Priorities | Driving the Share Economy | Analysis:

Establish a cross‐jurisdictional taskforce with representation from government, thought leaders, and industry (including existing operators and new market entrants) with a mandate to analyze the opportunities and impacts of the sharing economy and make comprehensive recommendations. 

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Here are a few links on how the Peg City Car Co-op service works: https://pegcitycarcoop.ca/

On investment structure and member profile videos: https://vimeo.com/pegcitycarcoop

How carsharing impacts our local economy: https://pegcitycarcoop.ca/2012/05/carsharing-and-the-local-economy/

More information on cooperatives generally and resources for startups see MCA's website: http://www.manitoba.coop/

 

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Leadership Winnipeg Through the Eyes of Andrea Shalay

by Admin 15. April 2016 05:24

WELCOMING SUCCESS!

I share my house with newcomers to Canada. The Japanese wanted a career where there wasn't an expectation to work 60-80 hours a week. The Brazilians wanted to live in a country where corruption wasn't considered the normal way to get through a day. One housemate wanted to build his life on his own terms, away from the privilege and lifestyle of his family.

I am in constant awe of my housemates. It takes a certain type of bravery to walk away from home and family, from natural networks and familiar customs, and in many cases, from your first language and career qualifications. I've housed doctors, lawyers and orthodontists.

My MA focused on migrant integration in Europe. The ghettos, the riots, the Islamophobia and the rejection of multiculturalism; I sensed a tremendous amount of frustration and despair from all sides. I've often wondered, what works? What makes Canada's experience a different story?

I was amazed to learn what the Immigrant Centre is and does. From the moment a work permit is approved until permanent residence is established, the Centre ensures its clients have the knowledge, resources and tools to enable their success.

One of the first steps in the process, which I find particularly profound, is that they sit down and listen to an immigrant's dreams and goals for their life in Canada, and build a plan for success around that. They can be that doctor or lawyer again and they can have a meaningful career, if they give themselves time and know which steps they need to take.

Help with complicated and important documents, basic skills classes for adjusting to life in Canada, referrals to other agencies and services, and even a listening ear and compassionate support are intended to ease the transition process.

To my housemates, who have benefited from these services, they have not seen or heard of anything like this in any other country. Many countries leave immigrants to muddle through the paperwork, navigate foreign systems and adjust to local social expectations on their own. Deportation due to a misfiled paper, or a lifetime of menial labour, is just a cost associated with trying to start over in a new country. It reinforces the privilege of those with citizenship over those who do not.

The Immigrant Centre in Winnipeg has been recognized nationally as a leader for best practices in settlement services. The Centre also collaborates with over 50 organizations across Manitoba, and shares ideas with similar agencies across Canada. Not only is the Immigrant Centre impacting the lives of tens of thousands of immigrants who seek their services each year, but they are also impacting Canada, and in some ways, the world.

 

 

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An idea a day: Manitoba BOLD #36

by Admin 14. April 2016 05:55

Hundreds of Manitobans have contributed to Manitobe BOLD, a crowd-sourced vision document that represents a grassroots, ‘made-in-Manitoba’ expression of our community’s aspirations for Manitoba. To learn more about the movement. To help bring context to Manitoba BOLD ideas and make the document as accessible as possible, we are getting personal by telling stories. Click here to check out the daily videos, radio segments and op-eds that break BOLD down into bite-sized pieces.    

IDEA #36

Strengthen Our Place | Procuring Made‐in‐Manitoba Solutions | Procurement Policies and Process:
Implement a greater use of Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) for specific requirements hat sets the price and the selection criteria is strictly on the qualifications of the supplier.

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Website of a procurement advocacy group Cal has formed www.QBSCanada.ca

One of Cal'is articles on using Qualifications Based Selection instead of low-bid RFPs http://beyondreferrals.com/is-hr-smarter-than-procurement/

Cal's TEDx talk on using Qualifications Based Selection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pksf3vijp6Q

Cal's video on the real cost of low-price bidding https://vimeo.com/108227256
 

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