Ethics and Leadership: When Social Mores Change

Watching the antics of various leaders in the news these days, it’s clear the challenges of leadership are always on display.  Leadership, ultimately is about followers, and ethical leadership is enduring. Exactly how do great leaders develop their leadership styles, and do the right things in periods of great change and much distraction?

Choosing Your 2018 Career Path as an Employee or Entrepreneur

When setting your career-related New Year’s resolutions, it’s important to ask yourself a key question: “Do I see myself as an employee or an entrepreneur?”

People in the News:  Barbara Schuster

Congratulations to Barbara Schuster from Investors Group who just graduated from Knowledge Bureau’s Advanced Tax-Efficient Retirement Income Planning self-study course, and had the following comments about her experiences:

Labour Report Points to Financial Services Employment Opportunities

Last month Statistics Canada released a report titled “Labour in Canada,” citing statistics from the 2016 census. Employment rates, average earning potential, part-time work trends, and the number of older workers still in the workforce all point to promising opportunities for employment in the tax and financial services industries especially, which offer high earning potential for this demographic.

Joanne Sigurdson: CE Summits Promote Financial Business Growth and Thought Leadership

Business leader, coach and Knowledge Bureau author Joanne Sigurdson hosted a workshop at Knowledge Bureau’s fall CE Summits that wowed the audience with new thought leadership and inspired the business builders who attended to “think bigger” as they contemplate their plans to expand their careers and businesses in 2018.

Find Valuable, Meaningful Work in the Tax and Financial Sector

Canadians working in the financial services have been the largest contributor to the national earnings increase, according to Statistics Canada November 30 survey on Payroll, Employment, Earnings and Hours.  The gains were particularly impressive in the professional, scientific and technical services: average weekly earnings were up 3.4% to $1,354; growth driven by accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services with notable increases in Ontario and Quebec.

Become a Trusted Resource for Clients Faced with CRA Information Gap

While Canada Revenue Agency is under fire for failing to provide timely and accurate information to taxpayers, it’s clear that tax and financial advisors have an important role in filling that gap and in the process demonstrate unique value to their clients as trustworthy resources.  But the industry, too, must step up its knowledge in light of increasing complexity.
 
 
Knowledge Bureau Poll Question

In your opinion, are professional advisors putting themselves at risk in working with non-compliant taxpayers, given the narrowed Voluntary Disclosure Program effective March 1, 2018?

  • Yes
    50 votes
    84.75%
  • No
    9 votes
    15.25%