08 Sep 2020
By Ryan Landry, FCBDO & President of New Horizons Learning  The ROI of employee training is one of the hardest things to measure because it is not just a science. It has art applications as well, which means there are intangibles that need to be considered. There are thousands of ROI models out there, most overlapping with one another. Following are three main topics within the… Read
01 Sep 2020
By Charn Pennewaert, GigX Charter Member FCMO When you think of a successful business leader, some attributes that may come to mind are resilient, collaborative, resourceful, patient, controlled and giving among other positive characteristics. However, most people don’t know how much these qualities relate to Aikido. Aikido is the art of the Samurai who waits patiently, full of… Read
11 Aug 2020
By Andy Spinks, Owner of Thoughtsand Executive IT Consulting & GigX Charter Member A “commuter” is defined as a person who travels to work over an appreciable distance, often from the suburbs to the centre of a city. I stopped commuting to the office every day about 10 years ago. It was mainly because I was having more and more early morning meetings (sometimes as early as 4:30 a.… Read
21 Jul 2020
By Andy Spinks, GigX Charter Member & Fractional Chief Information Officer “I want it all, and I want it now!” Queen. “I Want It All.” The Miracle, Capitol Records, 1989. We live in a disposable age where things change all the time and new becomes old very quickly. Short attention spans coupled with lack of patience and the appeal of new and shiny pervades everything we see and… Read
07 Jul 2020
By Lynn Hargreaves, Fractional Chief Operating Officer and GigX Charter Member I'll admit that I'm a bit cynical about all of the statements coming from companies saying they want to #BeBetter. Having spent my career executing strategies of all shapes and sizes, I am immediately left with the question, “How do you plan to #BeBetter?” After all, without specific goals, action items, and… Read
09 Jun 2020
By Chuck Lee, Co-founder of GigX Are you fishing or catching? Ask any number of fishermen what the secret is to catching fish, and you will receive a diverse range of answers. They probably start with, “Well, it depends…”  That’s because being successful in bringing in fish requires having a constant eye out for change. A return trip out to a favorite spot that once produced a record… Read
28 May 2020
By Chuck Lee, Co-founder of GigX “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening my axe.”  -Abraham Lincoln Getting your axe ready In most circumstances, preparation is a key component to success. Examples abound in sports, business, and life. Abraham Lincoln’s quote is making a simple point. If you are not spending sufficient time preparing (be… Read
20 May 2020
Dear GigX Members and Friends, During these difficult times, the GigX team has been working to adapt the GigX membership model to be accessible to a greater number of people. Our hope is that new and existing members will find a membership level that suits each person’s needs and helps position them for success, both now and long into the future. In pursuit of this goal, we are… Read
05 May 2020
By Chuck Lee, Co-founder of GigX All of us share this fundamental truth: COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know it. These are uncertain, uncharted, unprecedented times. Just as the horrific events of 9/11 disrupted so many facets of everyday life, so too will life be altered in the aftermath of this pandemic. Everyday interactions we took for granted before COVID-19, like shaking… Read
05 Apr 2020
Dear GigX Community, We are saddened by what is happening locally, regionally, nationally and globally and recognize there are not adequate words to do justice to each person’s experiences and pain. Yet, we are also heartened by the heroism, determination, support and love that is coming through as we fight together for our common good. We see blue skies ahead. Business Support As… Read