The Osborne Observer
As 2016 comes to a close, we'd like to share with you the most popular Osborne articles of the year - just in case you missed some!
Do We Have A Leadership Problem

Whether you work in business, government or the not-for-profit/social enterprise sector, you are dealing with the issues arising from our fast-changing, interconnected world. And, you no doubt hear about, or have a lot to say about the need for more effective leadership.

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Entering The Canadian Retail Landscape For Dummies - A Western Canadian Perspective
A couple of years ago I wrote an article about the changing retail landscape in Canada and how a couple of retail icons went out of business - Eaton's and Zellers. Now Target has left the Canadian market place with a $6 billion loss and every day I read about another American or global company entering the Canadian market place. It always bears the question:

Do they understand this great country of ours?

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Has Business Cut Off Its Nose To Spite Its Face?

The last 18 months have been hard for Albertans, and while the price of oil is on a sluggish rise, we have seen reductions and layoffs in all industries, not just the energy sector, with a slow return to hiring. These cuts will have an impact in a way that has not yet been perceived, with the question being, have we gone too far?

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How To Get Good Results From Market Research
Good results from market research depend on good preparation and good design. As a manager contemplating hiring or conducting market research there are design steps that will help you get the most for your money.

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On behalf of all of us at Osborne, we'd like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season, and health and prosperity in 2017.

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